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Black and White

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 4, 2007 at 9:33 pm

Black and White

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Oriental China

In Too lazy to assign a category on March 4, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Oriental China

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Empathy

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 24, 2007 at 10:20 am

Empathy

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I'm not big on quoting, but I can't resist repeating some of Barbara Ehrenreich's editorial in the February "Harper's". With all due respect to everyone who's given me "positive thinking" advice, I'm cheering Barbara on when she writes the following:

I hate hope… There. It's out. Let pestilence rain down on me, for a whole chorus of voices rise up to insist that hope, optimism and a positive attitude are the keys to health and longevity… I got through my bout of cancer in a state of constant rage, directed chiefly against the kitschy positivity of American breast cancer culture. I remain, if not certifiably cancer-free down to the last cell, at least hope-free. Do not mistake this condition for hopelessness, in the beaten or passive sense, or confuse it with unhappiness. The trick, as my teen hero Camus wrote, is to draw strength from "the refusal to hope, and the unyielding evidence of a life without consolation." To be hope-free is to accept the tumour in the CAT scan, and to plan one's moves accordingly.

I tried to find this quote from Barbara Ehrenreich online, but didn't. However, you should read her Welcome to Cancerland.

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Exhale

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 15, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Exhale

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Male nude (bis)

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 12, 2007 at 9:17 pm

Male nude (bis)

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Male nude

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 12, 2007 at 9:15 pm

Male nude

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Space

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 10, 2007 at 9:53 pm

Space

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mmmm….

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 8, 2007 at 5:48 pm

mmmm....

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Shirin

In Too lazy to assign a category on February 5, 2007 at 9:22 pm

Shirin

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In 2001 I met a burn survivor who allowed me to photograph her. She told me that she wanted to be photographed so that people could stare at her without feeling embarrassed. It was such an extraordinary experience that a few months later I flew to a burn conference and set up a makeshift studio in a hotel room, and asked people to let me know if they would like their portraits made. I was astonished at how many people did. What I learned from this extraordinary experience was that every burn survivor has a tale of courage to tell, and that the burns have their own eerie beauty. I also learned that after a few hours it becomes very difficult to see the burns anymore. When I returned and developed the photographs, I had to keep asking my wife "does this person look burned to you?", because they all looked quite normal to me. My only regret is that I didn't continue with this project longer than I did, but life intervened.

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In Too lazy to assign a category on February 2, 2007 at 11:28 am

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"I'll give you love, I'll hit you like a truck…

I'll give you love, I'll teach you how to …"

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