Personal identity, beginning in 2003 photo restitchings In this series of works in progress, I examine the question of personal identity in the age of digital information. The series shows a search for biographical traces in self-portraits with sewn-in original documents, beginning with my ...
7 Things to Love About Quitting Consumerism. ~ Rachel Smith | elephant journal
There’s plenty of research and endless books on the pursuit of happiness and none of them suggest shopping or buying as the answer. That’s why this year I’m undertaking a lifestyle choice and an experiment: I’m buying nothing new or second hand for a whole year.
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“Weird Beauty” is a striking photographic series by Alexander Khokhlov. Additional credits go to face painter Valeriya Kutsan, and modeling by Elena Banduro. Photos © Alexander Khokhlov Link via My Modern Met
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