Archive for March, 2013

March 31, 2013

WANGECHI

by Katyslany
Advertisements
March 31, 2013

Glory

by Emma

EmmaDestrubeIMG_20120523_230441

March 30, 2013

Tiny Magic Endlessness

by Emma

EmmaDestrubeIMG_20120523_230838

March 28, 2013

Tiny Magic Gulls

by Emma

image

Emma. Your ducks. Get them in a row.

March 28, 2013

what i want to do with you

by Emma

EmmaDestrube

Emma. nostalgia mashup.

this makes a really lovely desktop background.

mandalaish image by yasemin bibin, the rest by mee.

March 26, 2013

Tiny Magic little people

by Katyslany

IMAG2206

March 25, 2013

Tiny Magic Lion

by Katyslany

IMAG3061

March 25, 2013

Tiny Magic Ablaze

by Emma

image

March 24, 2013

by Emma

image

March 24, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:40

by Katyslany

IMAG3148 IMAG3162 IMAG3167

March 24, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 40

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 23, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:39

by Katyslany

IMG_0135

March 23, 2013

by Emma

tumblr_mj778h7OLh1qz4d4bo1_500

March 23, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 39

by Emma

image

EmmA.

March 22, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 38

by Katyslany

IMAG3119 IMAG3120 IMAG3121

 

Katy

March 22, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 38

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 22, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 37

by Emma

image

image

image

image

Emma. Map-making.

March 21, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:37

by Katyslany

Photo on 13-03-21 at 7.07 PM

 

Katy

March 20, 2013

TinyMagic Everyday: 36

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 20, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:36

by Katyslany

IMAG3081IMAG3082

 

 

KATY

March 19, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 35

by Emma

image

image

Emma. Old pictures of blue humans sitting in blue water in the blue outside.

March 19, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 35

by Katyslany

IMAG3062

March 18, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:34

by Katyslany

IMAG3076

March 18, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 34. If I swim the thousand petalled sea

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 17, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 33

by Katyslany

IMAG3023

 

Katy

March 17, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 33

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 16, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:32

by Katyslany

IMAG3035

 

Katy

March 16, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 32

by Emma

image

Emma.

March 16, 2013

kids from around the world photographed with their favourite posessions.

by Emma

Botlhe – Maun, Botswana

 

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

Arafa & Aisha – Bububu, Zanzibar

 

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

Chiwa – Mchinji, Malawi

 

Julia – Tirana, Albania

Julia – Tirana, Albania

 

Pavel – Kiev, Ukraine

 

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

Stella – Montecchio, Italy

 

Cun Zi Yi – Chongqing, China

 

Watcharapom – Bangkok, Thailand

 

Orly-Brownsville,Texas

 

Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya

Tangawizi – Keekorok, Kenya

more pictures from the series here: http://www.gabrielegalimberti.com/

“If Riverboom’s photographer Gabriele Galimberti had happened to shoot me, aged 6 and surrounded by my favorite toys, he would have seen the following: plastic medieval weaponry; assorted Lego (Space, Castle and Pirate); an inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex (punctured slowly into extinction); a Superman action figure (I lost it and hyperventilated with grief); a pair of cuddly rabbits (Sally and Billy); toy cars; a tiny guitar; a plane you launched with an elastic catapult; a replica pistol I thought my mum didn’t know about.

Everyone remembers their childhood toys. The fact that I can recall how most of mine tasted better than I can remember the names of my primary school teachers says everything you need to know about the universe kids inhabit. Indeed, when Galimberti hit upon the idea of photographing children from

around the world with their toys, he was not expecting to uncover much we did not already know: kids love dolls and dinosaurs and trucks and cuddly monkeys, and will construct worlds around them before eventually, inevitably, disregarding them for ever. “At their age, they are pretty all much the same,” is his conclusion after 18 months working on the project. “They just want to play.”

But how they play can reveal a lot. “The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them,” says the Italian, who would often join in with a child’s games before arranging the toys and taking the photograph. “In poor countries, it was much easier. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.”

Yet even children worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function their toys serve. Galimberti talks about meeting a six-year-old boy in Texas and a four-year-old girl in Malawi who both maintained their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from the dangers they believed waited for them at night – from kidnappers and poisonous animals respectively. More common was how the toys reflected the world each child was born into: so the girl from an affluent Mumbai family loves Monopoly, because she likes the idea of building houses and hotels, while the boy from rural Mexico loves trucks, because he sees them rumbling through his village to the nearby sugar plantation every day.

Ultimately, the toys on display reveal the hopes and ambitions of the people who bought them in the first place. “Doing this, I learnt more about the parents than I did about the kids,” says Galimberti. There was the Latvian mother who drove a taxi for a living, and who showered her son with miniature cars; the Italian farmer whose daughter proudly displayed her plastic rakes, hoes and spades. Parents from the Middle East and Asia, he found, would push their children to be photographed even if they were initially nervous or upset, while South American parents were “really relaxed, and said I could do whatever I wanted as long as their child didn’t mind”.

With the exception of computer games, he noticed that toys haven’t really changed over the past three decades or so. And there is something reassuring about that. “I’d often find the kind of toys I used to have,” he says. “It was nice to go back to my childhood somehow.”

Ben Machell – The Times Magazine

March 16, 2013

Wangechi Mutu

by Katyslany

“Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.”

March 15, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 31

by Katyslany

IMAG3021

 

Katy

March 15, 2013

Wearing Earth

by Katyslany

 

 

BEAUTIFUL : http://eyesasbigasplates.wordpress.com/

March 15, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 31

by Emma

Emma Destrube

Emma. Nostalgia Mashup #4

March 14, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday :30

by Katyslany

IMAG2957

 

 

 

Katy. Dedicated to the legendary DTH

March 14, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 30. Those isles of yours that wait for me.

by Emma

Emma Destrube

Emma. Nostalgia Mashup #3.

March 13, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 29. Of night and light and the half light.

by Emma

Emma Destrube

Emma. Nostalgia Mashup #2.

March 13, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:29

by Katyslany

IMG_1476 IMAG2980

 

Katy

March 12, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 28

by Emma

by Emma Destrube

Emma. nostalgia mashup #1

March 12, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:28

by Katyslany

IMAG3003

 

Katy: silueta

March 11, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 27

by Emma

image

Emma. This ocean is wrapped around that pineapple tree.

March 11, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:27

by Katyslany

IMAG2978

 

Katy

March 11, 2013

Braids of Braids

by Katyslany

Screen Shot 2013-03-10 at 9.35.19 PM 40957498572 40729132146 486136_478561352197220_2084705838_n 40903922369

 

From The blog  Braids of Braids which is a collaborative space prior to  a residency at Access Gallery: http://accessgallery.ca/all/events/braids/

March 10, 2013

Gold Leaf Glomerulus

by Emma

Cortex-in-Metallic-Pastels-gold-leaf

Pennglomeruluspainting-446x624Two-Pyramidals-gold-leaf  IMG_5031Maki-e-Neurons-824x546

Greg Dunn, a former neuroscientist, was inspired by the beauty of brain cells seen under the microscope when treated with certain stains. Now he paints. More at http://www.gregadunn.com

 

March 10, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday:26

by Katyslany

IMG_9941 IMG_9942 IMG_9943 IMG_9944

 

 

Katy

March 10, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 26

by Emma

Emma Gini

Emma.

March 9, 2013

Tiny MAgic Everyday: 25

by Emma

image

Emma. Studying.

March 9, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 25

by Katyslany

IMAG2876

 

Katy: The fishes were so big they jumped out of my eyes

 

Tags: ,
March 9, 2013

Land Mermaid

by Emma

https://vimeo.com/48911542

Neon Hitch, cavavan-dwelling land mermaid queen, is addicted to headpieces. ❤

March 8, 2013

Tiny MAgic Everyday: 24

by Katyslany

IMG_1384

Katy: inspired by http://www.williammillerphoto.com/

March 8, 2013

Tiny Magic Everyday: 24

by Emma

image

Emma. The way we grew.