Moving

July 10, 2009 at 8:40 am (Uncategorized)

Flore’s Thoughts is moving here http://florethoughts.com with a new design and everything (yaaay :D)

Still in construction though, not sure when I will have it all set up just the way I want it.

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Movies I recommend…

July 8, 2009 at 12:32 pm (Film) (, , , , , , , , , )

I didn’t feel like writing an entry about one of the movies I like. Maybe I will be in the mood for that later, but until then, here are a few movies I recommend. Some of you might have seen them, some of you may like them and some of you may hate them.

That’s it for now. More to come … at some point.

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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

July 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm (Film, Photography) (, , , )

We’re in 1958, in New York. Diane Arbus is a frustrated house wife, living a normal life with her husband Allen and their two daughters. They have a successful commercial photography business, sponsored by Diane’s parents, Allen being the photographer.
All her life is about to get thrown into a mysterious swirl of strange events and people when a new neighbor moves into the building. She becomes fascinated with this weird masked man and starts a bizarre relationship with him. In this new world populated by transvestites, dwarves and others living on the fringes of society she finds her passion for photography and after the death of her lover she starts traveling to take fully advantage of her new found passion.

That would be a short description of one of the most interesting movies I’ve seen lately. I didn’t include many details, since I wouldn’t want to spoil the viewing pleasure of those who haven’t watched the movie yet. Diane Arbus is one of my favorite photographers and that’s what made me curious about seeing Fur – and i am glad to admit that i wasn’t at all disappointed. Her work captures the most discrete, disturbing and interesting parts of society and the movie -even if an imaginary story – underlines just that.

Instead of me trying to write a few meaningless words about her life and work, I will let her photographs speak for themselves.

More about Fur here

More information about Diane Arbus here.

More of her works here

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Colors

July 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm (Photography) (, , )

No words, just colors.

colors I

colors II

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Quotes II

July 3, 2009 at 11:02 am (Quotes) (, , , , , , )

“What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”


— Miranda July (“Making Love in 2003”, No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories)

“Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can’t see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees.”

— Miranda July (“Ten True Things”, No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories)

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People

July 2, 2009 at 2:13 pm (Photography) (, , )

Another set of my photos…People this time. Again, not pleased with them…

Little girl

Little boy

Fiction

DeviantArt launched their Portofolio Beta application, so .. here’s my portofolio

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Cat Power

July 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm (Music) (, , , , )

I first heard one of her songs on a shoutcast radio station. It was something new and different from what i had heard before, something that touched me deeply, so I decided to find out more about the artist and her music.

Cat Power is the stage name of American singer/songwriter Charlyn “Chan” Marshall (born Charlyn Marie Marshall on 21 January 1972), who is known for her minimalist style, sparse guitar and piano playing, and breathy vocals. She started performing under the name Cat Power after dropping out of high school, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Marc Moore, and others. Her voice can also be heard in several commercials and she in October 2006 she became the celebrity spokesperson for a line of jewelry from Chanel, starting to have some other non musical projects.

Discography

* Dear Sir (1995)
* Myra Lee (1996)
* What Would the Community Think (1996)
* Moon Pix (1998)
* The Covers Record (2000)
* You Are Free (2003)
* The Greatest (2006)
* Jukebox (2008)

That very first song I heard is called “Baby doll”.Hope you’ll enjoy it.

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More about the artist on catpowermusic

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Quote I

July 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm (Quotes) (, , )

“to feed, help, protect, comfort, console, support, nurse, or heal

to be fed, helped, nursed, protected, comforted, consoled, supported, nursed, or healed

to form mutually enjoyable, enduring, cooperating and reciprocating relationship with Other, with an equal

to be forgiven

to be loved

to be free”

— Sarah Kane

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My Flowers

June 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm (Photography) (, , )

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to post my photos here. I am not really pleased with them, but I consider them a start towards – hopefully – something better. I just need to materialize my ideas at some point. Until then, flowers it is (at least some of them).

Spring Series:

Spring I

Spring II

Spring III

Spring IV

Spring V

Spring VI

Spring VII

Spring VIII

Spring IX

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Francesca Woodman

June 29, 2009 at 7:15 pm (Photography) (, , , )

Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) was an American photographer best known for her black-and-white photographs of herself and of female models. She was born on April 3rd 1958 in Denver, Colorado in a family of artists. She took an interest in photography from a very early age and was thirteen when her first works were made. She soon adopted black and white photography in a 2 1/4 inch square format, producing around 800 works before her suicide at age 22 in 1981.

Woodman’s subject matter was primarily the body and space and she often used the frame of the photograph as a stage in which bodies could pose, move and perform alongside carefully selected props. The artist’s approach to photography inverted its usual documentary application; instead she used the camera as a way of creating temporary scenes and spaces and bringing about the transformation of objects, surfaces and movement.

I must admit i stumbled upon her works by mistake. Not many things are able to capture my interest, but her photographs left me speechless. The feelings that they give birth to are so complex and they become part of you, they become part of who you are. And the images projected by her works will be imprinted in your life forever.

Self-portrait at thirteen

Then at one point I did not need to translate the notes; they went directly to my hands


[untitled]

House #3

More about Francesca Woodman here

More of her works here

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