Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel
top: PH Eleanora Ghioldi; middle: Italian Vogue 2005; bottom: Deborah Harry
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, J.E.
Arisugawa Park, Tokyo. PH: Julie Elliott
EVERYTHING IS PURGED FROM THIS PAINTING BUT ART, NO IDEAS HAVE ENTERED THIS WORK , 1966-68 / John Baldessar
“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
Photos: (top) India; (middle) Inner Mongolia, China, 1979 / PH: Eve Arnold for Magnum; (bottom) Naka Island, Thailand / PH: Olympia Le Tan for Purple Diary
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. — Martha Graham