Sunday, March 26, 2017

The 11th Week of 2017 in Photos “To Visit a Café.”

“I’d much rather hang out in a café. That's where things are really happening”. Steve Sabol

I like to sit in a café, to observe people, to enjoy coffee, to take some photos…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

The 10th Week of 2017 in Photos “The Flowers On The Scarves.”

“When I wear a silk scarf I never feel so definitely like a woman, a beautiful woman”.                                                                                 Audrey Hepburn

We are waiting for the first spring days.
One way to imagine spring is to buy some flowers.

The other way is to buy a scarf with flowers. And take some photos of course :)

To tell the truth, I have a bunch of scarves, but I can’t stop buying them.

“A scarf has to be the most beautiful thing ever invented to wear! It's a winding, a continuity, an infinity! I love things that are endless, I hate them to stop. It's like order and disorder: I rather love disorder and things that move, it's a state where one gets more things done!”                                                                 Sonia Rykiel

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

The 9th Week of 2017 in Photos “Spring Is Just Around The Corner.”

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month”.                                                              Henry Van Dyke 

We are waiting for the first spring days.

Sometimes it seems that spring is just round the corner: the sun is shining brightly, the snow is melting, birds are singing sweetly. And my heart begins to sing too.
And it’s the daytime.

 But at evenings and nights it’s the time for winter again.

It is cold. All roads and pathways transform into skating rings. And there’s nothing funny you know – everyone is moving clumsy and slowly…
We’ll see the first green leaves only at the end of April and the first flowers – at the beginning of May.

So the only way to imagine spring just now is to buy some flowers. And take some photos :)

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

The 8th Week of 2017 in Photos “Yummies”

“Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” 
                                                                             Dean Koontz

There are a wide variety of desserts, such as cakes and ice creams, pies and candies, pancakes and puddings, jam and fruits.
 An item of food that is particularly delicious is called yummies.

Yummies are making moments of life sweeter and special. Even if you on a diet, you should treat yourself to something nice…maybe not every day.

“When someone asks if you'd like cake or pie, why not say you want cake and pie?”                                                                                                     Lisa Loeb

“Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness! If you have a cake in front of you, you should not look any further for joy!” 
                                                                                              C. JoyBell C.

“My favorite food is cake. What kind of cake? It doesn’t matter. All cake.”                                                                                           Jenny Han

“When I get the chance to make my favorite breakfast on the weekend, I often choose to make pancakes”. 
                                                                                       Marcus Samuelsson

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The 7th Week of 2017 in Photos “All Things Crafty”.

“And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others”.
                                        Wole Soyinka

Craft is defined as an art, trade, or occupation requiring special skill, especially manual skill.

Handmade creation is an important human activity.

“Creating something with your hands fosters pride and satisfaction, but also provides psychological benefits. When you make something, you feel productive, but the engagement and exploration involved in the doing can move your mind and elevate your mood.” 
                                             Carrie Barron, M.D., a psychiatrist

Crafting  has a therapeutic effect on many people.

I took all the photos at our local museum. These things were made at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

The 6th Week of 2017 in Photos “Now This Is Winter”.

This is the photo taken last year, but I like it so much :)

Not everyone loves winter. Winter season is cold and dark and many people suffer from depression.

But there are so many good things in winter.

Winter is the season of crisp air, starry nights and fluffy snow; Christmas holidays and making snowman; cozy sweaters and hot chocolate.
“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”  J.B. Priestly

“Silently, like thoughts that come and go, the snowflakes fall, each one a gem”. William Hamilton Gibson

“In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity”.  John Burroughs“Well, I know now. I know a little more how much a simple thing like a snowfall can mean to a person”.  Sylvia Plath

“Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood”. Andy Goldsworthy

“[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is.... No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel”.  John Burroughs

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

The 5th Week of 2017 in Photos “There are toys for all ages” (Proverb).

A funny face
“Toys are the greatest inspiration for me. People never really grow up. They just get bigger adult bodies. And they really want to continue to play. My inspiration comes from the work of many, many anonymous folk artists”.  Doug Taylor
The world of Lego

A toy is an item that is generally used for children’s play.
Surely it’s difficult to imagine a house without toys. Dolls and teddy bears, lego and puzzles, toy cars and robots, so on and so on…
A doll in the museum
Author dolls

“To this day, I have the most fond memories of some of my old toys”. Michael Keaton
A 23 years old toy dog

“Toys are put on this Earth to be played with by a child”. John Lasseter

A toy cat
“The difference between men and boys is the price of their toys”. Malcolm Forbes

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Alexander Rodchenko and Moscow.

A.Rodchenko in Paris. 1925

Alexander Rodchenko was a painter, a sculptor, a designer and a photographer. (read more here)

Moscow. Kropotkinskaya embankment. 1926

 He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in 1891 His father was a theater props manager and his mother was a washerwoman. 
Moscow. Pushkin monument. 1934
Moscow. Moskvoretsky bridge. 1932
The family's social status did not provide much opportunity for the artistic future for Alexander. His father wanted him to become a dental technician. Alexander worked as a dental technician for 2 years, but at the age of 19 he began his studies at the Kazan Art School and later at the Stroganov Institute in Moscow. His first abstract drawings were exhibited at expositions throughout the country.

Moscow. Street traffic.1932

By the early twenties Rodchenko became interested in photography.
 Soon he has established a reputation as an innovator.
Rodchenko used perspective to create unique images. He put his viewers into a different perspective than their everyday viewpoint. 

Moscow.  Military parade on the Red square. 1934

He climbed into the Apollo Quadriga on the roof of the Bolshoi theatre; photographed Petrovka Street from the windows of the upper floors; watched the perspective of the streets from the roofs of houses.
Moscow. The Bolshoi theatre. 1928

Moscow. The Apollo Quadriga on the roof of the Bolshoi theatre. 1932
He needed a high point of view in order to convey the depth and the scale of urban space, its richness of details.
On the other hand, he was always interested in details of the urban life. Rodchenko’s photography helps us to imagine how people were dressed, how they moved through the streets, how they boarded a bus or a tram, where people had dinner in the late 1920's and early 1930’s. These events were endless, and only a camera could keep up with them.
Moscow. The Red square. Mother and her child. 1936

I visited the exhibition “Rodchenko’s Mosow”.  

The exhibition "Rodchenko's Moscow". 2017

The master of photography showed us his own city with historic landmarks and new constructions, holidays and routine.
 I want to share this great photography with you.

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