Yes, that’s makeup.
There’s a good reason we see more paintings of faces than paintings on faces: The face is not a good canvas. That’s what makes these photos by Moscow photographer Alexander Khoklov so impressive: They collapse three dimensions into two and defy the eye to discern whether what it’s seeing is really a photo.
The toys [are] far more color coded than four decades ago. Back then bikes, trucks, airplanes and even dolls sported a wide range of bright colors—red, green, yellow as well as shades of blue and rose. The pink/lavender vs. black/dark navy dichotomy is a division that, among other things, probably helps sales. Teach children and parents the color-code and you double your market. What little brother will want to settle for his big sister’s pink tricycle?
Sundance officially opens today. Here are the facts:
Sundance represents just a tiny fraction of what happens in “independent” feature filmmaking. Out of the small number of films that are accepted (see above), fewer than 2% of those films will receive distribution. Many of those that are distributed take years to recoup their investment, if they do at all.
Zooming back out and looking all independently-produced feature films, Adam Leipzig estimates that ”of the more than $3 billion invested annually, less than 2% will ever be recouped.”
And Sundance is still most filmmaker’s best bet to raise awareness and sell their film. More or less, this is the state of independent filmmaking.
[Image Source: Cultural Weekly]
A Word on Loneliness
At one point in my life, I realized I was lonely.
Coming to this realization was arduous, frustrating, and it continues to be an overbearing struggle. Loneliness isn’t something that is easily understood because it has mannerisms of its own, showing up in the most inconvenient of times, and, contrary to belief, we can’t just “move on” from it.
No one likes to admit that they’re lonely, either, whether that be because the word comprises of a negative connotation or because we’re not even comfortable talking about our emotions in the first place. Whatever the reason, loneliness is real, lonely people exist, and if we’re ever going to have a shot at fixing the pain it inflicts, we have to come to terms with our own loneliness.
This isn’t a simple subject to mull over, but I think it’s worth exploring because I know that something better comes as a result of attempting to understand its complexities, I know that life exists beyond these preoccupations, and I know that, at least in this journey, you’re not alone.
Thanks for your suggestions!
I’ve spent the past couple days writing on a subject that’s very near to me.
I’m kind of a snob in terms of the manner in which I present my thoughts, so it may be another few days before I publish anything, but in the meantime, I just wanted to say thank you for your encouragements and suggestions! They are much appreciated and pretty significant for me!
I want to write, but I need your help!
I’m overflowing with emotions, thoughts, and ideas, but I have no specific train of thought to go off of.
Is there anything you guys want to hear more about? Loneliness amidst a “connected” generation, the importance of reconciliation, sacrifice and what it truly entails, the current state of the film and TV industry. Whatever it may be, I’d love to take a stab at it, and I’d more specifically love to know what specifically has been on your heart/mind as of late!