not my picture just made it transparent!
Inspiration: “187/365”. One of my fav shots of Kyle Thompson’s self-portrait series.
LOUIS VUITTON: FIFTH AVENUE YAYOI KUSAMA WINDOWS
Window dressing taken to epic new levels, cranes were required for the Yayoi Kusama display in at Louis Vuitton’s Fifth Avenue store in NY, as dots (what else) spilled out from the windows, and scaled several stories.
by Vincent Levy
“The SCAR Project is a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay. Primarily an awareness raising campaign, The SCAR Project puts a raw, unflinching face on early onset breast cancer while paying tribute to the courage and spirit of so many brave young women.
Dedicated to the more than 10,000 women under the age of 40 who will be diagnosed this year alone, The SCAR Project is an exercise in awareness, hope, reflection and healing. The mission is three-fold: raise public consciousness of early-onset breast cancer, raise funds for breast cancer research/outreach programs and help young survivors see their scars, faces, figures and experiences through a new, honest and ultimately empowering lens.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in young women ages 15-40. The SCAR Project participants range from ages 18 to 35, and represent this often overlooked group of young women living with breast cancer. They journey from across America – and the world – to be photographed for The SCAR Project. Nearly 100 so far. The youngest being 18 years old.
Although Jay began shooting The SCAR Project primarily as an awareness raising campaign, he was not prepared for something much more immediate … and beautiful: “For these young women, having their portrait taken seems to represent their personal victory over this terrifying disease. It helps them reclaim their femininity, their sexuality, identity and power after having been robbed of such an important part of it. Through these simple pictures, they seem to gain some acceptance of what has happened to them and the strength to move forward with pride.”
Is Consumerism Killing Our Creativity?
How much time do you spend consuming knowledge, inspiration, or creative stimulation in a day? This drive to consume comes at a price, and research shows that satisfaction found in the search and consuming process stimulates the brain in a similar manner as acting on real creative activity.
Are you getting your “creative rush” by simply searching and consuming, or are you creating which rewards you in the long term?
Go ahead and take a few minutes to consume the full article at The 99 Percent.