Thursday, February 25, 2010

The winter version of Forest Run

If you do not feel like listening to a maniacal recitation of Nietzsche, do turn the sound off and enjoy the pretty pictures. There will be no quiz afterwards.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


These days, my hands are so shaky that I can get sharp pictures only under the brightest of skies. But perhaps sharpness is overrated anyway. So here are some impressionistic textures taken from a bus window. And no, it's not a new idea. Edward Steichen, for instance, did impressionistic photography a century ago.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Too many trees?

A forest would look rather stupid with just a handful of trees, wouldn't it? The same goes for culture. Art, music, literature etc. is not about having a set amount of good products in your attic. The act of creation is the thing, taking all that makes you an individual and a member of humanity and expressing it in some way, be it by writing a symphony or pissing marks into a snowdrift. Creation is what makes us human. Chimpanzees have fights, love affairs and politics, but no need to inflict their personalities on everything around them.
You may deplore it, but you are human, too. The world is your canvas. Use it well.