Tibetan Madonna and Child

Bologna Exhibition

Ipernity Exhibition Bologna, October 2009

Unnatural Acts

"Aesthetics owes its name to Alexander Baumgarten who derived it from the Greek aisthanomai, which means perception by means of the senses (see Baumgarten, A.G.). As the subject is now understood, it consists of two parts: the philosophy of art, and the philosophy of the aesthetic experience and character of objects or phenomena that are not art. Non-art items include both artefacts that possess aspects susceptible of aesthetic appreciation, and phenomena that lack any traces of human design in virtue of being products of nature, not humanity. How are the two sides of the subject related: is one part of aesthetics more fundamental than the other? There are two obvious possibilities. The first is that the philosophy of art is basic, since the aesthetic appreciation of anything that is not art is the appreciation of it as if it were art. The second is that there is a unitary notion of the aesthetic that applies to both art and non-art; this notion defines the idea of aesthetic appreciation as disinterested delight in the immediately perceptible properties of an object for their own sake; and artistic appreciation is just aesthetic appreciation of works of art. But neither of these possibilities is plausible." - continues at www.rep.routledge.com/article/M046

Geographic Post

More and more, the creative class is becoming post-geographic. Location-independent. Office-agnostic. Demographers and futurists call this trend the rise of "the distributed workforce." Distributed workers are those who have no permanent office at their companies, preferring to work in home offices, cafes, airport lounges, high school stadium bleachers, client conference rooms, or some combination of what Florida calls the "no-collar workplace." www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_50/b3963137.htm

Dark Skies

One of those 'stop the car and shoot' shots. Outer Hebrides.

Pinnacle Inaccessible

... over the sea to Skye (with a bit of Eigg on the way!) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inaccessible_Pinnacle

Old Man Hornbeam

Form'd half beneath, and half above the earth, We sisters owe to art our second birth: The smith's and carpenter's adopted daughters, Made on the land, to travel on the waters. Swifter they move, as they are straiter bound, Yet neither tread the air, or wave, or ground: They serve the poor for use, the rich for whim, Sink when it rains, and when it freezes swim. -Matthew Prior

Upcountry Mineiro

A wonderful trip in to the country beyond Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil ... with a few new Mineiro photographer friends :)
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