Guys, I have a secret I need to share. It’s going to come as a shock, so please brace yourself.
I love art.
Ok, that’s not a secret. It’s not even surprising. Actually, I spent a full 10 minutes in front of a Buddha shrine at MIA completely awe struck. Part of it was raw beauty, and part of it was disbelief that a philosophy would want to get rid of desire. And for a philosophy like Buddhism, that’s sort of anti-desire, it’s ironic that it’s famous for having shrines. Just sayin’.
But really, one of my favorite types of art is photography. While with painting and drawing you get to create your reality, with photography you have to start from reality. You distort it, first and fundamentally by processing it through a lens and placing it on a film. Secondly by the hand of the photographer, who tweaks lighting, shutter speed, and aperture to distort reality just the way they want to.
Some of these are single photo postings, some of these come from galleries. Click through to see more awesomness! Please note that I think my formatting on WordPress isn’t super duper, so some of the photos may be cut out. -_-
Without further ado, a few of my favorite photos!
-NatGeo Photo of the Day
-This photo from Shake (it won’t let me embed!)
-People Taking Naps With Stuff
-Before and After Shots of Jogging
-from WSJ Into the Deep
-I included this one because Michelle Obama is gorgeous and that necklace is hawt. It’s even better because Barack is showing a little of his own personality, sniggering to himself about how lucky he is. From Mrs. O (not a blog I follow! Promise!)
The next few are all from the Boston Globe, because it means I don’t have to find the place I saw these images originally! Check out all 3 galleries. I’m actually completely serious.