November 7, 2008

Born Vera von Lehndorff-Steinort she is better known as Veruschka and was a pivotal and popular supermodel, artist, and actress in the 60s and 70s. These fabulous images of her appearing to disintegrate into solid surroundings are a result of her collaboration with artist Holger Trulzsch. Utilizing body paint the two worked to alter the perceptions of photography, art, and beauty, fusing their visions and creating unforgettable and at times unsettling images. The complete series - in some of the photos Veruschka mimics Marilyn Monroe or Rita Hayworth, in some she is transformed into a stone or statue, and in still others she melts into grim walls - can be found in the book Veruschka: Transfigurations.

November 5, 2008

Excerpted from an email I sent my friend while attempting to study the NZ Road Code to obtain a driver's license...

"Isn't it amazing what lengths I'll go to in avoiding study of the Road Code? Maybe if I made a soundtrack for the Road Code I'd fare better. Or perhaps if I could turn the Road Code into a gripping CSI episode regaling me with facts about safe driving whilst solving a hit-and-run murder in blue-lit labs with Catherine-heavy dialogue. I don't know, but I had this same problem in math class way back when. If they'd only found a way to set trigonometry to a Disney score or possibly worked fractals into the Jem theme song I'd have been alright. As it stands I don't even know my 8 times table."

Sad how much this explains about me, really.

November 4, 2008

Thank you, America.
It's about time.

Because I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who is very tired of the Lobotomized Muppet.

November 2, 2008

It's my birthday and I'll slay if I want to.

I'm 753 today*. To celebrate, these are a few of my favorite things...


The Addams Family.

Anjelica Huston.


Jem (okay, and the Holograms).


Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA.


*Note, because you mortals have yet to figure out how to dwell in the same day at the same time, 'today' is relative. In NZ 'today' is November 3rd, my 753rd birthday.