Mickey Smith’s Dark Side of the Lens is a meditation on his work as a surf photographer, passion, and doing what you love.
“Prometheus’s Martyrdom” by Yasmine Putri
Oh my goodness, everything about this is perfect. I love the personification of the eagle climbing atop Prometheus and the way he’s pushing Prometheus’ head back. Notice how Prometheus clenches his fists, pulls at his bindings, and arches against the craggy rock. Compare with Moreau’s painting of Prometheus looking awfully apathetic as an eagle nibbles on his liver.
YouTube user FlippyCat spent 11 hours building the ultimate tribute to the painter’s masterpiece.
Via Viral Viral Videos.
Would have rage quit the first time it fell
Some much needed inspiration.
So much to love about this
Photoshop needs to say this every time I pull out the eraser :(
Paul Kamm’s satirical illustration of the hyperinflation of 1923, and photographs of the various uses of the German mark during hyperinflation. A woman buys vegetables with baskets of notes, children use stacks of marks as building blocks, a girl stokes a fire with the worthless currency, and a man papers the walls of his homes with money.
“The terms of the 1921 Reparation Act more than bankrupted the German federal treasury; it ensured the end to any hopes for a stable commercial life in the struggling Republic. Its currency would eventually become worthless. But the scope of the monetary freefall was not clear at first. Seven marks bought one American dollar in January 1921, then the rate of exchange tumbled to 550/1 in August. In the summer of 1922, a mere dollar traded for 7,500 German marks. By January 1923, the official rate was 22,400/1, then in May the mark slid further to 54,300 per dollar. An all-time low was reached in October, 1923 when the once-vaunted German note plummeted to the staggering equation of 4.2 billion marks to the dollar.
Germans on fixed incomes and pensioners lost everything in those years. Once again wartime barter was a favored means of livelihood.”
- Mel Gordon, Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin.
There ya go Lud, there’s how you convert Marks to Dollars. Gotta calculator anyone?
4.2 Billion guys