Extreme close-ups of human eyes by Suren Manvelyan
This just in: Eyes are terrifying.
You can actually see the hole that is our pupils…If eyes are the windows to the soul then people have terrifying black holes for souls
I’m ripping mine out.
this is so cool im gonna scream
The 5th picture is the craziest
Morphine. | VK on We Heart It
Morphine. | VK on We Heart It
We Spoke to Innocent Men Who Were Stopped-and-Frisked
Recently, Steve Ferdman commented on a Reddit thread about stop-and-frisk. We emailed him, and he agreed to tell us more about what had happened to him.
When were you stopped-and-frisked?
Steve Ferdman: Last summer.
What happened when the police approached you?
A plain-clothes cop tapped me on the shoulder from behind and said, “Hi.” Three other plain-clothes cops surrounded me and pulled their badges over their shirts—they were tucked away as they initially approached. One reached into my pocket grabbing my Leatherman pocket tool. They then asked me where I was from, if I had ID, and why I had or needed a Leatherman pocket tool. Bewildered, I explained that I often use the tools to tune the carburetor on my motorbike and to take the seat off my bicycle when I park outside. Then, I asked for clarification as to why he was reaching into my pockets without my consent for something that is readily available at 100 percent of hardware stores in America. Rather than answering, they quickly finished running my ID, handed it back to me along with my multi-tool, and said, “Have a nice day.” They then all stood there mean-mugging me as I walked away.
Do you think stop-and-frisk is racial profiling?
With regards to stop-and-frisk, it’s obviously a racial profiling issue. I think people would be less offended by stop-and-frisk if it were enforced in all areas equally—I’d actually have a blast watching tourists and wealthy folks get stopped-and-frisked. If you can arrest a black teenager for a dime bag of weed, why not stop an investment banker and lock him up for the bag of cocaine in his pocket? Sadly, you’ll never see random searches on Madison Avenue. It’s an uptown and outer-boroughs thing—which is why it’s deplorable.
Darren Waterston, Mt. Verna from the Flowering ( The Fourfold Sense), 2007
Produced in collaboration with Gallery 16, The Flowering (The Fourfold Sense), is a unique portfolio consisting of thirteen original prints by Darren Waterston, accompanied by original texts by Tyrus Miller, exploring the senses and bodily experiences of Saint Francis of Assisi. Released in June 2007, the colorful prints were created using a myriad of traditional and contemporary print-forms involving etching, chine colle, relief printing and digital pigment printing; the accompanying texts were produced in letterpress broadsides. Limited to an edition of forty, each suite of prints and broadsides are contained in an exquisite handmade cloth covered clamshell portfolio case made by John DeMerritt. (via)