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Extending beyond limits
Existence precedes essence
Mia figlia Donatella "pandora" accenna i primi passi alla Chiaiolella.
Sorprendente l' aspetto quasi deserto in pieno agosto di un posto che oggi sarebbe solo una selva di barche !
Little pandora and mother at chiaiolella in Procida.
First posted in 2012
Revised September 29th, 2016
Procida, la Corricella prima dei ristoranti, dei lampioni e dei colorazzi.
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Cómo aceptar que la vida sea digna de ser vivida, a pesar de todo lo adverso que hay en ella, es el tema central del existencialismo. Víktor Frankl afirma que vivir es aceptar con dignidad el desafío que plantea la vida, con su carga de adversidad, y sobrevivir es hallar el sentido de ese sufrimiento.
¿Qué es el hombre, entonces? El ser humano es alguien inevitablemente afectado por su entorno. Sin embargo, el hombre tiene una cierta capacidad de elección, ya que puede conservar un vestigio de libertad espiritual, de independencia mental, incluso cuando se encuentra en circunstancias terribles de tensión psíquica y física. Al hombre se le puede arrebatar todo, salvo una cosa: la última de las libertades humanas, la elección de la actitud personal ante un conjunto de circunstancias para decidir su propio camino.
Aun cuando parezca que las circunstancias son más fuertes, siempre hay ocasiones para elegir si uno va a ser o no juguete de dichas circunstancias, renunciando a la libertad y a la dignidad. Es esta libertad espiritual, que no se nos puede arrebatar lo que hace que la vida tenga sentido y propósito.
El modo en que un hombre acepta su destino y todo el sufrimiento que éste conlleva, la forma en que carga su cruz, le da muchas oportunidades —incluso bajo las peores de las adversidades— para dar a su vida un sentido más profundo. Puede conservar su valor, su dignidad, su generosidad.O bien, en la dura lucha por la supervivencia, puede olvidar su dignidad humana y ser poco más que un animal. Una situación difícil puede proporcionarle la oportunidad de hacer méritos en el camino de la superación.
Accepting that life is worth living, despite adverse everything in it, is the central theme of existentialism. Viktor Frankl said that living is to accept with dignity the challenge of life, with its load of adversity and survive is to find the meaning of that suffering.
What is man, then? The human being is someone inevitably affected by their environment. However, the man has some choice as it can preserve a vestige of spiritual freedom, independence of mind, even when you're in terrible circumstances of physical and mental stress. The man can take everything except one thing: the last of human freedoms, the choice of personal attitude to a set of circumstances to determine their own path.
Even when it seems that circumstances are stronger, there are always reasons to choose if one is to be or not to toy such circumstances, renouncing freedom and dignity. It is this spiritual freedom, we were not able to snatch what makes life meaningful and purpose.
The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which bear his cross, gives him many opportunities, even under the worst of adversity, to give your life a deeper meaning. Keep your courage, your dignity, your generosidad.O But in the bitter struggle for survival, may forget his human dignity and to be little more than an animal. A difficult situation can provide the opportunity to look good in the way of improvement.
Being is in-itself.
Being is what it is.
Semana 82: La sombra de Peter Pan
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3rd prize thematic contest / 3er premio concurso temático group "Get Inspired "
Winner Contest nº5 / Ganadora Concurso nº5. Grupo "Nikon Lovers"
One of winners of Contest nº21 / Una de los ganadoras del Concurso nº21. Grupo "EXISTentialism -- Emotions, People, Portraits"
Il garzone factotum della villa Sanfelice a San Giorgio , nel fondo si intravede la casa della marchesa.
Non ricordo che ci facessero quegli stracci sul carretto ricordo solo che la marchesa Sanfelice. zia di un mio caro amico, era una specie di virago e lo trattava insolentendolo per le sue incapacità, "vorrei essere omo !"
diceva continuamente pensando di menarlo.
Il poverino era un pò tonto e in fondo la marchesa gli voleva bene, era sola e passava le giornate contando le mosche che riusciva a schacciare con una racchetta.. io l' ho saputo quando sentendola contare le chiesi il motivo.
Un giorno mi annunciò orgogliosa "quarantacinque !"
Rolleiflex - scanner - photoshop
Figaro had been so busy tending his barbershop that he didn't realize Otto, his canine companion, decided to saunter out on the streets of Seville. Even though the collodion process would not be invented for another century, I was able to go back to 18th century Spain. I was fortunate to bring my French view camera along with me. This was one of the shots I made of Otto during his unsuspecting moment. The man with one wooden leg walking away was a delightful addition to my street image.
Photo and concept :copyright: 2015 Rob Castro
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Angst is a German word for fear or anxiety. (Anguish is its almost entirely synonymous Latinate equivalent.) It is used in English to describe an intense feeling of strife. The term Angst distinguishes itself from the word Furcht (German for "fear") in that Furcht usually refers to a material threat (arranged fear), while Angst is usually a nondirectional emotion.
A different but related meaning is used by existentialists, first attributed to Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (1813–1855). In The Concept of Dread (also known as "The Concept of Anxiety", depending on the translation), Kierkegaard used the word Angest (Danish, meaning "dread") to describe a profound and deep-seated spiritual condition of insecurity and despair in the free human being. Where the animal is a slave to its instincts but always confident in its own actions, Kierkegaard believed that the freedom given to people leaves the human in a constant fear of failing its responsibilities to God. Kierkegaard's concept of angst is considered to be an important stepping stone for 20th-century existentialism. While Kierkegaard's feeling of angst is fear of actual responsibility to God, in modern use, angst was broadened by the later existentialists to include general frustration associated with the conflict between actual responsibilities to self, one's principles, and others (possibly including God).
The above is quoted from Wikipedia. It's being said there in a plain and simple way, much better than I could've explained myself. I tend to talk too much, I tend to write way too much too.
September 27th, 2008
Place Saint-Michel, Paris
A winner in:
Lacking inspiration due to the weather and some internal stuff. The title of the picture is from one of my favorite books by Milan Kundera and also a reminder not to take things so seriously.
Explored 12/21/08 #22 and I guess it made the front page.
"Some see Jef as an example of existentialist man, a man who does not exist except through his acts (...) Or as an expression of fatalistic Orientalist ethics (the film IS called 'Le Samourai') concerning solitude and the inevitability of death.I am more sympathetic to those who see 'Samourai' as a dream, a study in solitude, or a portrait of mental breakdown."
Alice Liddel about "Le Samourai", a film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (1968)
Basel, Switzerland. Diptych.
Thinking of lives cut short, or never started.
Cherish what you have, my friends.
Photo :copyright: 2015 Rob Castro
Model Vaan Huynh
Hasselblad 500 C/M
Sonnar 150 mm f4 lens
21 cm Extension Tube
Fujifilm Neopan 100
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The Three Day Quote Challenge -Day Three-: wp.me/p47Ymh-3w4
I964, la prima villeggiatura procidana, Donatella "pandora" in passeggino spinto dalla mamma .
First procidan holiday.
still going through the archives. these shots were taken on the same day in the middle of september, 2013, and processed this morning.
currently reading (very slowly) Ernest Becker's pulitzer prize winning book, "the denial of death." and so things like eternity and relativity, existentialism and place-in-the-cosmos are on my mind.
here in particular i was idly musing about how no matter where you are in the world, no matter what time it is, the moon is always hanging out against the inky black of space, slowly letting sunlight change the appearance of its face. somewhere the sun is going down, somewhere else it is coming up again. all these seeming beginnings and endings and cycles are constantly happening simultaneously.
the geek behind the curtain: all shots and layers were taken and processed by myself using a hand-held, point-and-shoot canon powershot and processed in the "free" (Open Source) graphics program called GIMP.
i put a 125-pixel-thick black border around this one as i don't like the way the new Flickr can force the top and bottom of an image to rest right against the edge of the browser. while this border gives a bit of space and breathing room to the shot, somehow i don't consider the border part of the image. perhaps that reveals a prejudice i have (and which is commonly held) between background and foreground -- i.e., foreground IS the image, and background is "not important." of course it isn't "true" that the background is "not important" ... without a background there is only foreground and we don't know where the edges of anything are anymore. yet i may continue with this conceit here and possibly in the future (of adding a border to the image which i consider to be not-a-part of the image).
this is the "clean version" of this image. i also played around with another version in psykopaint.com with a sisley brush, which is wonderfully scratchy and "dirtied it up". in the end though i posted the clean, bold version as its more rare for me to move in this direction, and because of that perhaps slightly more interesting.
It's not that Hipstamatic is my first app of choice when it comes to my everyday street photography, but I have never understood nor supported the (somehow snotty) backlash of big part of the iPhoneography community against the app, and truth be told, I believe that in the whole debate you can apply the same saying as with the overall "taking pictures with an iPhone" in general: "It's not the tool, but what you do with it". And for certain type of images/situations, Hipstamatic can be a great starting tool that you can build upon using other apps after....
This is one of my most recent Hipstamatic images, taken during a one-day trip to the beach last weekend. I thought it was appropriate to share... especially in lieu of the moon eclipse that's headed our way tomorrow! Hahaha! Are you ready to be rocked in your emotions and energies?
Cherry Grove beach,
Fire Island, New York
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Taken on Geary and Fillmore Streets in San Francisco
Looks best on black
All the links to the events and sops in my post ☺☺☺
Bathroom Set: Lagom&Milo - Luxs Bathroom @ The Kawaii Project
House: Vespertine reykjavik loft
Sunbeam: we're CLOSED Sunbeam
Tress: Soy. Salon Tent & Tree Set
cat "Pauli" prancing through the snow (not quite correctly walking on the line) - shot by my daughter Pia - comment by geoff quinn: Oh no! he's leaving home! His (or her) feelings hurt. Never to come back ... until dinner time. Lol! Pia is a great photographer!
"If time frightens us, this is because it works out the problem and the solution comes afterward." -Albert Camus
The first part of the existentialism series : www.behance.net/gallery/Existentialism/4718031
Oddities found between houses. Original size >> best shows the toilet. Silvery lid and the ring is slightly translucent, I think.
the monorail in Wuppertal, Germany, is called SCHWEBEBAHN, down on the street: a fleamarket - it seems like a long-lost scene from Metropolis (but in color) comment by Thiophene (Pennsylvania) +++ great way to escape the crowds! thanks for sharing, I haven't seen this before! comment by tigric (London) +++ like the happy teeth on the outside of the tram car [comment by B. Kleinhans (San Francisco)] +++ I alway pass the Wuppertal exit on the highway at German Autobahn-speed, usually heading for Italy. But now I see this I think I need to take that Ausfahrt (=Exit) some day. Great place! (comment by breeblebox)
First Winner In The Contest Of Existentialism Group:
The expired film and used chemicals can sometimes result in beautiful accident.
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...on his way to the church Sotiras, Oia, Santorini – on Sunday morning, 7 o'clock: the heavy earthquakes in the history of Santorini developed an intensive religious community; my wife and me, we followed the priest to his church, where he, accompanied by 4 helpers made his ceremonials, 20 believers in the church (kissing ritually the priest's hands and the bible-cover); during thousands of tourists were sleeping in their beds at the same time, juke-boxes sleeping too, cruise-ships not yet landed, only working outside: the donkeys, carrying loads for the hotels. But inside the church: we had the chance to feel like 1000 years back in time... View On Black
artful stairway in germany, the words on the stairs are describing the relationship between human beings: terror + love, prosecution + trust, despair + hope, revenge + kiss -- and so on... contribution to the contest 23 of the group 500x500
"SCALA" by the artist Horst Gläsker for the project "7 Stairways", Wuppertal, Germany.
comment by paula moya:
political art at its best! Beautiful & and meaningful in many ways. The figures holding hands in spite of their blackened faces seem to add another element of the human condition besides those written on the steps: solidarity; and the white light at the top of the steps reiterates one that is already on the steps: hope.
1 - HANDKUSS = kissing her hand...
2 - TANZEN = to dance ...
3 - ZUNEIGUNG = attachment / sympathy
4 - VERLIEBEN = to fall in love
5 - SCHMACHTEN = longing for, to pine for
6 - VERFÜHRUNG = temptation
7 - ZUSAMMENKOMMEN = coming together