taramelissaphotographie:

La Petit Mort Art de Portrait
Photographer: Tara Melissataramelissaphotographie
Model: Riley konorrileykonor
© 2014 Tara Melissa
La petit mort is a French term that translates to “the little death.” It is commonly used as a euphemism for an orgasm and is generally interpreted to describe the feeling of euphoria and the semi-unconscious state post-orgasm. Death portraiture (also known as post-mortem photography or mourning photography) is the practise of photographing the recently deceased to help with the grieving process and provide visual remembrance.
The photos above were taken in the same style as the classic death portraits that became popular in the nineteenth century. However, the subject here is not deceased, but rather experiencing “the little death.” The resulting photos in this series are documentation of their personal dances with death - combining the beauty of self-acceptance, the exploration of the macabre, and the taboo of public sexual experience.
This will be an ongoing project - eventually in exhibition and/or as a book - as I would like to travel and document the singularity (and, at the same time, the similarities) of others’ own little deaths.

taramelissaphotographie:

La Petit Mort Art de Portrait

Photographer: Tara Melissa
taramelissaphotographie

Model: Riley konor
rileykonor

© 2014 Tara Melissa

La petit mort is a French term that translates to “the little death.” It is commonly used as a euphemism for an orgasm and is generally interpreted to describe the feeling of euphoria and the semi-unconscious state post-orgasm. Death portraiture (also known as post-mortem photography or mourning photography) is the practise of photographing the recently deceased to help with the grieving process and provide visual remembrance.

The photos above were taken in the same style as the classic death portraits that became popular in the nineteenth century. However, the subject here is not deceased, but rather experiencing “the little death.” The resulting photos in this series are documentation of their personal dances with death - combining the beauty of self-acceptance, the exploration of the macabre, and the taboo of public sexual experience.

This will be an ongoing project - eventually in exhibition and/or as a book - as I would like to travel and document the singularity (and, at the same time, the similarities) of others’ own little deaths.

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queenofattolia:

isriana:

My favorite part of any episode of this show is to watch how Giles is 600% done with everybody.

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woolfhammer:

ESTP: super attractive physically but it’s all downhill from there. never quite know what they’re going to do next but you can probably bet it will be irresponsible. somehow still lovable.

ESTJ: loud, logical, and get shit done — they are the warrior class of the life rpg….

INFJ. So accurate

rockpapercynic:

Postcards from cities in A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones.

(Source: rockpapercynic.com, via fyeahnerdcraft)

malliecae:

Finally done!!!! Told you I’d get there! Cross stitch can be hilarious sometimes.

malliecae:

Finally done!!!! Told you I’d get there! Cross stitch can be hilarious sometimes.

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scifigrl47:

geardrops:

fastcompany:

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

it’s so cute i want an army of them

OH MY GOD IT’S LIKE A MAGIC WRITING BOX I WANT IT.

scifigrl47:

geardrops:

fastcompany:

Portable Robot Printer Is Like A Roomba That Squirts Ink

it’s so cute i want an army of them

OH MY GOD IT’S LIKE A MAGIC WRITING BOX I WANT IT.

kagcomix:

I spent a good chunk of my weekend scrambling to finish this comic. I hope you like it. I was really trying to push myself with the colours.

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abby-howard:

Today’s Junior Scientist Power Hour is all about ladies and their weird periods! What are periods? We don’t really know. But you can always tell when a woman is on her period because she has opinions that men don’t like, and sometimes they get mad!

It’s not like women get mad any other times, or that even if a woman is on her period, you should still listen to the words she says and not write them off as “crazy uterus talk”

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MY GRANDPA WANTED TO BE AN ARTIST

honerablerosemary:

BUT HE HAD 7 KIDS AND A WIFE TO FEED SO HE ENDED UP OWNING A GROCERY STORE AFTER SERVING IN WW2

TODAY MY DAD WAS CLEANING THE HOUSE AND FOUND SOME PENCIL DRAWINGS THAT MY GRANDPA DID AND ASKED IF I WANTED TO HAVE THEM AND I

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CAN WE JUST LOOK AT THIS

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MY BAD WEBCAM PICTURES DON’T EVEN DO THEM JUSTICE LIKE LOOK AT THESE

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MY GRANDPA NEVER BECAME A FAMOUS ARTIST

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BUT I WANT TO MAKE HIM KNOWN

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odiedragon:

solitae:

leftenantreece:

2112tryptophanbonfires:

ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.

I CAN’T WAIT

So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.

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