Neural Misfires

Graham Binns: Photographer, artist, writer, dreamer, geek.

nomadic-mantra:

If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth. 

(Source: lunakundalini, via mydrunkkitchen)

Brain frazzled. #selfportrait #blackandwhite

Brain frazzled. #selfportrait #blackandwhite

Black Annis (redux)

Model: Kiera Lavelle
Makeup: Lynn Docherty
1st Assistant: John Aldred
2nd Assistant: Päären Mardiste 

I can’t believe I didn’t post this on Tumblr before, but I’m feeling the need today to share something with the world again, especially as I’m not in a creating-things space right now.

So here’s Black Annis again: both images this time. I’ve got a blog-post half-drafted to complete the making-of series I was writing.

Here’s the thing about creating stuff based on folklore and fantasy: there’s a great deal of inertia. We could have let things stop us (budget, weather, location) so many times, and we didn’t. And in the drizzle and the cold and the mud, we survived and we made something that I love.

I don’t know if the world loves it. I keep telling myself that that’s not important, and at once I know that it both is and isn’t.

But all I can do is make more stuff.

All you can do, as an artist, is make more art.

And because it’s only once your baby is born that people will be able to tell you whether it’s a good baby or not

All you can do is make art for yourself.

I write these sentences as a reminder. Maybe I need to print that out and stick it to my monitor.

That sort of a day. #selfportrait #blackandwhite

That sort of a day. #selfportrait #blackandwhite

Call it proof of life if you like.

Call it proof of life if you like.

Out Of Time

Fuck cancer. Fucking fuck it.

(Source: jrblackwell)

A career in photography is a journey without a destination. And really, do you think someone’s gonna buy you a ticket to someplace you can’t even point out on the map? Try writing “meander” on a travel requisition and see how far you get.

charliebowater:

Amazing video, take care of your skin people!

Mary Schmich was right.

Clouds over the northern quarter #nofilter  (at Oklahomamcr)

Clouds over the northern quarter #nofilter (at Oklahomamcr)