A Gift never Received 

Inspired by Machuca and the false hope that the socialist regime gave the people.
His thoughts ran far away from the conquest that loomed over him

Far away from the oppression that stared him right in the face

It was foreknown that he could not change his position in this world nor change the way that people thought about his kind

But somewhere deep inside, he had hope

He hoped for a better tomorrow

He hoped that one day he could stand a chance in this big wide world,

That would be the only gift that he would ever receive in this life, Continue reading “A Gift never Received “

Weeding out Hopelessness

Michael Landy, a pioneer of the Young British Artists movement, was born in London in 1963. Landy is best known for his performance installation piece “Break down” where he destroyed and displayed all his possessions. In 2008, Landy was elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Arts London and continues to make a big impact in the artistic industry.

Creeping Buttercup’, which is a detailed study of individual weeds, is a part of Nourishment -a collection of etching pieces. It is said that to acquire the materials needed as inspiration for Creeping Buttercup, Landy found weeds growing in the street.

The meticulous study of the weeds signifies the miraculous growth that can occur in an unfruitful / famine – filled land. Just as in an urban street it is unlikely to find a lot of green spaces. Continue reading “Weeding out Hopelessness”

When print was in …

Salut mes amis!

Back in the day, more like 2 – 3 years ago, magazines used to rule the fashion industry with a whip .However, things have changed since then and fashion has now been taken over by the digital era.

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Some of you will question my argument saying that Vogue magazine and Elle magazine are huge companies that still stand firm in the print industry. I shall not argue with you as you are 100 percent right . Despite this , Vogue publishes online almost every minute of the day (I’ll have to admit that I am exaggerating just slightly).

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Even the novel industry has been taken over by technology with websites such as wattpad ,which I love, publishing innovative new stories online . Audio books make our lives much easier and our brains a lot less used as we can choose to sit around being read to .

I largely miss those days of visiting the stores in search of the latest Company magazine issue and analysing each article in the magazine in search for inspiration. There is something mesmerising about picking up something physical – feeling it- analysing it .

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Moreover, I do not dispute that digital prints and magazines have many benefits but I will forever be adamant that print will always give a more unique experience than digital but a very isolating one I would like to add. As our society becomes more dependent on technology I hope that we do not forget the feelings and emotions that come about when holding and analysing a book / magazine.

Thank you for reading.

Lafortune xx

Which do you love more: Digital print or Physical print ?

Project selfie

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I was going through my emails this morning and I saw an email simply titled “Press”. Obviously , like any other human I was curious , no I was intrigued about the contents of that email. So I opened it to find what could be one of the best ideas that I have heard for a really long time . By now you would have guessed that what I am going  to tell you is about Project selfie . What is it you ask, well as usual you know that I am not that good at describing so here is an extract from Project selfies press release :

“Celebrating the selfie with – what else? – a selfie series .Lambert begins video series that offers objective view of trend

Philadelphia, Penn. – Depending on a variety of self-identifiers, you might consider selfies – self-taken photographs that are typically shared on social media – narcissistic, empowering, innocent fun, a right of passage or the decline of civilization.  Jessica Lauren L. Lambert, creative director of the Anatomy of the Selfie (#anatomyoftheselfie) project, is moving the selfie beyond the rhetoric and using it to place appearance in a larger cultural context.

And just what does all that mean? Aren’t we just talking about people obsessed with themselves and unwarranted attention?

“Every human being, at some point in his or her life, becomes self-aware and self-obsessed,” says Lambert. “It’s a natural part of multiple developmental stages and it’s not new. What’s new is the vehicle of expression – in this case, the selfie, and in my case specifically, collections of selfies on Instagram.”

Lambert has created a collection of 15-second time lapsed selfies that are set to current music and then shared on Instagram. This original collection features Lambert in her Victory Condominium Building apartment in Philadelphia. She says her project is less about making a statement – something selfies are often used to do – and more of a not-too-serious commentary on popular culture.

“The project is meant to be humorous,” she says. “It’s not a strong stance for or against anything. It’s a reflection of a slice of time in our shared history.”

Setting off for Los Angeles soon, Lambert has plans to start a travel series that will include selfie collections taken in hotels, restaurants and at landmarks around the globe.”

I’m sorry that it wasn’t really an “extract” but I thought that you needed too read the whole thing to understand the true beauty of what she is doing . Here are a few that she has already done :

I hope that you support what she is doing . Thank you for reading 🙂

LaFortune xx

P.S Comment what you think about what she is doing !