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Tag Archives: Eye
I have been collecting images of the eye in creative expressions. It seems the eye is a versatile and powerful symbol.
Mean Streets the exhibition in EYE Amsterdam. Film director Martin Scorsese has been fascinated by film from a very early age. The exhibition of personal background material of his work, his original ideas, sketches and edits together with … Continue reading
” In the fake news era, a time when obvious lies can sway elections, it seems odd to think that the truth might actually be the most powerful weapon. But it was threatening enough in inter-war Germany to get August … Continue reading
A photo sent to me by Lasut en Braun, interior architects, based in Amsterdam. An illustration of a room divider, a subject they tackle in the new magazine I am working on at the moment. They caught the … Continue reading
As you may know I am also a host for Airbnb and have people from all over the world staying in my home. Once I stayed in a tiny room in the heart of Tribeca, NYC. Outside the window, squashed … Continue reading
Mesmerizing visual poetry. Animation by Ikram El Massouadi , motion design by Tashina van Zwam, sound design Sebastiaan Sminck. How did I get to this video, I can’t remember, but I kept a screenshot of the title roll on my … Continue reading
“Who wants transparency, when you can have magic?” A quote from the Duke of Windsor commenting on the live transmission, on television (!), of the anointment of Queen Elizabeth II. Explaining to his living room audience why the most holy … Continue reading
Pictures I took today, on my cycle back into town early morning.