Before bloom & once bloomed
hoya bella - Shooting Star
AGH these things are so adorable that I’ve GOT to do something with them…
Vietnamese photographer Thanh Ha Bui captured this incredible image in his parents’ back garden and, after spotting a line of super strong weaver ants marching across a branch, decided to test their legendary weightlifting skills. First experimenting with pieces of food and leaves, he eventually ended up with this incredible shot
"as i sat down on a stump for a rest after a stroll in [japan’s] nara park to watch dear peacefully eating fallen cherry blossom petals, a strong wind suddenly blew. it was like a shower of falling cherry blossom petals. it is called “hana fubuki” in japanese, which literally means flower snowstorm." - hisao mogi
Chino Otsuka : Imagine Finding Me
Chino Otsuka uses photography and video to explore the fluid relationship between the memory, time and photography. At age 10 she moved from Japan to the United Kingdom to attend school. Her experience of becoming familiar with a new place, a different language and new customs while she was developing her adolescent identity has profoundly shaped her work in photography, video and writing. Her series Imagine Finding Me consists of double self-portraits, with images of her present self beside her past self in various places she has visited. As Otsuka says: “The digital process becomes a tool, almost like a time machine, as I’m embarking on the journey to where I once belonged and at the same time becoming a tourist in my own history.” - via AGO
I am unexpectedly weepy looking at this.