CHRISTIAN STOLLEPIC

Christian Stoll’s wide angle views of futuristic locations, ‘Epic’; most of the images are part of worldwide print campaigns for IBM and Microsoft.

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“…and songs, to me, were more important than just light entertainment. They were my preceptor and guide into some altered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.” ― Bob Dylan, Chronicles, Vol. 1

I can’t wait to see & hear Bob Dylan tonight at Burg Clam Austria - my second Dylan concert by now after seeing him in Vienna in 2008. Accompanied by friends & the most precious, beautiful woman I have ever put my lips on this will be a breathtaking evening!

PHOTO: Unknown photographer, 1970s, Bob Dylan

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© Robert Rutöd, 2009, "Untitled" (From the series "Less Is More")

"In ‘Less Is More’ I philosophise about God and the universe.
And about what you can leave out without being left with nothing.”

Thanks Robert!

His photo book ‘Milky Way’ is coming out in autumn, I’ll keep you updated!

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HORACE SILVER (1928-2014) BY FRANCIS WOLFF

Horace Silver, an extraordinarily creative pianist and composer who brought soulfulness, a rhythmic spring and what he called a “meaningful simplicity” to hard bop, died of natural causes on June 18, at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. Silver was 85. May his soul rest in peace.

Read an obituary on JazzTimes.

(thanks to JazzInPhotos for the pictures)

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© Marco Longari, 2014, Bangui, Central African Republic

A vendor carries a rack of eggs for sale past a Rwandan soldier from the African-led international support mission (Misca) patrolling the streets in the Christian Miskine district.

© Luca Zanier, 2011, Zwibez III, Nuclear waste interim storage, connecting stairs

The energy industry makes modern life possible, but few ever get to see its inner workings. For his series Space and Energy, Zurich-based photographer Luca Zanier spent a year venturing into about 100 power plants, oil tankers, dams, and waste facilities. By showing us inside, he asks us to confront the mysterious and sometimes uncomfortable realities behind our daily existence.

“We all depend on electricity, but we close our eyes to the industry behind it. It’s like the fact that most of us love to eat meat, but nobody wants to see the slaughterhouse,” Zanier said. “But the world of power plants is a very clean, abstract, technical and aesthetically pleasing one. This might be a surprise. I wanted to provide insight into the fascinating world behind the act of switching on the light.” (read more on Slate)

© Leigh Wiener, 1962, Johnny Cash

“I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down, livin’ in the hopeless, hungry side of town, I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime, but is there because he’s a victim of the times. I wear the black for those who never read.” ― Johnny Cash, The Essential Johnny Cash

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© Mia Bonzanigo, 1978, H.R. Giger working on Alien Hieroglyphics

Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger who designed the monster and revolutionary sci-fi sets for the film “Alien" died on Monday in Zurich from injuries he obtained after suffering a fall.

May his soul rest in peace.

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© Matt Detrich, May 2014, Tornado, Akron

A tornado touches down in a field in Akron, Colo., on Wednesday. At least two tornadoes touched down briefly on Colorado’s Eastern Plains.