“In most every culture there existed a more or less ubiquitous concept of beauty, a unifying spirit shining forth in objects of art and objects of daily use. In our contemporary culture, however, the fractional quality of so-called aesthetic concepts resulted in an unparalleled absence of beauty from our man-made environments.
When working with lightweight structures it is fascinating to observe how their inherent beauty seems to rather spontaneously ‘appear’ – usually after a laborious process of definition and optimization, not by a predetermined design.
The pure mathematical beauty in minimal surfaces is also the beauty in nature where all structures are optimized.”
-Mahmud Bodo Rasch, Architect
English or American
Philadelphia Museum of Art
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Dante and Virgile in Hell, detail, 1850.
Cody William Smith is a professional Photographer and Director of Photography. Originally from Reno Nevada, he moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and earned his BFA in Cinema from Columbia College in 2012. As a photographer he specializes in landscape, fine art, and environmental portraiture. He also freelances as a gaffer, 1st AC, and photography assistant.
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Natalie Dormer for S Moda (April 2014) shot by Louis Christopher.
HOW DOES POPCORN EVEN DO THAT THING
HERE I SHOW YOU THE THING
this is the most majestic thing i have ever seen in my entire life
it’s like a ballet
recalled pencils from a 90’s anti drug campaign