Recommended Reading / 30.

Every Monday, words to start the week. 

This week, courtesy of Slate: a glimpse into a series of portraits by fashion photographer Jean Pagliuso, who chose chickens, raptors, and owls as her subjects for nostalgic reasons — her father, now deceased, handled show chickens. Says Pagliuso, "I don't see it as any different at all from photographing people. It's exactly the same to me. I look for the same things. I look for form and the way the frame is filled."

(See also: Angora rabbits — or, as The New York Times calls them, "impeccable living pillows" — as photographed by Andres Serrano.)

Three more, just because:
-The best butter.
-Doors built for babies, packrats, and those backed into corners.
-An oldie from Jim Jarmusch: "Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery - celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: It’s not where you take things from - it’s where you take them to."

More recommended reading, here. Have a wonderful Monday.


  1. Love those doors. AND those butters! Got to try them.

  2. Oh my gosh totally want to do a photo portrait sitting with my chickens now! How awesome :)

  3. Fee, please do and please share!



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