"The brain can get sick too."
Re-make of this post.
End mental health stigma.
Mental health research, treatment, and education is so terribly important. There is so much we don’t yet understand about the brain and mental health disorders / illnesses… images like these have been one of the most useful tools in breaking down mental health stigma (especially among those who have never faced these issues).
Read more about neuroimaging, mental illness, and the strengths / weaknesses of this tool here at NIMH.
Larson and Shindelman have quite an interesting idea of photography. They take the GPS metadata from Twitter posts to track and photograph the locations where the tweets were sent. The results are beautiful, hilarious, and heartbreaking.
Russian photographer who uses real animals in her beautifully surreal work.
Lucio Fontana - Spatial Concepts: Expectations
Charles Ray - Plank Piece (1973)
(Source: likeafieldmouse, via hifructosemag)
A few months ago, I was hanging out with two of my friends in Plano. We were bored and trying to figure out something to do. One of my friends, he had a backpack full of fireworks in his truck. And we were like, okay, well, let’s go shoot them off. We went to Frisco and tried to find this one field that we had previously been to. And on our way to find it we went down this very rough, residential road. We were in a truck so we thought it would be fine. We ran into a very big mud patch and got stuck. There were train tracks in front of us. We were just trying to orient ourselves and my other friend called a friend of a friend who lives in Plano has this big four-wheeler truck and we were trying to give him directions. He finally found the road that we were on and drove down but then he decided that he didn’t want to sink his car, even though he could have definitely pulled us out the mud. So, he said going to try and come around on the train tracks. We were waiting there for like two hours and realized that this guy was not going to come back. Also, no way was he going to come on the train tracks because we had just seen a train on the traintracks. So I called one of my other friends, named Jassem, who was in Vegas and we asked if he could somehow get his car, because he drives a Jeep Wrangler and we knew that he would be able to pull us out. So, another friend, who was in Rockwall, drove up all the way to Plano to grab Jassem’s car and then drove out to the road that we were on. He pulled us out using his car. We were there for probably like, four hours. I finally ended up calling my dad, and was like, “Uh. I’m stuck… but nothing is wrong.” I thought he might have been a little angry but he just ended up laughing and was like, okay; well, if you need help, call me again. That was it. That was my story.
-Shelby, February 23, 2014