I have been working on my thesis a lot lately (though not nearly as much as I should be), and it brings me in a rather macabre mood..
Not because it's not going very well, but because of the subject:
I am writing my thesis on the Ikkaku Ochi collection, which is a collection of medical photographs from Japan, from around the 1900s.
I am writing about the peculiar type of beauty these pictures possess, and how they appeal to me, and repel me at the same time.
About how much more a picture can make you feel when it does that (though I have to package that assumption in something sort of scientific..), so much more then when something is merely 'beautiful'
Though believe me, I am very often in the mood for something 'merely' beautiful
especially when I suround myself with images of death an decay
But not today, today I do a feature inspired by my thesis.. these pictures are not a literal interpretation of that ofcourse, it's just how they make me feel
they are all beautiful, make sure you visit the galleries of these artists!