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Birthday Suits

Lucy Hilmer is a photographer, filmmaker and poet who has filmed and photographed, at regular intervals, the ever changing lives of herself, her family and friends and documented them in multiple long-term series. Birthday Suits, where she photographs herself every year on her birthday wearing nothing but her white Lollipop underpants, shoes, and socks, made me tear up a little. it is just extraordinary.

Lucy Hilmer photographs herself every year on her birthday. She’s been doing this for 40 years, since her 29th birthday. In 2015 she will be 70. Soon a book, Birthday & Other Suits and a companion piece film will reveal how a woman who came of age before women’s lib used her camera to peel off society’s “pretty girl” label and define herself from the inside out.

this post features nudity (naturally!) so the rest is after the jump in case that is necessary for you. they are in chronological order.

© Lucy Hilmer photographs herself every year on her birthday since 1974  wearing nothing but her white Lollipop underpants, shoes, and socks.

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priorities

jakob alt – 1836

spending time in a studio, whether it’s in front of an easel by the window or just at a desk, is probably my favourite pastime. unfortunately i don’t make that a priority any more – somewhere between work, eating, sleeping, friends & family, i lose my spare hours mostly to procrastination and the internet. how can i not, considering the never ending supply of awesome it presents me with? that’s no excuse though (and believe me, i’ve tried to make excuses). less internet, less computers... these are things i need to work on.

i know that it’s ironic considering i’m saying this on my blog – but maybe an affirmation is needed here.

replace facebook, youtube & yelp with art, design & fashion blogs (by david fullerton)

if you feel similarly, or perhaps there’s another aspect of your life you have been neglecting or just want to work on, you should check out mnmlist, a project about minimalism by the guy who brought us zen habits (a great website about simplifying your life and focusing on what’s important). leo doesn’t update mnmlist too often, but that’s kind of the point. one of my favourite posts is about making small changes, and i like his article about taking a digital vacation.

recovering lazyholic

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