Bruises on My Knees


I'm not the carpet you walk on.
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Getting work done! Come to open studio next week. Free food!! (Taken with instagram)

Getting work done! Come to open studio next week. Free food!! (Taken with instagram)

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Dear Stranger, by Shizuka Yokomizo

For this 1998-2000 series of portraits, photographer Shizuka Yokomizo left several anonymous letters on the doorsteps of random ground floor apartments that read:

Dear Stranger,

I am an artist working on a photographic project which involves people I do not know…. I would like to take a photograph of you standing in your front room from the street in the evening.”

The letter specified a certain ten-minute period during which the artist would approach, take the picture, and slip back into the darkness. She would only reveal her identity once her subjects received a print and contact information (so that they could let her know if they objected to their portrait being exhibited).

Yokomizo made sure that when the photos were taken, the light would be too dark outside to see her — it would only allow her subjects to see their own reflections in the window they were looking out of.

(via cityyandcolour)

  • Woman: Can I have birth control?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: I got pregnant because I didn't have birth control and I don't want the fetus. Can I have an abortion?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: I gave birth to my child but since I wasn't expecting it, I can't afford daycare. Can I have help paying for it?
  • Government: No.
  • Woman: Well, why can't I have birth control?
  • Government: Because. Sex isn't for recreation. It's for procreation.
  • Woman: But it can help regulate my period and benefit me in other ways.
  • Government: Too bad.
  • Man: For no reason other than for recreational sex, may I have birth control?
  • Government: Do you have a penis?
  • Man: YES, YES I DO!!
  • Government: WELL HOWDY, VALID CITIZEN. You can buy condoms by the dozens. Here, here's a pack of special condom for "His Pleasure." Oooh, these come in different colours and flavours. Here, try these. They have ribs on them. And this one glows in the dark!! LOL OMG DICK LIGHTSABER!!
  • Government: But seriously, you're a man. You can do what ever you want.
  • Woman: But-
  • Government: Shut up, you sinning, freeloading hussy.
Artwork from a show last year is back home! I missed you babies!!! (Taken with instagram)

Artwork from a show last year is back home! I missed you babies!!! (Taken with instagram)

THEY ARE STARING AT ME

THEY ARE STARING AT ME

Love the Marilyn themed ladies room at Grande Cafe! (Taken with instagram)

Love the Marilyn themed ladies room at Grande Cafe! (Taken with instagram)

I want to go back!!! (Taken with instagram)

I want to go back!!! (Taken with instagram)