“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ever wondered how expensive a photograph can be? Well, now it’s your chance to find out. Continue reading The Five Most Expensive Photographs Ever
“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possible can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something“ – Kurt Vonnegut
How do you save a life?
Ever thought about it? Ever wanted to? What kind of actions or words saves someone from peril? From themselves? From a cruel fate?
What gives people hope?
What nurtures dreams?
What keeps them fighting even when the odds are stacked against them?
Well, I’d say it’s art. It’s the art we create, the art we share with others. I’d say that art enriches our experience of reality. Yes, it can also offer an escape, but it can also make us appreciate what we already have. Continue reading So, You Want to be An Artist
Pablo Picasso requires no introduction. Arguably the most famous painter in existence, his level of genius comparable to those of Salvador Dali or Jackson Pollock, the Spaniard created some fifty thousand artworks during his life.
“It took me four years to paint like Rafael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
Corrida et Pigeons (1890)
Not bad for an eight year old, right? Continue reading Showcase: Pablo Picasso as a Child
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
― Ray Bradbury
Every writer was once a storyteller. Some might even call him a liar. Some, a coward. And, before that, he was a dreamer. He found reality to be too vulgar, too harsh, too restrictive, and he allowed himself to dream into existence a life that could never be.
It is sad that all we can do with the best in us can be called fiction. The best possible version of ourselves can only exist within the confines of words and paper.
A friend of the writer once told him that we probably write about people we wish to be, but don’t have the courage to become. Continue reading The Writer: Episode #1
Netflix and chill, right? Or maybe it’s either HBO Now or HBO Go or maybe AMC?
As more and more people are watching TV shows on streaming services or cable TV, as the phenomenon of Game of Thrones urges show runners to ask for bigger budgets than ever before, this begs a question: how expensive are TV Shows nowadays?
Is $15 million dollars per episode for the eight season of GoT a lot?
Let’s find out. Here are the top most expensive TV shows of all time. Continue reading The Most Expensive TV-Shows of All Time