26.2.17

Time Out Sunday

Home is where your illusions live
So here I am with my fingers type-typing away. It was a close call I'd say (who else would say it on my blog tho) as I was very close to slipping through the rabbit hole into the land of memories. Not that my memory is so exceptional, but I have all those photos. Some. Many. A ton. Two tons. 

On a side note: VH-1's top love song is Bon Jovi's "Always". I have been catching snippets of the top 50 for several times, but always missing the number one song; it's extremely vintage to watch TV these days, you know.

Anyhow, back to the rabbit hole. Rabbit hole opened up, because I was looking for some old jumping photos. Why one might wonder (as one should; question everything). Because couple of weeks ago I visited Philippe Halsman's exhibition in Madrid (if you're in town, go see it!) and learned that my friends and me had been great "jumpology" fans for years without knowing it ourselves. Perhaps not as graceful as some of the more famous people captured by Mr. Halsman, but equally filled with joy. Me earning some brownie points for not being ashamed of my past (Crocs are shoes, too!).

Like an eagle! (Füssen, Germany, August 2008)
We had no idea there had been some famous Philippe with his famous photos and little did we care. Now I have a poster on my wall with those famous jumps. However, I think the best part is the fun of it. And those mid-jump shots.

So very graceful, right. (Madrid, Spain, October 2011)
While in the recent years taking jumping photos has felt a bit been there done that kinda thing then now I feel like it's time to return to jump-jump-jumping! Perhaps this time 'cos I have this (not so) secret creative crush on Mr. Halsman and the spirit his work has. I have found yet another spiritanimal. It's a bit of a miracle what one good exhibition can do, the one that gives you a little more than "just the pretty pictures".

Camouflage. (Madrid, Spain, March 2014)
With jumping and sunshine on my mind I have had an equally good vibes filled soundtrack for the weekend - She & Him "Classics" (oh, Zooey!):






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