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A curated collection of photographs that explore the interaction of art and life. Highlighting the examination of plant exploration, historical tales, scientific inquires through artistic endeavors.

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A gathering of inspiration, thought experiments, and injections of where life is art.

Filtering by Tag: I Am A Collection

Flooding Cherries

Anna Taugher

Every spring locals and foreigners alike make the pilgrimage to Inokashira Park in Tokyo, Japan to hanami or "watch blossoms." These short lived blossoms signify beauty, spring, and renewal, but also the fleeting nature of life. Photographer Danilo Dungo takes this journey every spring and has become one of the most famous cherry blossom photographers, capturing this natural wonder from all angles. 

Colormen

Anna Taugher

White, off-white, eggshell, muted beige, the journey to bring you the perfect tone of neutral started with the "Colormen." In a time when you can walk down an aisle of color swatches and the options are an endless supply of minute differences, the idea never crosses your mind of where these colors came from. Our eye can see them and so they are. But the colors were brought to our storefronts starting with the expeditions of colormen. Colormen were tradesmen who traveled far and wide in search for that perfect tone. Men dedicated to such a craft before it was easy to press mix on an industrial machine they combined insect wings with oil, liquified radioactive elements, and grave robbed mummies for embalming fluids. The Harvard Library is committed to the originals and houses and protects these historic pigments and their stories. Read more at ...

Bee Queen, Queen Bee

Anna Taugher

To create a duet with nature one must first cover themselves in bees. Well this is how Sara Mapelli achieves it, and her work truly is a duet. Mapelli dances with 10,000 bees covering her body like a living garment with her body moving in reaction to the push and pull of the bees vibration. As an energy therapist she uses these performances to exemplify the connection we have to nature and calm her clients fear of this. The result is simply mesmerizing, I can only say "Buzz On."

The Perfect Taco

Anna Taugher

Past the outskirts of an artist community in the heart of Baja, Mexico lies Rancho Pescadero. A place so fine that coffee has a minimum sipping time of three hours, surfing is the preferred means of transportation, and one perfect cookie appears on your pillow top just before you lay your head down to rest after a long day of relaxation.

This is my quest for the perfect taco, and while on this quest so much more than tacos were found. The quest for perfection within a taco is one that is unattainable but it is the unattainable goals that drives you to keep adventuring and brings you across the experiences that are unforgettable. It is with this in mind that you stop and remember to look around. You might just witness the persevering life of a turtle hatching from its shell and making the arduous journey through the tremendous waves, or the fresh sear of tuna caught that morning, or a drunk teddy bear passed out from too many ice cream sandwiches.

These are the moments of Rancho Pescadero.