Noor Ul Ain

Young self-taught artist, student, bright light, a walking contradiction. New York City.

When someone literally steals your date, zis not cool. Beautiful day regardless @loveemely (at George Washington Bridge Park)

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IMG_4440_A_900 (by Jonathan Duriaux)

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“When I am with you, there is nowhere else I’d rather be. And I am a person who always wants to be somewhere else.”

—   David Levithan  (via bodv)

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→ LFW A/W 2013: Sabyasachi ; Favorite outfit. 

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“I am obsessed with the body. It wasn’t given to me; it was something I came with by being athletic and having a fascination with dress/costume as a way to mutate. I think about the relationship between the femaleness of my body and society’s perception and expectation with me. I get how the body can be dressed up or masked. One can masquerade, and the body is a structure, an infrastructure—kind of like a shell that can move around and create different reactions, for whatever reason, to empower yourself, or, as I said, to disappear or transform.”

—   Wangechi Mutu (via noten)

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Everything you love is here


Everything you love is here

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Good Vibes HERE



photos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

This is better to see than white people with African animals.

- Jess

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“The hours between 12am and 6am
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it.”

—   Beau Taplin || the hours between.   (via exoticwild)

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