— Martin Luther King Jr. (via ybb55)
The high school prom is a social ritual unique to North America, and as with any good ritual photography is an integral part. From an early age we are coached on how to present ourselves to the camera, yet we still look to the photographer for direction and validation.
These photographs began with a simple idea. What if prom couples gathered to walk the red carpet were unexpectedly directed to a purpose-built studio, given only directions on where to stand, immediately photographed, and told to move on as the next couple was called.
The photographs are less about the ritual and more about the choices we make in presenting the self. Without the photographer’s interference, these are the individual and collective decisions made in an instant before the camera.
Slade Wilson with one of the greatest the fuck you think you goin son? moments of all time
Pedro Pascal on Oberyn’s funeral (X)
Don’t leave me alone in this world.
Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year.
He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson (via truthandjoy)