ILLUSTRATIONS - DIGITAL ART
Illustrations by Mattahan (Paul Davey) from Manchaster, Jamaica. The name Mattahan is from the patois pronunciation of Matterhorn, a popular cigarette brand in Jamaica. Mattahan is a painter who uses digital tools to create these surreal depictions of people who inspire him. The paintings are inspired by moments in his own life.
one of my favourite artist on the web. tumblr http://mattahan.tumblr.com/
oh my gooood this is so wonderful and incredible, wooooah, brilliant.
collections that are raw as fuck ➝ rami kadi f/w 2013-14
it’s not an obsession until you search for fanfiction
It’s not a true obsession until you run out of fanfiction to read.
Marius getting to university after years of suppressing his sexuality and telling himself that he is 100% heterosexual (and not knowing that romantic orientation is even a thing) and internalizing a lot of harmful shit as a result of growing up in a really conservative household
He meets his new roommate (surprise, it’s Courfeyrac) who is super confident and outspoken and friendly and Marius is a little intimidated at first but Courfeyrac just takes him under his wing right away.
Courfeyrac introduces him to a lot of new people and brings him along to the meetings for the queer group on campus and he starts to learn about all sorts of identities that he didn’t even know existed and suddenly things start to click and make sense but he also has these awful moments of doubt and confusion and he constantly questions himself
One day, after weeks and weeks of this, he decides to talk to Courfeyrac, so he waits in their room, pacing back and forth and trying to come up with what he’s going to say, but then Courfeyrac walks in and his mind blanks and all he can manage is, “I don’t think… I… I’m not straight.”
Courfeyrac puts his bag down and steps over to him, taking his hands, and gives him a sweet, gentle smile before saying, “I’m proud of you.” and Marius just nods and exhales shakily and lets himself get pulled into a bear hug
And they sit in Courfeyrac’s bed for the rest of the evening watching movies and cuddling and Marius feels as though this huge crushing weight has lifted off his chest and he is so, so happy.
this one goes out to english majors
Gender Studies, 2011 by Bettina Rheims
“Rheims body of work Gender Studies, depicts transsexuals, women that have become men, men that have become women and a third gender; those that preferred not to choose a sex and exist as both, adopting a dual identity.
The foundation of this project emerged from a request to republish Modern Lovers a body of work concentrating on androgyny and transgender shot in the late eighties. Rheims decided to take the idea a step further and explore the differences and mindsets in the world of gender today in comparison to twenty plus years ago. Launching a Facebook profile depicting a number of the original pictures, Rheims posted a message encouraging those that ’felt different’ to get in touch with the studio and from there she orchestrated Skype conversations with young volunteers from around the world who shared..
"the most beautiful stories about their lives. A lot of them knew from childhood, that they were born in the wrong body and had decided, many with the help of their parents, to correct the original mistake. But what struck me as being completely new were the ones who refused to choose between the two options, and had decided to live using both identities. Depending on the day, the mood; why not have it all? In Australia, last Autumn, someone got the mention ‘X’ on their passport, recognising for the first time the existence of a third sex - Rheims”
if the ship name for courf/marius/cosette isn’t mc2 then the world is wr o n G