What I have to Offer

Listen to the words of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman. He gave a talk to the British Film Institute. It lasted 70 minutes but five of these are pure philosophical gold. Elliot Rausch created a video with these pearls of wisdom as the soundtrack. Listen and learn to feel optimistic again

Emoji in Love

The humble emoji has been enlivening many online conversations for years. Now it’s made it to the big time because some genius has made a video for Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ using nothing but emoticons Beyoncé (feat. Jay-Z) “Drunk in Love” Unofficial Emoji Video from JESSE HILL on Vimeo.

Six Degrees of Copenhagen

Jens Juul provides the kind of gritty black and white images reminiscent of fellow Scandinavian photographer Anders Petersen. Close up and personal, they have a high contrast beauty that makes me want to see more of his work. Which is why I’m now following him on Instagram and advice you to do likewise.

The Age of Adolescence

Oh to be young in fifties and sixties America. For you would have the chance to be photographed by Joseph Sterling. His book ‘The Age of Adolescence’ documents teenage life from 1959 to 1964 and captures every explosive moment. A pupil of Harry Callahan whose circle of photographic friends included street photographer Ray Metzker his …

Shopped

Ever wondered what Audrey Hepburn might have looked like with tattoos? Or Jackie Kennedy? Your long wait is over thanks to the Shopped Tattoo tumblr which takes old celebrities and adorns them with some righteous tats. In some instances the result is vaguely alarming in others surprisingly refined (I think Audrey looks great)

Ahmad Jamal

I would be highly pleased if I was still alive at 83 let alone creating innovative Jazz records like pianist Ahmad Jamal. Last year the octogenarian produced ‘Saturday Morning’ an album, which followed 2012’s highly praised ‘Blue Moon’. Described by critic Stanley Crouch as second in importance after Charlie Parker in the development of Jazz …