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Local Lens: Discovering Hamburg’s Diverse Facets with @tomtehh

In this series, local Instagrammers show you their favorite places to shoot around where they live. To see more photos of Hamburg through Tom’s eyes, follow @tomtehh on Instagram.

“I love big-city photography, and Hamburg offers a great mix of traditional and new architecture,” says Hamburg local Tom Merkel (@tomtehh). Born and raised in the harbor city, he knows the details of Hamburg like the back of his hand. For this edition of #LocalLens he shares some of his favorite places to shoot in his hometown.

Speicherstadt: In this district you can find an eclectic mix of historical buildings, modern architecture and picturesque boats at the traditional harbor Traditionsschiffhafen. “The bridges in Speicherstadt offer picture-perfect views,” Tom explains. “The best time to shoot is at dusk so you can capture the light reflections on the water.” Tom’s tip: “Bring a tripod for long time exposure.”

U4 Überseequartier: “This subway station offers intriguing symmetrical elements that invite visitors to experiment with centered shots. You’ll get a better angle when you stand a level above the platform—this allows you to see an overview of the whole station.”

Sternschanze: With trendy people and raw graffiti this neighborhood is the perfect setup for street photography. Tom recommends coming here in the early morning “when the neighborhood slowly awakes and the streets come to life.”

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Devil’s Bridge, Worm’s Head island, Rhossili, Wales by Deborah Smith

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slayerage:

2/5 Drama Movies | Short Term 12 (2013)
Grace, you are a line staff. It’s not your job to interpret tears. That’s what our trained therapists are here for. Then your trained therapists don’t know shit.

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To anyone who ever put
doubt on my lap,

hopeless thoughts
in my mind,

past mistakes
in my hands

and regret
in my eyes,

I want you
to remember
that you did not
succeed in trying
to ruin me.


— "Sorry, but I’m not going anywhere," - Colleen Brown (via larmoyante)

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Emma Stone as Sam Thomson in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman

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@glassofwhiskey: So, I saw these beauty yesterday while I was walking around the Sony lot. My good god I have missed her. Such good times we had together. The door was locked and I felt really sad that I didn’t have the key.

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nevver:

Sergei Cherkasov

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For as long as there’s been a mainstream feminist movement, there have been corporations eager to capitalize on women’s desire for empowerment. And simply saying men and women should be treated equally isn’t the slightest bit risky in an era when the economy demands that nearly all women work outside the home and the biggest pop stars in America embrace the term feminist. But empowerment conferences are less a product of this friendly brand of modern feminism than they are the result of changing media business models and the rise of superficial corporate do-gooderism. Consumers are so wary of traditional advertising that one of the only ways for brands to make an end-run around skepticism is to claim, “Hey, we’re doing some good here.” As Unilever has learned with all the free press its “body-positive” Dove ads have gotten, women’s empowerment is a great theme for conscientious advertising — Bitch Magazine co-founder Andi Zeisler calls it “empowertising.” You-go-girl ads appeal to a broad demographic, but unlike championing, say, stricter environmental regulation, they put the onus for change on women themselves, not corporations or society.
What Good Is a ‘Powerful Women’ Conference? - NYmag.com (via annfriedman)

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norhuu:

Painting of my sister Shasta.

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