Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama, and if you’ve dipped into Messy Nessy’s archives, you will have already met the few ladies still left in Japan that still make their living (well into their 90s) by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence.


http://www.messynessychic.com/2013/11/01/the-last-japanese-mermaids/
Very, very, very rarely i get a letter out of the blue from a vagabond friend i have living Ireland, Mr Ian Shearer. We used to run HST together, he was/is a great friend but i don't hear from him enough. Got this sub a little while ago, right out of the blue.

You should read it. Take your time with it. He's good, like; very very fucking good.

http://www.horrorsleazetrash.com/flash-fiction/ian-shearer-2/

The 30 Harshest Filmmaker-on-Filmmaker Insults in History

Earlier this summer, a shocking number of our readers flocked to read (and amend) our list of the harshest author-on-author insults in history. But you know who is even more childish, trifling, vindictive, and nasty than your favorite scribes? Your favorite filmmakers. These directors may not have quite the same precision with the written word as those rancorous authors, but when it comes to pettiness, they can’t be beat. After the jump, we’ll run down 30 of our favorite slights, slanders, and cheap shots from filmmakers both classic and contemporary; we’d love to hear yours in the comments.




1. Francois Truffaut on Michelangelo Antonioni:

“Antonioni is the only important director I have nothing good to say about. He bores me; he’s so solemn and humorless.”

http://flavorwire.com/200745/the-30-harshest-filmmaker-on-filmmaker-insults-in-history/
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