Buck. You are an inspiration.

This guy! He's so inspiring. So humble. Such a lovely soul. He had a hard time in life before he was twelve when he and his brother were taken away from his father who beat them. He is living proof that you don't have to become what your father was, and that a better life is possible for everyone. 

His story is gorgeous. I highly recommend it. This man, and this documentary makes the world a better place. 

It's also a film about horses, but it's not only a film about horses. It's a film about people and the way they chose to live life.

"God had him in mind when he made a cowboy."

...enter either the make believe or the real

Parisian* Noemie Goudal, originally a graphic designer and illustrator, and now a photographer creates work that is wonderfully art directed. She cleverly mixes the organic with the man-made.

Talking about her work in an interview with the British Journal of Photography she says “I wanted to mix the two worlds to see how they interact. I wanted to see how much you can enter either the make believe or the real.”

And if you were in any doubt of the talent, check out the impressive list of awards:

IPA, Fine Art, Second Prize, 2009
Leica Prize, Shortlisted for the Exhibition, 2010
ITS#EIGHT, Pitti Immagine Award, 2009
Fujifilm Merit Student Award 2007
D&AD, Student of the year 2006

*It just oozes fabulousness saying she's Parisian, though she does live in London now. 


Vocal phenomenon and stylings of tUnE-yArDs

I just got back from seeing Tune-Yards. Incredible!! This woman (Merrill Garbus from New England USA) is a phenomenon. She creates live drum loops, but more incredibly samples and loops her incredible vocal stylings in a way that creates some fantastic interesting, totally listenable, and entirely unique music (pop music never sounded so real!). 

I loved the gig. This video captures the vibe well. Merrill totally loves what she's up to, great to see such talent and such unique stylings doing so well. No perfect pitch adjustments here! No need! 

Love it. 


Some amazing photos of our crazy world

A selection of images from Reuters that I think are stunning, moving and tell us a lot about our crazy world. 


Eveline Constance Heijkamp, a 22-year-old Occupy Amsterdam demonstrator, prepares for her wedding to Gijs Peskens (not pictured) in a tent on the Beursplein in Amsterdam November 19, 2011. Occupy Amsterdam demonstrators have set up tents on the Beursplein since October 15, 2011.

REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares


Drivers, some of whom were carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, sleep on top of their trucks at a fuel terminal in Karachi November 26, 2011. NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan, killing as many as 28 troops and plunging U.S.-Pakistan relations, already deeply frayed, further into crisis. 

REUTERS/Athar Hussain


A protester throws a tear gas canister, which was earlier thrown by riot police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo November 22, 2011. 

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh


Switzerland’s photographer Denis Balibouse files his pictures under a full moon sky from Mont-Cenis Pass Road in Lanslebourg during the Grande Odyssee sled dogs race January 19, 2011. This picture was taken with a long exposure. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse)


Zukhro, an employee of the city zoo, walks with Vadik, an 18-month-old male lion, on the territory of the zoo in the capital Dushanbe, January 20, 2011. Employees take the lion from its cage to have a promenade along the territory two times a week while holding a piece of meat to attract Vadik’s attention so it walks nearby. (REUTERS/Nozim Kalandarov)


Lightning flashes around the ash plume above the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano chain near Entrelagos June 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Carlos Gutierrez)


A plane flies through the “Tribute in Lights” in lower Manhattan in New York September 10, 2011. (REUTERS/Eric Thayer)


Youths pose near their bonfire in Ballykeel housing estate, in Ballymena, Northern Ireland July 11, 2011. Northern Irish Protestants traditionally light bonfires on the 11th of July to celebrate their culture. (REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)


Policemen and residents run as waves from a tidal bore surge past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River in Haining, Zhejiang province August 31, 2011. As Typhoon Nanmadol approaches eastern China, the tides and waves in Qiantang River recorded its highest level in 10 years, local media reported. (REUTERS/China Daily)


Aurora Australis or "Southern lights" are seen in this picture captured by astronauts on the International Space Station with a digital camera while they passed over the Indian Ocean, September 17, 2011. 



Hubble's panchromatic vision, stretching from ultraviolet through near-infrared wavelengths, reveals a vibrant glow of young, blue star clusters and a glimpse into regions normally obscured by the dust in an image released on June 16, 2011. The warped shape of Centaurus A's disk of gas and dust is evidence of a past collision and merger with another galaxy. The resulting shockwaves cause hydrogen gas clouds to compress, triggering a firestorm of new star formation. At a distance of just over 11 million light-years, Centaurus. 

REUTERS/NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration