1. eleanasound:

    The Last Japanese Mermaids 

    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. The few women left still make their living 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

  2. (Source: mattforsythe)

  3. kelpls:

retired astronaut 

    kelpls:

    retired astronaut 

  4. tofuvi:

for a friend: a dress spun from sunset.

    tofuvi:

    for a friend: a dress spun from sunset.

  5. brngrmln:

    cyning:

    after long minutes of in depth youtube research i have learned that japanese vine girl’s name is reika ozeki. here’s a compilation with some subtitles :o

    YOURE A HERO

  6. obesitycore:

    the really shitty thing about being told that you’re smart your whole entire life is that as soon as you don’t understand something you just kind of completely shut down and his this big shitty crisis because maybe you’re not as smart as you’ve always been told 

  7. everydaylouie:

    "will i ever make it?…"

  8. pepperonccini:

    I always wanted to try redrawing a screen capture meme thing. When I saw this picture of Chibi Usa I knew this was the one picture I wanted to try this on first. I love pink hair, I might make this a poster for Saboten.

  9. hippopotalust:

    Images by Johan Kuno

  10. Up (2009) concept art

    (Source: starksfell)

  11. whisper-s-of-the-heart:

    My Neighbor Totoro scenery

  12. bae0netta:

    League of Legends: Ladies of The League 

    Part I / ?

    Follow and request more!

  13. I’m the jealous type. You wanna know why? Because we started off as ‘just friends’ too.

    — 

    Frank Ocean  (via love-me-coronas)

    well damn

    (via dirtyberd)

    (Source: theparkerthompson)

  14. azidraws:

    Reverse Fishing

    This is a quick test piece I did while drafting up a much larger version. It was to see if the image still worked if flipped because in the end, I want to give the viewer the choice of the old fisherman’s experience, or the sea creature’s.