Romain Jacquet-Lagrèze has sent me his latest photographic series, titled Wild Concrete. It shows a singular Hong Kong phenomenon: trees and plants that grow out of bare concrete walls all around the city. It’s shocking to see how stubborn nature is.
In his own words:
Usually wherever human beings are thriving, they always try to keep in control their direct environment. But in this bustling city, trees can grow impressively on residential buildings. They are the proof that our control is not ever-lasting and they show us how this very loss of control can bring true beauty.
Wild Concrete is about nature taking back, it is a demonstration of the tenacity of life in our urban environment.
no but the best part is how he got the name:
his name was originally “potatoes,” and his owner, willoughby bertie, told the stable lad who helped him to write the horse’s name on a feed bin. the boy misheard it as, literally “pot-eight-o’s” and wrote it with 8 o’s. bertie found it so funny that he kept that as the horses name.
This is why we need bookstores…
while my prof was setting up for his lecture…
excuse me while I reblog this for the 36th time
why is this the first time this has been on my dash
(by Ben H.)
Throne of Games.
I love how terrified that girl looks