Eldar Khamitov’s Streets in “Heat”

Here in the electric dusk your naked lover

tips the glass high and the ice cubes fall against her teeth.

It’s beautiful Susan, her hair sticky with gin,

Our Lady of Wet Glass-Rings on the Album Cover,

streaming with hatred in the heat

as the record falls and the snake-band chords begin

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Dhaka Dust: A Portfolio by Saqif Hossain

.Can’t occupy the same space at the same time

unless, of course, you land in Dhaka, rickshaws

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five or six abreast. They are all here:

studded metal backboards ablaze with red flowers,

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فرات الحطاب: حيطان تونس

عند وصولي إلى تونس، اكتشفت أنني اقتلعت من المشرق ورميت نفسي في المغرب الذي لا أعرف عنه شيئًا. هنا اكتشفت مصطلح “مشرق” أساسًا. لأصحاب الدكاكين ردات الفعل نفسها: من وين من لبنان؟ آه سوريا؟ مشرقية؟ (لا فرق كبيرًا هنا بين سوريا، لبنان، الأردن؛ كلنا عند المغاربة مشارقة).

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Ianos Rafael: The Human Presence

This series is composed of photos in which light, shadow and the human presence are predominant. Small fragments of objects, body parts and gestures combine with abundant light and dazzling darkness to create a simple moment or a unique sensation. They are everyday street scenes that we all see but in our daily rush they are overlooked and we forget to value them. This focus represents an attraction to simplicity, natural and indistinct things, emotions and invisible connections between people and the surroundings. This is a broad series, with no boundaries, just small pieces combined to create a specific feeling.

Ianos Rafael. I live in Bucharest, Romania and about four years ago I fell in love with photography. Since then I have expressed myself more in pictures than in words. For me, photography is like a bookmark for life, I can always come back to a point of time and feeling. Due to my desire to learn more, I got to know other photography enthusiasts, with whom in 2014 we founded BULB: the Bucharest Urban League of Photographers from the Balkans. The Bulb Collective consists of photographers active in urban (and rural) photography with an expressive shift to include highly aesthetic and poetic images in their assignments. Our work can be seen on: http://www.bulbphotos.eu. My work can be seen on: http://www.rafaelianos.ro/#1

Everybody’s Little Everyday: Eight Pictures by Maria Colombo

“A man going quietly about his business all day long expends far more muscular energy than an athlete who lifts a huge weight once a day. This has been proved physiologically, and so the social sum total of everybody’s little everyday efforts, especially when added together, doubtless releases far more energy into the world than do rare heroic feats. This total even makes the single heroic feat look positively minuscule, like a grain of sand on a mountaintop with a megalomaniac sense of its own importance.”

R. Musil, The Man Without Qualities

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Maria Colombo is on Instagram and Tumblr

Avni Nijhawan: I Shall Call Myself Alice

“How can you stick at a game when the rules keep on changing? I shall call myself Alice and play croquet with the flamingos. In Wonderland everyone cheats and love is Wonderful, isn’t it?”

— Jeanette Winterson

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