Between the real and its representation is an unseen world that photographer Shannon Taggart has learned to capture with her camera. Shannon and I corresponded over email about her work, the new book, and how sometimes the most authentic experiences are those that inhabit the liminal.
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The astrological camera lens is both macro and telephoto. First, it
widens your horizons of understanding, interdependently linking what may
seem distant and disparate elements. Simultaneously, it microscopically
magnifies the totality of your internal and external environment to
reveal the rich and complex hologram of life
[The Ayahuasca Monologues] • In the summer of 2004, I was set to travel to South America for a ten day Dieta to work with the plant medicines Bobinsana and
Ayahuasca. Prior to departure, my father died a harsh and tragic death. A
new phase of my life began with these two seminal events. I found my
understanding of this earth to be changed utterly, and a terrible and loving
beauty was born.
It has been 40 years since the fabled Apollo moon landings. For as many years, there's also been a controversy between those who accept the landings as legitimate, and those who believe they were faked. I propose a third position: Humans did go to the moon, but what we saw on TV was completely faked – by none other than the great filmmaker Stanley Kubrick.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is both an iconic novel by the debaucherous Hunter S. Thompson and a cult classic film adaptation by Terry Gilliam. Starring Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro as the leading duo, Raoul Duke and Dr. Gonzo, Thompson’s 1971 tale inspired the 1998 film and left lasting impressions on the …