In this week’s issue, Burkhard Bilger writes about the ongoing effort to explore what may be the deepest cave in the world, located in Mexico—“a kind of Everest expedition turned upside down”: http://nyr.kr/1iNcr8B
In this video, the cavers scale slippery walls, swim through frigid water, and make camp in a cloud forest, as Bilger narrates: http://nyr.kr/1eAO5n2
Photograph by Marcin Gala.
Spelunking is some of the coolest shit ever! I’ve always wanted to try it. Go get em boys! There still are places left unexplored.
So what does this mean? Well that Milwaukee is actually more compact for our population overall than cities like Chicago and LA. Yet we for some reason we still make do with just buses for mass transit. Wow.
As a photographer, I love this series. I love her destroyed makeup, I love his hair, I love the fact that it leaves so much to the imagination and most of all I love the genuine nature of it.
It may be posed, it may be polished and intentional, planned to the supreme detail, there may be an entire crew just behind the camera, and may have taken hours to get just right. Or it may be just those very right moments.
I can’t tell.
I can’t separate the story and the work, and that is why I love this so damn much.