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Peek-a-boo. My mind naught but a scattering of shapeless ideas ready to disperse and disappear at the slightest distraction but if they united, wouldn’t I be on my way out of here, the doldrums. #thoughts #mind #direction #uncertainty #life #enigma

Peek-a-boo. My mind naught but a scattering of shapeless ideas ready to disperse and disappear at the slightest distraction but if they united, wouldn’t I be on my way out of here, the doldrums. #thoughts #mind #direction #uncertainty #life #enigma

coolerthanbefore:

Before They Pass Away is a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, designed to give us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world. According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.

1. Kazakhs

The Kazakhs are the descendants of Turkic, Mongolic and Indo-Iranian tribes and Huns that populated the territory between Siberia and the Black Sea. They are a semi-nomadic people and have roamed the mountains and valleys of western Mongolia with their herds since the 19th century.

2. Himba

The Himba are an ancient tribe of tall, slender and statuesque herders. Since the 16th century they have lived in scattered settlements, leading a life that has remained unchanged, surviving war and droughts. The tribal structure helps them live in one of the most extreme environments on earth.

3. Huli

It is believed that the first Papua New Guineans migrated to the island over 45000 years ago. Today, over 3 million people, half of the heterogeneous population, live in the highlands. Some of these communities have engaged in low-scale tribal conflict with their neighbors for millennia.

4. Asaro

A number of different tribes have lived scattered across the highland plateau for 1000 years, in small agrarian clans, isolated by the harsh terrain and divided by language, custom and tradition. The legendary Asaro Mudmen first met with the Western world in the middle of the 20th century.

5. Kalam

The eastern half of New Guinea gained full independence from Australia in 1975, when Papua New Guinea was born. The indigenous population is one of the most heterogeneous in the world. Traditionally, the different tribes scattered across the highland plateau, live in small agrarian clans.

6. Goroka

The indigenous population of the world’s second largest island is one of the most heterogeneous in the world. The harsh terrain and historic inter-tribal warfare has lead to village isolation and the proliferation of distinct languages. A number of different tribes are scattered across the highland plateau.

7. Chukchi

The ancient Arctic Chukchi live on the peninsula of the Chukotka. Unlike other native groups of Siberia, they have never been conquered by Russian troops. Their environment and traditional culture endured destruction under Soviet rule, by weapons testing and pollution.

8. Maori

The long and intriguing story of the origin of the indigenous Maori people can be traced back to the 13th century, the mythical homeland Hawaiki, Eastern Polynesia. Due to centuries of isolation, the Maori established a distinct society with characteristic art, a separate language and unique mythology.

9. Mustang

The former kingdom of Lo is linked by religion, culture and history to Tibet, but is politically part of Nepal. Now Tibetan culture is in danger of disappearing, it stands alone as one of the last truly Tibetan cultures existing today. Until 1991 no outsiders were allowed to enter Mustang.

10. Gauchos

Nomadic and colorful horsemen and cowboys have wandered the prairies as early as the 1700s, when wild Cimarron cattle overpopulated the flatlands. In the 18th century, when leather was in high demand, Gauchos arose to clandestinely hunt the huge herds of horses and cattle.

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(Source: beforethey.com)

coolerthanbefore:

Before They Pass Away is a long-term project by photographer Jimmy Nelson, designed to give us the unique opportunity to discover more than 30 secluded and slowly vanishing tribes from all over the world. According to Nelson, his mission was to assure that the world never forgets how things used to be: “Most importantly, I wanted to create an ambitious aesthetic photographic document that would stand the test of time. A body of work that would be an irreplaceable ethnographic record of a fast disappearing world.”

11. Tsaatan

Tsaatan (reindeer people) are the last reindeer herders who survived for thousands of years inhabiting the remotest subartic taiga, moving between 5 and 10 times a year. Presently, only 44 families remain, their existence threatened by the dwindling number of their domesticated reindeer.

12. Samburu

The Samburu people live in northern Kenya, where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the northern dessert. As cattle-herding Nilotes, they reached Kenya some five hundred years ago, moving southwards along the plains of the Rift Valley in a rapid, all-conquering advance.

13. Rabari

For almost 1,000 years, the Rabari have roamed the deserts and plains of what is today western India. It is believed that this tribe, with a peculiar Persian physiognomy, migrated from the Iranian plateau more than a millennium ago. The Rabari are now found largely in Gujarat and Rajasthan.

14. Ladakhi

Ladakh (meaning ‘land of the passes’) is a cold desert in the Northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is divided into the mainly Muslim Kargil district and the primarily Buddhist Leh district. The people of Ladakh have a rich folklore, some of which date back to the pre- Buddhist era.

15. Vanuatu

Settlement in the 85 Vanuatu islands dates back to around 500 BC. There is evidence that Melanesian navigators from Papua New Guinea were the first to colonize Vanuatu. Over centuries, other migrations followed. Nowadays, all the inhabited islands have their own languages, customs and traditions.

16. Tibetans

The approximately 5.5 million Tibetans are an ethnic group with bold and uninhibited characteristics. Archaeological and geological discoveries indicate that the Tibetans are descendants of aboriginal and nomadic Qiang tribes. The history of Tibet began around 4,000 years ago.

17. Drokpa

Around 2,500 Drokpas live in three small villages in a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. The only fertile valley of Ladakh. The Drokpas are completely different– physically, culturally, linguistically and socially – from the Tibeto-Burman inhabitants of most of Ladakh.

18. Yali

One of the tribes inhabiting the Baliem Valley region, in the midst of the Jayawijaya mountain range of Papua Indonesia, is the Yali ‘Lords of the Earth’. They live in the virgin forests of the highlands. The Yali are officially recognized as pygmies, with men standing at just 150 cm tall.

Buy the book here.

www.thecollectionroom.com

(Source: beforethey.com)

The dogs #dog #chihuahuas #madewithfaded

The dogs #dog #chihuahuas #madewithfaded

Many thanks to Claude Debussy, Miles Davis and Seba Jun.

Bobby Jackson - “Ya Kum Ba” VS The Black Keys - “Stay all night”

A solo project. Apologies for the lack of low-end oomph.

curtisdoyle:

If you find yourself on this piece of paper then you may know me better as thetravelingwilburyvol2 - or you may not know me at all. But this is me! I am Curtis Doyle and I make music. For now it’s a hobby and a passion. But I am working to make it a living.
To:
padaleckisbuttfish-outofthewaterworldofindiecomedownkoenigdreamymonogamyjayofthewoodsfaded-luckdawblookingforanewplacetobeginiplantobeforgottenwhenimgonezaponbyfabulousjaygatsbycalebinoiam-a-masterhunterjackohooper
I both love and respect you all in many different ways. You may have provided me with new music to indulge, hilarious gifs to lighten my mood, simply given my blog support on a daily basis or, in the case of one of you, filled my life with love and laughter.
This is just a little thanks, and with it a final request. This is a big new adventure for me, and your support would mean more than the world, however you choose - should you choose - to provide it. Whether it’s a re-blog, or a shout-out or a good word to one of your friends. It all means something.
My blog will continue to be run daily and I’ll endeavour to fill your dash with cool stuff. This blog, should you fancy following, will be dedicated to my music. I’ll be posting songs, lyrics, gigs, pictures and more to keep you updated.
Wish me luck! And again, I love you all…
X

Thanks Curtis.  
Hope your journey will ultimately provide you with the enrichment that you seek.  I’m also starting out on a big new adventure, in a direction much like yours.  Who knows, we may end up crossing paths one day though you my be in the U.K and me being in your monarch’s adopted child-country, Australia.
All the best and let’s see what you got ;)

curtisdoyle:

If you find yourself on this piece of paper then you may know me better as thetravelingwilburyvol2 - or you may not know me at all. But this is me! I am Curtis Doyle and I make music. For now it’s a hobby and a passion. But I am working to make it a living.

To:

padaleckisbutt
fish-outofthewater
worldofindie
comedownkoenig
dreamymonogamy
jayofthewoods
faded-luck
dawb
lookingforanewplacetobegin
iplantobeforgottenwhenimgone
zaponby
fabulousjaygatsby
calebino
iam-a-masterhunter
jackohooper

I both love and respect you all in many different ways. You may have provided me with new music to indulge, hilarious gifs to lighten my mood, simply given my blog support on a daily basis or, in the case of one of you, filled my life with love and laughter.

This is just a little thanks, and with it a final request. This is a big new adventure for me, and your support would mean more than the world, however you choose - should you choose - to provide it. Whether it’s a re-blog, or a shout-out or a good word to one of your friends. It all means something.

My blog will continue to be run daily and I’ll endeavour to fill your dash with cool stuff. This blog, should you fancy following, will be dedicated to my music. I’ll be posting songs, lyrics, gigs, pictures and more to keep you updated.

Wish me luck! And again, I love you all…

X

Thanks Curtis.  

Hope your journey will ultimately provide you with the enrichment that you seek.  I’m also starting out on a big new adventure, in a direction much like yours.  Who knows, we may end up crossing paths one day though you my be in the U.K and me being in your monarch’s adopted child-country, Australia.

All the best and let’s see what you got ;)