One tree, one year, one photographer…
Using his iPhone 4S, Mark Hirsch photographed a tree in Platteville, Wisconsin, every day from 24 March 2012 until 23 March 2013, capturing a year-long snapshot of life in and around the ancient oak:
Photographs: Mark Hirsch/PSG
"That’s the nature of any creative activity — you’re mostly going to be rejected."
Allie Brosh and Hyperbole and a Half are back after a year and a half of internet silence. That’s incredibly good news for people who like awesome things.
I point this out for two reasons:
- It contains one of the best evolutionary biology illustrations of all time (above), about how we are at the end of a long line of things that successfully avoided getting chewed to death.
- It is one of the greatest explorations and personal stories of depression and mental health that I have ever seen, and should really be read by every single damn person on Earth.
Man, John McPhee, the timing of your new NYer article could not be better.
This is taped to the office door of my school’s band director. Creative and rather accurate, music majors will confirm.
Something similar would be true for writing, too.