Blog Feature: Les Femmes Aux Cheveux Courts

Very honored and excited to have our images featured on the French Blog: “Les Femmes aux Cheveux Courts.” by Jean Emmanuel Grivelet, lovely read! Model: Kat Ginsburg - Direction: Yasmin Deliz - Make-up: Damaris Santana - Hair: La Tondeuse - Lighting: Rene Gomez and Photography by yours truly :)


English Translation:


Often, in the periods of renewal, end-of-year celebrations, New Year's Day, this desire to challenge oneself or to take great resolutions seizes us. What a funny idea is it not?

Surprisingly, we will find in this list of things to do, at least once in our lives for some, to shave our heads. Something that seems completely crazy in the eyes of ordinary mortals, so concerned about their image, but yet makes sense in terms of rebirth and remittance of counters ... to zero!

The reasons are all personal and sometimes rooted in the most secret privacy, but in the end it is all the same to pass all this hair, abundant or not, long or already short, through the blades of clippers. A gesture with sacrificial, expiatory or, conversely, liberating allure. In any case anything but harmless because this "amputation", as painless as it may be, is nonetheless a separation of a part of oneself from oneself. It may be that this choice seems frightening at first. So many questions arise ... However, if we observe well, there is around us this form of banality that exists today, to see small shaved heads. A visibility that remotely remembers the lugubrious aspect of memories of war or the throes of illness. It would be a question of liberation and exaltation of this freedom. An obvious break with everyday life, routine, standardization, diktats, consumption and this "before" life. Before having the courage to appear naked, as in itself, like an infant at birth.

For some, it will be a "one shot", as soon as the clippers are rested, we will start waiting for a regrowth, for others a period, indeterminate, where the desire to renew the gesture will be more urgent every month, every week and a new lifestyle associated with this proud and free pace. It can take a long time, years. How to go back? It may be a new year and new resolutions …


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van buildout 1.0

I am moved by friends who take initiative to help you with a project.

I am moved by friends who take initiative to help you with a project.

the inside of our 9 year old van, taking it off the courier service fleet and giving it a last hoorah of road trips.

the inside of our 9 year old van, taking it off the courier service fleet and giving it a last hoorah of road trips.

the idea was to build a bed/sofa with storage underneath, Rudy and Barrett, thank you!

the idea was to build a bed/sofa with storage underneath, Rudy and Barrett, thank you!

We did this build at Long's Motorcycle Shop. 

We did this build at Long's Motorcycle Shop. 

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nice

nice

have a seat caballo

have a seat caballo

get some rest.

get some rest.

love and hate

As a white looking American (Hispanic / European) I was concerned about going to Charlottesville, VA. due to the tensions regarding the violent protesters that had displayed a most heinous crime against anti-protesters. 


As the universe would have it, I drove into Charlottesville via the Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway. 

As the universe would have it, I drove into Charlottesville via the Robert E. Lee Memorial Highway. 

agreed

agreed

On the news I heard the chant "blood and soil" so daunting...

On the news I heard the chant "blood and soil" so daunting...

Heather Heyer Park was the name written on the sign under Rober E. Lee's monument to honor her. 

Heather Heyer Park was the name written on the sign under Rober E. Lee's monument to honor her. 

met some lovely people while in Charlottesville, these guys were kind of enough to give me some time to chat with them, funny thing that all four of us where hesitant about going to Charlottesville because of our skin color...

met some lovely people while in Charlottesville, these guys were kind of enough to give me some time to chat with them, funny thing that all four of us where hesitant about going to Charlottesville because of our skin color...

Road block after the fact...

Road block after the fact...

union is strength...

union is strength...

if we could all learn to be a little more like water.

if we could all learn to be a little more like water.

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Jose and Ben. 2 people who were there sharing healing words with people, so grateful to have met them.

Jose and Ben. 2 people who were there sharing healing words with people, so grateful to have met them.

Fear and hesitation almost had me miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect with people and most importantly to contribute, although it may not be much, I was moved by the people from New Zealand and Australia, and I realized that even though it is just some chalk on the floors, the message moves people to communicate and unite, forever grateful for that...

Fear and hesitation almost had me miss out on an amazing opportunity to connect with people and most importantly to contribute, although it may not be much, I was moved by the people from New Zealand and Australia, and I realized that even though it is just some chalk on the floors, the message moves people to communicate and unite, forever grateful for that...


ilzani

looking back on EL Zonte, literally.

me at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

me at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

elduboue at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

elduboue at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

bhakness at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

bhakness at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

mango at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.

mango at Punta Roca, El Salvador. photo by: Punta Roca Surf Club.