Once upon a time,
"Unlike many prudes born in turtlenecks with judgements already formed, Marisa Papen was born naked and free.
As you all probably know, I love cruising around naked.
And everywhere I go, I try to do so.
Sometimes I have to be a little more careful depending on the country I’m at, but here in Jamaica I felt everything was possible. So I took the bull by the horns and threw of those f*cking clothes!
The beach was never really far out of sight so even when wandering through the streets I kept my chest wild and free. Although it’s not common over here, they thought it was cool.
“Respect man” they would say, or yell, or scream.
When I went for a last swim before I had to catch my plane back, an old lady pulled me over, who was all dressed-up to go to Sunday’s church - She stated really quietly with a big bright smile… “Are you really walking on the street half naked and pulling it off?” I said: “Yes I actually am, you should try it as well” She laughed (hard) She said “I could never, but it’s a beautiful thing to see” We chatted for a little bit.
I’m letting the pictures fill out the rest of the story!
If we dare to dream the impossible dream,
If we dare to make a commitment,
To ourselves, or to anybody else.
We’ll push ourselves to explore the unknown or even to enter another World.
Impossible obstacles will be swept away by allowing new thoughts.
We’ll get lifted up and magic will unfold.
We’ll flow from rewind to renewal,
Reinvented through self-confidence and courage.
A transformation on a level of existence…
An energy that will stop flowing in recognizable patterns.
A state of being that is constantly moving.
But only in an upwards direction.
A place where time and space are irrelevant.
Photography by Elena Kulikova
Over 11,000 years ago there existed an Island in the middle of the Atlantic ocean populated by a noble and powerful race. The people of this land possessed great wealth thanks to the natural resources found throughout their island.
It was a center for trade and commerce between Europa and Africa.
This was the Island of Atlantis...
The legend of Atlantis is a story about a moral, spiritual people who lived in a highly advanced, utopian civilization. But they became greedy, petty, and "morally bankrupt," and the gods "became angry because the people had lost their way and turned to immoral pursuits," Orser says. As punishment, he says, the gods sent "one terrible night of fire and earthquakes" that caused Atlantis to sink into the sea.
Read more about the story of Atlantis here :)
Photography by Jörg Billwitz
Turning my blossom like a flower,
tracking the motion of the sun.
Across the sky, from East to West.
Counting down during the Night, waiting for the next Light.
I feed my roots to grow.
And at dawn, I turn around towards the east again,
where the sun rises.
Every day I change a little bit.
And the higher I get from the ground, the closer I get to something else.