The Libertine

A public blog that features a compilation of exceptional artists' works; serendipitously discovered by a secret admirer. The ongoing overtones of the production frequently include evocative imagery, passionate emotions, pure beauty and raw exprience (to name a few themes). Our content is composed of artistic expressions, fashion editorials, promising talents, diverse bodies, freedom for all, love forever and the eternal search for truth in the visceral …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… (SUBMISSIONS TO satietypaper@gmail.com)

Month: July, 2010

Ashley Smith Nude In DEdiCate June 2010

‘Dark Habits’
Model: Ashley Smith
Photographer:
Greg Gex
Stylist: Yoko Myake
Client:
DEdiCate Magazine June 2010

Know Compassion

Before you know what kindness really is
you must lose things,
feel the future dissolve in a moment
like salt in a weakened broth.
What you held in your hand,
what you counted and carefully saved,
all this must go so you know
how desolate the landscape can be
between the regions of kindness.
How you ride and ride
thinking the bus will never stop,
the passengers eating maize and chicken
will stare out the window forever.
Before you learn the tender gravity of kindness,
you must travel where the Indian in a white poncho
lies dead by the side of the road.
You must see how this could be you,
how he too was someone
who journeyed through the night with plans
and the simple breath that kept him alive.
Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,
you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.
You must wake up with sorrow.
You must speak to it till your voice
catches the thread of all sorrows
and you see the size of the cloth.
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to mail letters and
purchase bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
it is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you every where
like a shadow or a friend.
Naomi Shihab Nye

The Transsiberian Express

As the great Golden Eagle winds its way around the infinite ribbon of steel between Moscow and Vladivostok, a syrupy jazz ballad floats across billows of smoke and laughter. Passengers draped over silken and velvet covered benches sip aperitifs while sharing detailed accountings of  nights at Le’ Ange Rouge and long languorous summers in Martinique. As the sun begins to sink below the Urals, the dining car fills with the evening hustle and bustle of guests in decadent attire, gazing through crystalline windows, out upon the vast sanguine expanse…preparing to engage in a bit of vagabond romance, or a harmless round of poker…
 
Magazine: Vogue, December 2008, Germany
Models: Marina Jamieson, Solange Wilvert, Kate Bock
Photography: Phil Poynter

Sli-mania!!!

Magazine: Vogue, August 2010 (8-2010), Japan
Model: Anna Maria Jagodzinska
Photographer: Hedi Slimane
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