I always had hopes of being a big star. But as you get older, you aim a little lower. Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you’ve made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you’ve left a mark. You don’t have to bend the whole world. I think it’s better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot an arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.

– Dorian Corey, Paris is Burning (via eatcakey)


Odalisque, 1943, by Horst P. Horst. I wonder why he composed his image vertically like this, considering those divots in the background near the top of the frame and the dripping paint on the edge of the platform near the bottom.