Art Crush: Aerial Nudes

John Crawford has found his muse in model Carina, from his birds-eye lens in the sky. The Auckland-based photographer has always been interested in aerial capture, and his new series “Aerial Nudes” shows his deep understanding of design, but with a unique twist. Photographed from a helicopter directly above the subject, we see the earth’s big picture juxtaposed against Carina’s small nude body. The series feels like an ode to humans being a very small part of an infinitely larger context.

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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