My Inspiration for July 2022

31 Jul

This July I was into the Rust Belt, mostly through reading Anne Trubek’s collection of essay by different authors called “Voices from the Rust Belt” and Springsteen’s songs, floral print facades, horror films such as “It” (2017), “Creep” (2014) and “It Follows” (2014) and novels such as Stephen King’s Pet Sematary which I found particularly fascinating, the idea behind it especially, Charles Burchfield’s watercolour of strange, creepy buildings, Emil Nolde’s paintings of vibrant flowers, Edward Hopper’s paintings of lonely streets, acoustic version of the song “Joey” by Concrete Blonde which is very emotional, passionate and raw. I read two fascinating books that give a great analysis and commentary on the situation in the modern western world regarding GenZ especially; “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious by Jean M. Twenge and “I find that offensive” by Claire Fox.

“I am solitary as grass.
What is it I miss?
Shall I ever find it, whatever it is?”
(Sylvia Plath)

“It’s funny. I used to daydream about being old enough to go out on dates, driving around with my friends in their cars. I had this image of myself, holding hands with a really cute guy, listening to the radio, driving along some pretty road, up north maybe, and the trees start to change colors. It was never about going anywhere really. Just having some sort of freedom I guess. Now that we’re old enough, where the hell do we go?”
-It Follows (2014)

Romeo and Juliet mural, Shoreditch

This mural marks the site of original Shakespearean theatre and where Romeo and Juliet was first performed. It is unlike the typical street art found in Shoreditch, plenty of examples of which can be found on London Edge.

Thomasin McKenzie on set of ‘Last Night in Soho’. Photo by Greg Williams.

Little Castle by Martin
Via Flickr:
Loenen (NL)

Sarah Loven Photography

ig @labohemejulia.

Flower Valley in Himalaya by Samiran Sarkar, found here.

Instagram by elise.buch

Photo by Tom Leighton.

“Storm and Forest” by Samiran Sarkar.

Runaway Bride, Isabeli Fontana by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Paris April 2012

5 Responses to “My Inspiration for July 2022”

  1. Upside-down Land 1st Aug 2022 at 11:43 am #

    Andy Warhol and ads? I am disappointed.


    • Byron's Muse 1st Aug 2022 at 11:51 am #

      I like Warhol’s flowers because I love flowers in general, but I don’t consider him a great artist. as for ads, I hate it too but I would have to pay to upgrade and then there would be no ads. I don’t earn any money on this blog and I certainly won’t pay for it either. I didn’t chose to get ads so I can earn money, if that’s what you think.


      • Burne-Jones fan 7th Aug 2022 at 11:37 pm #

        No problem with the ads, and that photo of the girl browsing in the record shop made me think of those happy days when indie record shops were havens of mystery where you could discover vinyl rarities and – best of the lot – “American import” LPs!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Byron's Muse 8th Aug 2022 at 6:51 am #

          Yeah, I don’t remember those days but I can imagine them well! It made me think of that film with John Cusack and Jack Black “High Fidelity” from 2000.


          • Burne-Jones fan 9th Aug 2022 at 10:15 pm #

            With your knowledge of the 60s and 70s, I’m sure you can picture it very well! And oh, I love that photo of the bedroom wall with pictures of Jack and Neal AND Jane Morris!

            Liked by 1 person

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