Anaïs - my beautiful muse

Some recent pics of ma belle Anaïs', my daughter and muse 
from her IG.

Oscars... And the winners are...

The 87th Oscars winners 2015:
Best movie
Director Alejandro González Iñárritu 
Original screenplay
Cinematography Emmanuel Lubezki

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best musicscore Alexandre Desplat
Makeup and hairstyling
Best production design
Just struck me that though not winning personally himself Edward Norton is acting in both movies. 
Best leading actress
Julianne Moore.

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette
in Boyhood. 



Best leading actor Eddie Redmayne
in the Theory of everything
J.K. Simmons best supporting male actor in Whiplash
The list:

Best supporting actor


WINNER: JK Simmons for Whiplash
Robert Duvall for The Judge
Ethan Hawke for Boyhood
Edward Norton for Birdman
Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher


Achievement in costume design


WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel –Milena Canonero
Inherent Vice – Mark Bridges
Into the Woods – Colleen Atwood
Maleficent – Anna B Sheppard
Mr Turner – Jacqueline Durran


Achievement in makeup and hairstyling


WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier
Foxcatcher – Bill Corso, Dennis Liddiard
Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White


Best foreign-language film


WINNER: Ida – Paweł Pawlikowski
Tangerines – Zaza Urushadze
Leviathan – Andrey Zvyagintsev
Wild Tales – Damián Szifrón
Timbuktu – Abderrahmane Sissako


Best live-action short film


WINNER: The Phone Call – Mat Kirkby, James Lucas
Aya – Oded Binnun, Mihal Brezis
Boogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Butter Lamp – Wei Hu, Julien Féret
Parvaneh – Talkhon Hamzavi, Stefan Eichenberger


Best documentary short subject


WINNER: Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Dana Perry
Joanna – Aneta Kopacz
Our Curse – Tomasz Sliwinski, Maciej Slesicki
The Reaper – Gabriel Serra
White Earth – Christian Jensen


Achievement in sound mixing


WINNER: Whiplash – Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins, Thomas Curley
American Sniper – John T Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Walt Martin
Birdman – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Thomas Varga
Interstellar – Gary Rizzo, Gregg Landaker, Mark Weingarten
Unbroken – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, David Lee


Achievement in sound editing


WINNER: American Sniper – Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
Birdman – Aaron Glascock, Martín Hernández
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Brent Burge, Jason Canovas
Interstellar – Richard King
Unbroken – Becky Sullivan, Andrew DeCristofaro


Best supporting actress


WINNER: Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Laura Dern for Wild
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game
Emma Stone for Birdman
Meryl Streep for Into the Woods


Achievement in visual effects


WINNER: Interstellar – Paul J Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, Scott R Fisher
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill, Daniel Sudick 
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Erik Winquist
Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner, Paul Corbould
X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer


Best animated short film


WINNER: Feast – Patrick Osborne, Kristina Reed
The Bigger Picture – Daisy Jacobs, Chris Hees
The Dam Keeper – Robert Kondo, Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi
Me and My Moulton – Torill Kove
A Single Life – Joris Oprins


Best animated feature film


WINNER: Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya


Best production design


WINNER: The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
The Imitation Game: Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana Macdonald
Interstellar: Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
Into the Woods: Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock
Mr Turner: Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts


Achievement in cinematography


WINNER: Birdman: Emmanuel Lubezki
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Robert D Yeoman
Ida: Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
Mr Turner: Dick Pope
Unbroken: Roger Deakins


Achievement in film editing


WINNER: Whiplash – Tom Cross
Boyhood – Sandra Adair
The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
American Sniper – Joel Cox, Gary Roach


Best documentary feature


WINNER: Citizenfour – Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy, Dirk Wilutzky
Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Last Days in Vietnam – Rory Kennedy, Keven McAlester
The Salt of the Earth – Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, David Rosier
Virunga – Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara


Best original song


WINNER: Glory from Selma – Lonnie Lynn (Common), John Stephens (John Legend)
The Lego Movie – Shawn Patterson (Everything Is Awesome)
Beyond the Lights – Diane Warren (Grateful)
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me – Glen Campbell, Julian Raymond (I’m Not Gonna Miss You)
Begin Again – Gregg Alexander, Danielle Brisebois (Lost Stars)


Best original score


WINNER: Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game 
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Jóhann Jóhannsson– The Theory of Everything 
Gary Yershon – Mr Turner


Original screenplay


WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
E Max Frye, Dan Futterman – Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson, Hugo Guinness – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler


Adapted screenplay


WINNER: Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Paul Thomas Anderson – Inherent Vice
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash


Best director


WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu for Birdman
Richard Linklater for Boyhood
Bennett Miller for Foxcatcher
Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Morten Tyldum for The Imitation Game


Best actor


WINNER: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell for Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game
Bradley Cooper for American Sniper
Michael Keaton for Birdman


Best actress


WINNER: Julianne Moore for Still Alice
Marion Cotillard for Two Days, One Night
Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything
Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon for Wild


Best picture


WINNER: Birdman
American Sniper
The Imitation Game
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Theory of Everything


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Stillness and seagulls

Squirrel shoot

Photographer Vadim Trunov. 
Squirrel play and fight. 

American Sniper



Sorry -
The fake baby 
and the fake baby bump 
of Chris Kyle's wife 
(acted by Sienna Miller)
is killing 
much of American Sniper for me. 
The one eyed view on muslims seen through a telescopic sight. 
The patriotism in
a man who claimed to honour:
 God, country and family. 
In that order...
Still I believe the movie is America
If I like it - no.
Nicely filmed. 
Okay acted. 
Oscar warning?
Will Mr Cooper be third time lucky?
Well, we'll all
be enlightened February 22nd. 
If you haven't watched the movie


DALLAS (Reuters) - The real-life story behind Hollywood's "American Sniper," rolled out this holiday season, has been a dark tale of lawsuits and a pending murder trial for the man accused of gunning down the movie's hero.

Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh is to stand trial in February on charges of murdering Chris Kyle, the former Navy SEAL whose best-selling autobiography "American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History" was the basis for the film from director Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper.

Prosecutors recently said they are not seeking the death penalty against Routh, who could face life in prison if convicted, said Warren St. John, one of Routh's court-appointed attorneys.

"Our guy is not evil," said St. John, adding that the defense will argue that Routh is insane.

Kyle apparently saw Routh as a troubled veteran in need of help.

After leaving the Navy in 2009, Kyle, a Texas native, settled in suburban Dallas and became president of Craft International, a tactical training company that was also dedicated to helping wounded veterans.

Kyle was credited with 150 confirmed kills in Iraq and Afghanistan, a record that earned him regard as the most deadly sniper in Navy history.

Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, took Routh to a shooting range on Dec. 2, 2013. Routh is accused of shooting Kyle and Littlefield to death and stealing Kyle's truck.

Routh was apprehended that day, charged with capital murder and remains in the Erath County Jail on $3 million bond. His family says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and had been hospitalized at a mental institution.

Kyle's estate has also had its troubles, with a jury in St. Paul earlier this year awarding former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in damages for a passage in Kyle's book about a supposed bar fight between the two that jurors found libelous...

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Jamie Dornan

With Gisele Bundchen for Aquascutum.

Kate Moss and Eva Mendes
for Calvin Klein. 

Jamie Dornan.
(May 1, 1982)
Watch him on TV in "The Fall"
or on screen in "Fifty shades..."
For Anaïs, who else?!

Chinese New Year 2015

2015 the year of the goat
- Chinese New Year -
until February 7, 2016. 

The isle of the dead/Die Toteninsel

The isle of the dead.

Swiss painter Arnold Böcklin
(October 16, 1827 - January 16, 1901)

Mohamed Elmoslemany

Egyptian painter 

Mohamed Elmoslemany.

Quotes by Joseph Campbell

(Digital art by D Walton)

Joseph John Campbell 
(March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) 
was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: "Follow your bliss."
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To succeed

3 D vaccine

Injectable 3D vaccine 
may be the cure to cancer.

A team of researchers 
from Harvard University 
have developed 
an injectable three-dimensional vaccine 
that works by triggering an immune response.

It could provide a more effective way 
to harness the immune system 
to fight cancer and infectious diseases 
like HIV and ebola

“We can create 3D structures 
using minimally–invasive delivery 
to enrich and activate 
a host’s immune cells 
to target and attack harmful cells in vivo,”
 states the study’s senior author 
David Mooney.

So far though, the researchers have only tested the 3D vaccine in mice.

A breast cancer cell 
viewed through an electron microscope.

Domingo Zapata

Domingo Zapata.
December 22, 1974.

Wandering heart?



Valentine 2015


Received this caring gift 
an arrow ring!!!
from a Canadian friend. 
It's handmade/crafted 
at the spot in Whitehorse.

Friday the 13th

Ava Gardner smoking hot

Ava Gardner
Helmut Newton, 1984.

I love you

Anaïs & André!


Hero & Anaïs

Beautiful Hero
beautiful daughter
muse Anaïs 
x 2!!

Full moon on its way

Full moon in Leo
tomorrow, Wednesday. 
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