I think most office-bound workers have a desire, sometimes at least, to get out there and do something, well, a little more creative. If it weren’t for my lack of skills in these departments, I would love to do something similar, in spirit, to these two friends:
Klaus Thymann went with his camera and photographed these talented parkour artists / refugee camp athletes in the unlikeliest of destinations, war torn Gaza. Have a look at the magnificent photos, beautifully merging politics, athleticism and aesthetics, on the New York Times Style Magazine website.
Mateus Alves is a humble physicist turned double bass player and composer, studying at London’s Royal College of Music. His work, the Two Seasons of Brazil’s Northeast, merges conventional and Brazilian rhythms to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts.