"I was about to leave for work the other day, so I stopped in her room to wake her up. And the first thing she said was: ‘Dad, I need a surprise.’
I said: ‘You need a what?’
She said: ‘I need a surprise.’
So I ran to the store and got her a doll, brought it to her, and went to work.”
Most people give the homeless change or leftovers, Mark Bustos is cutting their hair
For the past few months, New York City hairstylist Mark Bustos — who normally spends his days working at an upscale salon — has been volunteering on his days off to offer haircuts to homeless people he sees on the street. With a simple phrase, “I want to do something nice for you today,” he has been helping people get a fresh, uplifting makeover.
For people who have been trapped in a cycle of poverty, unemployment and homelessness, the makeover can also serve a useful function: looking presentable for a job.
Brian Dettmer: featured in Hi-Fructose vol.7
"New Books of Knowledge" / altered set of encyclopedias
by American contemporary artist, Brian Dettmer, noted for his alteration of preexisting media, such as old books, to create new, transformed works of visual fine art
Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Dettmer carves one page at a time