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Everyone here has the sense that right now is one of those moments when we are influencing the future – Steve Jobs

The vicious visionary never compromised when striving for excellence. I don’t believe he ever thought he was doing something heartless; he was simply going where the universe took him. When you are working toward your goals, you sense that greatness is coming just around the next corner.

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A will finds a way– Orison Swett Marden

When you really want it, you will make it happen. If you have been holding back, maybe you don’t want it. Take the time to ask yourself what your goals are. Do you want to lose 10 pounds? Do you want to write a novel? Do you want to be your own boss? Then make it happen.

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Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls – Joseph Campbell

When you start to follow your dreams, wherever they lead you, you’ll find that things start falling into place for you. Soon a door opens, an opportunity presents itself, and you’re two steps closer to where you want to be even though you only took one step.

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A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself– Joseph Campbell

Your goals are massive. Getting there is a daunting task. The only way to be the person you are, the hero you are, is to put one foot in front of the other. So, get up and get going. You have big things to do and those things are bigger than you can imagine.

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It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped – Tony Robbins

Getting started is the trick. Once you make the first decision, the next decision is a little bit easier. Every choice you make simply makes your destiny clearer to your mind’s eye. You must take each decision with the end in mind.

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No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. – Robin Williams

Those thoughts that are locked inside your head, those conversations you have with friends and family, those are the same ideas and words that can change the world. Put those ideas in motion and when they come to fruition, the world will be better for it.

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Oliviero Toscani: the World in 800 Photos

On the occasion of 80th birthday one of the most well-known photographers on an international level, Oliviero Toscani, the Municipality of Milan celebrates the event at Palazzo Reale, hosting the star exhibition. And I went there for the great inspiration!

По случаю 80-летия одного из самых известных фотографов международного уровня Оливъеро Тоскани муниципалитет Милана отмечает это событие в Палаццо Реале, где проходит звездная выставка. И я поехал туда за большим вдохновением!

The exhibition features 800 photographs by Toscani, including some of his iconic works as well as lesser-known works, thus telling about his career as a man with an ingenious and provocative perspective, who over decades has been influencing the habits of several generations.

На выставке представлены 800 фотографий Тоскани, в том числе некоторые из его знаковых работ, а также менее известные работы, рассказывающие о его карьере человека с гениальным и провокационным взглядом.

At the exhibition, I especially liked two installations that opened and closed the exhibition. They framed the history of the life path of a star of photography. These videos show how Oliviero Toscani photographs, how his workflow goes, where he draws inspiration and how he sees the angle.

На выставке мне особенно понравились две инсталляции, которые открывали и закрывали выставку на входе и выходе. Они как бы обрамляли историю жизненного пути метра фотографии. В этих видео рассказывается как Оливьеро Тоскани фотографирует, как проходит его рабочий процесс, где он черпает вдохновение и как он видит ракурс.

One of my fav is the picture of “Chi mi ama mi segua” for Jesus Jeans. I was also impressed by the deep undertones of his photographs in which he advocates the unity of races, in particular the photograph of the identical-looking hearts of people of different races.

Мне очень нравится его фотография «Chi mi ama mi seguа» – это была реклама джинсов Jesus. Также меня впечатлил глубокий подтекст снимков, в которых маэстро выступает за единство рас, в частности фотография сердец разных людей, которые визуально ничем не отличаются.

I also liked his sarcasm on the topic of modern relationships, where the photo shows a guy and a girl making love, but in fact everyone lives in their own devices. It is such a clear reflection of our reality.

Также мне понравился его сарказм на тему современных отношений, где на фото изображены парень и девушка, которые занимаются любовью, но на самом деле каждый живет в своих девайсах. Это такое четкое отображение нашей реальности.

And since I’m from Ukraine, I was literally knocked out by a photo with a bloody military uniform and a picture of a baby who lies in a military helmet. And the phrase with which the pictures were signed: “If there were no photographs, you would not understand at all that there is a war in the world.” Therefore, the exhibition is a reflection of the realities through the eyes of the artist.

И так как я из Украины, меня буквально отправили в нокаут эти фотографии с окровавленной военной тематикой и снимок малыша, который лежит в военной каске. И фраза, которой были подписаны снимки: «Если бы не было фотографии, вы бы вообще не понимали, что в мире есть война». Поэтому выставка – это отражение реалий глазами художника.

I advise you to buy a book with photographs of the maestro. And if you want to discuss the impressions of the exhibition with a partner in a relaxed atmosphere, you can go to the Giacomo caffè. It is located on the same floor. This is a very elegant cafe at the museum, which few people know about. A cozy atmosphere is guaranteed there.

Я бы советовала на выходе приобрести книгу с фотографиями маэстро. А если вам хочется в спокойной обстановке обсудить с партнером впечатления от выставки, можете зайти в кафе Giacomo caffè. Оно находится на том же этаже. Это очень элегантное кафе при музее, о котором мало кто знает. Там уютная атмосфера вам гарантирована.

You can visit this exhibition until the end of September. Another opportunity to see works by Toscani is the exhibition Oliviero Toscani: 80 anni da situazionista, that’s on at Palazzo Albergati in Bologna. It’s presented with over one hundred shots.

Вы можете посетить эту выставку до конца сентября. Также увидеть работы Тоскани можно на выставке Oliviero Toscani: 80 anni da situazionista в Палаццо Альбергати в Болонье, где художник представлен более чем сотней кадров его авторства.

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What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert H. Schuller

What will you do to be great? Think about the great that’s inside you and bring that to fruition. Do not let yourself sit and wait another day. Today is the first day of forever, and success is waiting for you to find it.

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There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

You are capable of more than you give yourself credit for. Maybe you’re waiting for the right people to come along and help you get things accomplished. Stop waiting. You can do it on your own, you just have to stop playing yourself small.

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The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. – Oprah Winfrey

If you are afraid of falling, you will never get to great heights. Stop making excuses. Stop waiting for that perfect moment, that golden opportunity. Those moments do not come. You make them happen.

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