the timid european ground squirrel, stopping to smell the daisies, photographed in vienna by julian rad, who explains, “you have to be at eye level with the squirrels. that means you have to lay on your stomach for quite a few hours in order to get them in front of your lens. you have to make yourself invisible. it is important that they have no indication you are there.” (see also: more precious lil woodland buddies)
"If you want to be a revolutionary, you have to be prepared to make enemies."
From singing about teenage pregnancy, the Sex Book to on-stage gun violence, Madonna for more than 3 decades has remained a polarising cultural icon who continues to push and push and push the boundaries of right and wrong. Whatever the controversy, no matter the reaction, what remains the constant is the fact that Madonna has never shied away from expressing herself. She is a true freedom fighter.