Philip Werner helps men and women learn to love their own bodies.
Philip Werner is a Melbourne based photographer, we-designer, gardener, engineer, peace activist, and sensitive little boy hiding in a man's body.
Born in Germany, he grew up next to fields and forests on the outskirts of Hamburg until his parents got tired of the cold war in the mid '80s and brought the family to Australia for a warmer climate.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sydney, Philip became disillusioned with the workabee world and sought refuge in various community projects and in his artistic pursuit, photography.
Intelligent (can be over analytical), self confident (sometimes arrogant), inquisitive (can be intrusive), well traveled (a little jaded), full of ideas (when not cynical), thoughtful (can be pensive), very good listener (articulate), honest (sometimes too open); likes his humour dry. Post-mainstream, post-freak, post-new-age, post-nerd/geek, post-philosophy, neo-nothing.
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Funny, sweet video about the value of guys and girls being friends.
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The fact that our leaders still meet black anger with riot shields and stun grenades is a clear sign that we don’t yet know how to fully care for each other.
Look out Eminem. This dad can really rip it up!
Hart Reiniger tells the story of his dad, his ultimate hero despite having to rectify feelings for the man he idolized against the one who cruelly rejected him as an adult.
No one knows what the future will hold. But if we live a little less in the moment, and plan more for who we want to be in the years to come, we may facilitate our happiness today.
Sometimes you just have to make that turn into the unfamiliar. It might surprise you what you’ll find.
N.C. Harrison sings the praises of the massive, powerful bad guys who force our fictional heroes to rise to the occasion.
We know sexism hurts women. But we need to be reminded that it hurts men, too.
When men hear “good job”, they’re brought into the light. That can be the most vulnerable place to be.
Dave Lesser breaks down the best- and worst-case scenarios that could result from some of his more questionable parental lessons that he’s been passing down to his children.