(of the curious type)
Mostly art + bits and pieces of my own work and notes
(of the curious type)
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darken grandpa photo.jpg
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michelleleewallace:

Found image
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sometimes-now:

Matthew Barney, Cremaster video installation at New Museum, New York, 2013
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"You know that the most important means for you to create is your subconscious. Everything important comes from your subconscious. If you plan everything you’d be kidding your subconscious. So I don’t plan anything."

Haruki Murakami (via bombmagazine)

I’m not sure if I have an opinion about this, but I’m going to think about it.

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paper-journal:

Interview: Elizabeth Bick
As a ‘people’ photographer, there is an inevitable internal conflict that occurs when placing individuals in front of my camera and representing them photographically. But, on the other hand, I am eternally pulled to study several aspects of humanity through the pictures…
….Something similar is now happening through internet sharing, time and space is collapsed. Participation yields to exhibitionism. There is a comfort in being watched. It’s an exciting and frightening time to see where this will all lead us….


….Generally I’ve learned from my own work and studying great artists, that the greatest work comes when artists meet themselves where they are, wherever that may be.
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ev·a·nes·cent
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"What remains of your past if you didn’t allow yourself to feel it when it happened? If you don’t have your experiences in the moment, if you gloss them over with jokes or zoom past them, you end up with curiously dispassionate memories, procedural and de-populated. It’s as if a neutron bomb went off and all you’re left with are hospital corridors where you’re scanning the walls for familiar photographs. Sometimes in the absence of emotion, your only recourse is to surround yourself with objects, assemble the relics about you, as I am doing in flying to Toronto to commune with my little Eskimo Pie children. For the moment, this physical evidence will have to serve as proof that the illness was real, because even now, I only half-believe what I’m telling you."
David Rakoff, from this episode of This American Life
Defying Sickness | This American Life
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whitneymuseum:

“I cross out words so you will see them more; the fact that they are obscured makes you want to read them.” —Jean-Michel Basquiat

Smart boy.  If I cross out a photograph will it make you want to look at it?
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softpyramid:

Lee FriendlanderSan Juan, Puerto Rico1979 gelatin silver print 11 x 14 inch
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"photography is inherently a fiction-making process. Don’t speak to me of the document; I don’t really believe in it, particularly now. A picture’s not the world, but a new thing."
Todd Papageorge (via wordsonphotography)
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Aperture’s graphic design has sure come a long way.  Comparatively: 
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How to take care of a painting.