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images. photographs. art.
lyke, why don yoooz guys do some r3al AART thuur. N stahp postin pics on the GRam. BACK in my DAyss. We hAD wut uuuuu callllllll standARDS. BECAUSE there were HRAD CRITIQUES and REAAL ART && fotografs and fiiilm and shit.
Technology has emerged and changed everything that is anything in the world today. We are all using complex lens-based apparatuses to capture photographic images with digital technology in the 21st century. And yet, still the resolution of film trumps the silicon chips of today. The real always comes through in Lacan’s mirror which beget Barthes. As Freud would say, Shakespeare, Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, butt stuff.
So, obviously, this is my first post. I hope to use this space as a way to ask some interesting questions. I think photography is a really exciting and compelling medium. And you, dear reader, I imagine, feel the same. In the following weeks, I plan to post content that will be playful, maybe enraging, and at the least entertaining. I want to remind you about the things that make what we do magic. And I want to challenge everyone to think about photography like it’s still fun. Like this game isn’t over.
Throughout my blogging residency, I’ve got a few projects, some interviews, and ideas that I’d like to write about. But it’d be super cool if you all participated and I wasn’t just throwing keystrokes out into the oblivion. One of the things I’m really interested in is using this space to create a dialogue. For me, the exchange of ideas is really what’s so great about art. So, friend me on Facebook, add me on Instagram, or shoot me an email if you have any ideas or interesting projects that you’d like to share. I’m going to assign homework each week. Will you be graded? No, obviously. But you should do it. I am hoping to have enough responses to post a small archive at the end of my time here at the Baxter Street blog.
Homework One: Choose One
Record a video of yourself saying something positive about Richard Prince.
Take 5 selfies.