Friday, October 30, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Photo from Swiss tattoo magazine 'Sang Bleu'. Incredible tattoo! Whether on a body or in a notebook, I love the sketch-like image, especially its lively/aggressive line-quality and its candid sincerity - in the way that you can trace the history of its marks.
Photographer Chris Jordan captures the terrifyingly spectacular waste of American mass consumerism. In these portraits of consumption, Jordan sees "evidence of a slow-motion apocalypse in progress". "Desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic...darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity." - C. Jordan (above: CELL PHONES, Orlando 2004) "Collectively we are committing a vast and unsustainable act of taking, but we each are anonymous and no one is in charge or accountable for the consequences...my hope is that these photographs can serve as portals to a kind of cultural self-inquiry." - C. Jordan Above: the rare 'solo-shot' of the exhibition. But like the others, this image reveals a history of wear & tear, of interaction & exhaustive use. I'm often fascinated by inflicted formation of shapes & colors -- indication that life happened, in the unplanned way it does. Perhaps this explains my penchant for decrepit objects. (And mangled old rockstars, I guess.) I'm always curious to know the stories, the significance behind each mark, discoloration, or imperfection. Kind of like wanting to know why you have that scar or tattoo. ...Jenga.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Awesome video of the Tiananmen Square parade.