this is what it feels like to be free

http://www.publicprivatesecret.org/articles-essays-interviews/essay-photography-in-the-age-of-communicative-capitalism-by-ben-burbridge ‘I has become the commodity we spend most of our lives producing. In real-time. Around the clock. We fashion a self that we peddle to others in search of the next job, the next contact, the next “like.” I do exist. This is really happening. See?’

instagram and the fantasy of mastery

https://www.thenation.com/article/instagram-and-the-fantasy-of-mastery/ “The idea of creativity, which is always parasitical, gives to a look its huge, plundering reach. There are creative writers, creative designers, creative engineers, and, in that sickly phrase, creative entrepreneurs—but this is of an altogether different order from being an artist, which can require certain creative uses or deployments of a sensibility, butContinue reading “instagram and the fantasy of mastery”

silicon valley and photography

http://cphmag.com/blogging/ “The key for all of this is who is in the driver’s seat. If you’re happy with being a passenger and with having to change vehicles usually the moment you’ve become a bit comfortable, then stick with Silicon Valley’s boom-and-bust cycle. If that’s not what you want, going back to blogging is likely toContinue reading “silicon valley and photography”

richard prince and stuff

http://www.baxterst.org/2016/02/18/prince-and-shit/ I try to make art which celebrates doubt and uncertainty. Which provokes answers but doesn’t give them. Which withholds absolute meaning by incorporating parasite meanings. Which suspends meaning while perpetually dispatching you toward interpretation, urging you beyond dogmatism, beyond doctrine, beyond ideology, beyond authority. –Sherrie Levine ” The problem with challenging the dominant ideology isContinue reading “richard prince and stuff”

so-called instagram masterpiece

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/photography/what-to-see/is-this-the-first-instagram-masterpiece/   ” Towards the end of her time in the city, she tells me, she earned money as a ‘sugar baby’ – an escort. ‘I’d rather not talk about it,’ she says. ‘It’s too dark. It was out of necessity: I wasn’t playing around. But being an escort is how most of my femaleContinue reading “so-called instagram masterpiece”