Polaroids / Instant Light: Tarkovsky Polaroids+
Clothing Shop Advertisment, Times Square, New York, 1950, Eve Arnold
The Nostalgia of the Poet, 1914
Giorgio De Chirico
Photographer Cliff Brigge mixes ice, water and colour to create these gorgeous abstracts
The Swamp (La Palude) - Gustav Klimt (1900)
Artists (writers, painters, photographers, etc) should be paid for their work. The act of creation is not what is called ‘random’. It takes careful thinking, even if in the moment, that careful thinking may not be easily ascertained. This ‘sharing economy’ stuff is so dangerous.
If I’m going to degrade myself publicly, it sure has to be for a far more worthy reason than lining the chunky pocketbooks of some bureaucrat from United Way. What shit.
My Facebook feed has been cluttered with people dumping ice water over their heads for ‘charity’ - or whatever. I really don’t get this stunt, and it’s high time someone vigorously denounced these foundations allegedly in it to ‘find the cure’ or ‘support our warriors’. Far more often, what money does get raised goes into the deep, dark hole of ‘administrative work’ and precious little goes into the actual work ostensibly that people are busy throwing chilly water over their noggins for.