"this is the internet, i can say whatever i want" is a super creepy and obvious way to say "when there are no obvious consequences for my actions i lack all empathy"
(Source: womxxn, via summer-2007)
How the hell did I do this.
New interview up on the site!!! This time we got to sit down with one of our all-time favorites, CHRIS BUCK. Generous with both his time and his thoughts, this one is, if we do say so ourselves, Amazing.
CLICK NOW AND RECEIVE THE ENLIGHTENMENT YOU SO RICHLY DESERVE.
ONE OF MY PHOTOGRAPHIC HEROES SAT DOWN WITH ME AND TOLD ME EVERYTHING.
It was really superb, Chris Buck is just the coolest dude ever. Go read the interview, it’s all there, man. It’s all there.
untitled on Flickr.
Would’ve never occurred to me to photograph a stranger, before Flickr. I lacked the level of comfort required to impose myself on someone else in such a way…lacked the courage to take this kind of chance.
As it is, I do it very rarely, these days. I’ve grown too used to the control of a photo shoot, being able to take my time, get things just the way I want. I also am more in touch with Why I shoot, not just to take a good photo, but to get to know someone better, which was always the source of my passion for photography, but not always something I was in touch with.
But this lady! This lady, whose name I regret i did not ask, who sat in front of a closed section of the library with a smile etched onto her face, whose hair was a monument to physics and hairspray, this lady’s sense of style begged…no, DEMANDED to be photographed. Saw this shot in my head, perfectly composed. All that remained was to actually take it.
The ability to photograph strangers, with their permission, with their collaboration, it’s a bit of a performance, and if I’m in the mood, it’s a performance I quite enjoy. I knew the rest of the 20under20 with us on the photo walk through the library would stand in amazement of my powers!
So of course I never showed anyone. Kept it on my camera for the rest of the trip, for you, my people! I have brought my victory to the place that taught me How to succeed in shooting strangers, and do it in such a way that we all come away satisfied.
That’s me, always trying to come up with new and interesting ways to shoot my Polaroid wall.
Rebecca Reading, 8.23.14
Annie Wu, from my last trip to New York, THREE YEARS AGO.
I figure it’s all different now, right? All the tall buildings are gone, it’s all parks and hippies and everything moves really slowly and folks just chill all the time, yeah?
Unrelated: I can seem to find almost No pictures of Ms. Wu online. I find this strange because 1) it’s the Internet! and 2) it’s the Future!
3) She’s a dope lady, excellent artist. She draws Hawkeye! Why are there no pictures…was this even the real Annie Wu I met? Does Annie Wu even exist…yes. Yes she does. Don’t be silly. Comics don’t draw themselves, that’s ridiculous.
I learn little tricks, become very satisfied with myself, then forget them for years.
Going through the archives…why did I never post this anywhere? What were you thinking, Past-Me? Why keep this one to yourself? What secrets reside in this photo that you sought to lock away???
Or maybe it just slipped my mind.
Flickr Celebrates Exceptional Young Photographers with 20under20 -
By Bernardo Hernandez, Vice President, Flickr
Photography has the power to fascinate, inspire, and even change the way we see and understand the world around us. At Flickr, we celebrate this along with our community of users. Today, we’re excited to introduce the first annual Flickr…
I was one of the judges for this! WITH MY HANDS, I WILL BE HELPING SHAPE THE FUTURE OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
In two weeks, gallery in New York! I’LL BE THERE. YOU SHOULD BE THERE, TOO.
I’m currently trying to figure out how to put Judge on my business cards.
Malibu sunset with Lou Noble.
Before we found the beach too inhospitable and staged an orderly, if rapid, retreat.
Look, I just watched Frank (2014, A-), I’m listening to Trout Mask Replica, it’s still in the 80s outside…it’s getting a little weird right now, you dig?
We got run off the beach by a dead chicken with no head and a tide that wouldn’t stop rising.
Tide so high, smelled weird, washing up all kinds of sea biomass. Swear to god Devin and I saw some weird eggplant with feet. All kinds of weird stuff ends up on the beach at high tide.
Ended up in a mad dash back up to the mainland, took pictures until the sun made its daily exit. Watched an old guy pee. It was a weird afternoon, y’all.
Our latest interview is up on this site! This time we sat down and kibitzed with Emily Shur, had lots of good laughs while talking about her stellar work.
CHECK IT OUT NOW OR THE EARTH IS DOOMED.
I talked with Emily Shur about her work, career, and whether or not it’s too late for her to achieve her life-long dream of being an old man. It was rad.