Anonymous asked: that other anon is just saying it like it is. you have the money to go to art school and buy nice cameras, but that doesn't make you an artist with a vision. no one would look at your work if you didn't have a popular internet presence. you don't have the ability to look at yourself and your work objectively because you've been coddled by parents and followers.
i dont know why i let peoples opinions who have no background or context in anything i want to do affect me ever lol
i think im just going to quote something from the photograph as contemporary art by charlotte cotton for you because its really easy to digest and understand and is a nice intro into the movement i am interested in. the chapter is called “something and nothing”.
“the photographs in this chapter show how non-human things, often quite ordinary, everyday objects, can be made extraordinary by being photographed. because we may ordinarily pass these objects by, or keep them at the periphery of our vision, we may not automatically give them credence as visual subjects within art’s lexicon. these photographs retain the thing-ness of what they describe, but their subjects are altered conceptually because of the way they have been represented.”
“in truth, there is no such thing as an unphotographed or unphotographable subject. it is for us to determine a subject’s significance, knowing that it must have one, for the artist has photographed it and thereby designated it as significant.”
so even though my “vision”, my intent, isnt extremely obvious and what you’re used to. even though i am not taking photos of teen girls for rookie. even though my work isnt about race, gender, or narrative. THEY ARE STILL VALID! you have to spend time with my images! get to know them! theyre easy to look at and very pleasing but they are each hand picked and hand crafted and loaded with hours and hours of my time and really important to me! i am definitely developing a “vision” and i am definitely curating my work and training my eye and i am TWENTY YEARS OLD I AM JUST STARTING and all of the work on my website was made with my 250 dollar contax g1 and dollar store film!!! i go to art school primarily on huge scholarships!!! my parents only pay about 8 thousand out of the 40 thousand dollar tuition a year even though that is NONE of your business!!! my mom thinks being a photographer means working for vogue!!! my parents have no understanding of the art world! they are not coddling me about my work! my mom still thinks im fifteen and shooting a fucking series about peter pan!
i know this all really boils down to a critique on my internet presence because both of you have brought it up and i dont know why that discredits my work thats all im really saying. im so happy art school has forced me to be able to be as objective as possible about work i have a ton of context for because it seems really hard for other people wow!!!!
i dont know why these two images were so upsetting probably because i spent all night working on my website and then the first thing i woke up to was this! its very dismissive and i shouldnt have even responded because they are anonymous but oh well here we are!
Anonymous asked: I think u are cool and probably a nice person but your photos need work. It's very annoying to me that someone who is so non-concept driven that is basically taking snapshots of their life, at their convenience, is and will receive so much recognition for their work based purely on their / your internet presence and personality. I guess what I'm saying is that when I see pix of your past/current bfs in intimate moments along with party pix on ur website, its hard to takeyou seriously as a photog
1. Lol nan goldin, Wolfgang tillmans, Juergen teller, William eggleston, Ryan McGinley etc etc etc. Snapshot aesthetic is a very real and valid movement that I am participating in.
2. The photos that I care about (new work) literally receive zero recognition. Sure, my shitty commercial fashion shoots I do for Solestruck show up on their website? I don’t care about those images. Seriously. I’m not “taking photos at my convenience” I’m going to school FOR them and actively thinking about what and why I’m taking photos literally ALL OF THE TIME. It is a constant thought in my head!!! How rude!
3. So because you have context of two of the subject in TWO photographs out of 20 you can’t take them seriously? Sounds like you have a hard time being objective about anything in your life bud.
4. I’m really not even being defensive this just was extremely unhelpful? My photos “need work”? What the fuck does that even mean?
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i am in some serious gay baby infant luv with my very own bf isn’t that convenient
Should I buy either of these?
really tho ????
griff brought over coffee and lavender donuts this morning and that was cool