Most of my friends are in their mid 20s. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from them, it’s just how idealistic they still are and how jaded I’ve become in my mid 30s.
This is probably one of the big reasons why I hang out with them.
There’s a green 1968 VW Beetle for sale for $6500 near the photo lab and whenever I walk by I just want to buy it.
It has been impossible to post from your iPad app for weeks.
LOL at people who still put hit counters on blogs.
randygrskovic replied to your post: Wolfgang Tillmans in the April 2013 issue of Art Review
but it’s still mediation. It may not be a complete fraud but it’s still a white lie.
Everything we see is an interpretation of our mind’s eye. Truth is always relative in this sense. And I think that was a poor (Grade 3) interview question. But I did appreciate the part about the absurdity in the world.
- Wolfgang Tillmans: I use the digital camera's sensor really as film and I never move pixels around. And I think that's important because people nowadays just expect that something has been altered in pictures. I find that a bit disturbing.
- Interviewer: So this is about truth...
- Wolfgang Tillmans: Yes. In my work various ways of transfer, meaning printing, are possible, because this is how an idea becomes form, in a way. But the world as it passes through the lens and is projected onto film or sensor - I find that shouldn't be tampered with. Because the world already allows for so much absurdity, so many wild conjunctions of events and objects, it would be crazy to think that's not enough. By not doing retouching additions to my work, I insist that what you see somehow was in front of the lens. I want people to trust this as a basic given. That makes it somehow more powerful than all the pixels I can move around.
- The Guardian: Any advice for a 21-year-old who hates their job and has the possibility of traveling the world? And has a boyfriend that they like. (This is for a friend.)
- Rob Delaney: Go do it. Fuck him. Is he a guy in his 20s? Then he's the least significant type of person on the planet. A male in their 20s? Run in the opposite direction. Nothing he says matters; his fears, his hopes his dreams are garbage. Men in their 20s are the worst thing happening on our planet. Go, go to Uzbekistan, go to South Korea, just go anywhere he isn't because men in their 20s are bad for young women.
- The Guardian: So what do women in their 20s do?
- Rob Delaney: Masturbate. Date other women for a while. Use men sexually for a while but don't ever invite their opinion or be bound to them in any way.
This is awesome.
I don’t see the VAG doing this anytime soon because, well, this is Vancouver. Though with that acronym, I see a huge opportunity.
- William Eggleston: You know, I had a meeting with him [Henri Cartier-Bresson], one in particular, it was at this party in Lyon. Big event, you know. I was seated with him and a couple of women. You’ll never guess what he said to me.
- Drew Barrymore: What?
- William Eggleston: “William, color is bullshit.” End of conversation. Not another word. And I didn’t say anything back. What can one say? I mean, I felt like saying I’ve wasted a lot of time. As this happened, I’ll tell you, I noticed across the room this really beautiful young lady, who turned out to be crazy. So I just got up, left the table, introduced myself, and I spent the rest of the evening talking to her, and she never told me color was bullshit.