If you’re the original curator (first post) of an artist’s or designer’s or writer’s hard work on Tumblr, cite that person by name (and link if possible), otherwise you’re just being an asshole. Also, if you’re reblogging, take the time to do a reverse image lookup on Google to find the original artist. Otherwise you’re technically complicit in the assholery. These people deserve credit for their work and sheer laziness on the part of curator is no excuse. Curating is an important part of the social web. Take the time to do it right.
With the internet, we’ve made it easier than ever for the world to discover unknown artists. Online communities, content-sharing, reblogging, and liking have allowed for the broad democratisation, discovery, and accessibility of art. They have allowed innovators to float to the top, to create new art forms, and to broaden our perceptions of art. Yet after all this, mass media and mainstream art journalism choose to focus on the same hundred celebrity artists their very competitors have latched on to. This inexcusable laziness is something we’re seeing across all mainstream news and journalism outlets. The alternative, grassroots channels remain the thousands of curator blogs out there who’ve chosen to focus on the independent artists. This divide is the perpetuation of screaming PR yielding the greatest global publicity and the aspiring, “starving” artists remaining a persistent majority of the global art population.
Bought this beautiful piece off Andy Dixon last night.
Support your local art scene, Vancouver.
Don’t Cry (2012)
Don’t Cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” - Dr. Seuss
Cambie Street Bridge, Vancouver. 30 Minutes. Lasted 2 weeks.
Lasted 2 weeks. Fuck this city sometimes. Seriously.
Save On Meats.
An old shot from when I first got the Mamiya almost a year ago. I’ve been more impressed with my shots from the Mamiya than I am with the ones from the Hasselblad so far.