“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.
Isn’t it striking that the most-typical and most-maligned genres of Instagram imagery happen to correspond to the primary genres of Western secular art? All that #foodporn is still-life; all those #selfies, self-portraits. All those vacation vistas are #landscape; art-historically speaking, #beachday pics evoke the hoariest cliché of middle-class leisure iconography… Technology has so democratized image-making that it has put the artistic power once mainly associated with aristocrats—to stylize your image and project yourself to an audience as desirable—into everyone’s hands.
Wonderful post. (via Alan Jacobs)
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I finally took the time to go through all of my photos from the New York trip, I think around 230 in all and I whittled it down the 217 that sucked the least, in a way. Some of the Empire State photos were incredibly blurry but there’s been pretty much no post done to these images because that’s not how I roll. You can see them all on my flickr, I hope you enjoy. I still haven’t really written about my trip, I’ll possible do that soon.
Ok so April and I have been seeing all these COMPLAINTS about how “unrealistic” and “sexist” comic books are in the way they portray women and their bodies.
WELL we have decided that you are all crazy feminists and there is nothing wrong with how women are drawn in comic books.
So to prove this we have decided to show you that not only are women portrayed realistically in comics, but we do most of these so called “impossible” and “ridiculous” poses on a daily basis just by naturally going about our buisness.
And if THIS doesn’t convince you, just wait ‘til next week! We plan to post a new picture each Wednesday and friday. And if you think that this is some sort of joke or that this is not how we perform tasks on a daily basis, then fuck you! You don’t know our lives.
We DEFY you to find a pose that we don’t do on normal, average day…..come at us bro!
Waldo was found at Survive Norfolk 2011.
My photos from the Oct 15, 2011 show. Long Division’s last show with that line up, I got a few really great moments.
I made one of these, because why not?