Topic: Insta-Art Project
Last year, when all this Instagram business started going down en masse, I had a lot of complicated negative emotions about the state of the craft of digital photography, neo-oldfashionedism, and one-click filters with funny names that made a picture look like it was taken with 100 year old camera. The wrong kinds of nostalgia can be toxic. So in protest, I jumped on board and started things off with something that if it didn't get a damn artist statement across, at least it wouldn't take up too much space between a cyanotype of a cat or a desaturated picture of a sandwich.
The pictures and the sharing and whatever are fine, but capital Photography has always been about both the capture AND the processing. I don't feel like that should be relegated to a dozen icons in a drop down. Or that they should replicate old processes so precisely. So I go and make it about nothing but processing, pixelating or destroying the original images at first as a nod to the digital/analog disparity, then building on that. And all on this silly phone in my pocket. Coming up on like a hundred of these little pieces. They're a lot of fun. Here's some of my favorites in rough chronological order from when I started doing these a year ago up to now. Heavily weighted to the last couple months, since I think I got better and these got more interesting.
Last edited by paulou (2012-06-01 05:41:28)