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Aw, c’mon | Jo-Anne Balcaen

Sad But True

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Aw, c’mon | Jo-Anne Balcaen

Sad But True

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greatleapsideways:

What is so refreshing about Miksys’s photographs is the extent to which they refuse fetish and melodrama, and instead render the nightly revels of his subjects in an urbane and affectionate clarity. Paging through his book, I think as frequently of Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused as I do this portrait of three young boys in London Fields, by Chris Dorley-Brown. Youth is already complex, and in some senses universally so; young adulthood all the more so, as the mismatch between vigour and sagacity, or between desire and competence is continually placed under acute stress. In the end, these photographs are characterised by the energy and error of youth – whatever the ironies of the sites in which they were made, it is the awkwardness, the tremulous insecurity and paper thin confidence that give them their charm.”

I focus on one place at a time. This has been very important to me and I need a strong connection to the place I’m photographing. Before I left for Lithuania I was America-obsessed – never had any interest in leaving. That’s when I did my BINGO project in the 1990s.  But then Lithuania hit me and I couldn’t really let go. Mostly, it’s a personal decision. I’d say it’s more important to figure out what you care about and then stay dedicated to your subject all the way to the end until you think you’re finished. 

— from Dancing in the Shadows of History: a conversation on Andrew Miksys’s DISKO, just uploaded at thegreatleapsideways.com

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Not video stills

© Thorir Vidar

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davidsimonton:

Abandoned School, Chinquapin, Duplin County, North Carolina, October 2004

Photos by David Simonton

Ever since I stumbled across his profile on G+ a few years ago, David Simonton has been slowly becoming one of my very favorite photographers.

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lazy-painting:

Derelict Quarry. Nightscape.

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© Thorir Vidar

© Thorir Vidar

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photo by David Simonton

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photo by David Simonton

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davidsimonton:

Abandoned Morris Minor, Glencar, County Sligo, Ireland, 1980, Photo by Martin Parr

davidsimonton:

Abandoned Morris Minor, Glencar, County Sligo, Ireland, 1980, Photo by Martin Parr

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The Internet threatens final confirmation of Adorno and Horkheimer’s dictum that the culture industry allows the “freedom to choose what is always the same.” Champions of online life promised a utopia of infinite availability: a “long tail” of perpetually in-stock products would revive interest in non-mainstream culture. One need not have read Astra Taylor and other critics to sense that this utopia has been slow in arriving. Culture appears more monolithic than ever, with a few gigantic corporations—Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon—presiding over unprecedented monopolies. Internet discourse has become tighter, more coercive. Search engines guide you away from peculiar words. (“Did you mean … ?”) Headlines have an authoritarian bark (“This Map of Planes in the Air Right Now Will Blow Your Mind”). “Most Read” lists at the top of Web sites imply that you should read the same stories everyone else is reading. Technology conspires with populism to create an ideologically vacant dictatorship of likes.
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nhmcelroy:

2014

nhmcelroy:

2014

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