Photographs on the Brain

Photographs on the Brain

Edited by Bryan Formhals

I’m a fan, personally, of art that sucks at marketing itself, that doesn’t have a cute backstory or a built-in ‘platform,’ that is not cuddly or ‘adorkable’ and doesn’t immediately lend itself to a hierarchy of ‘rewards’ for ‘backers,’ that is antisocial and prickly and deeply strange. So the trend towards crowdsourced funding for exactly the opposite kind of art leaves me cold. But if someone like Justin, whose blog posts defy description, wants to give people access to his work in exchange for money and he’s found a way to do so, then I’m sorry if $2 is too expensive for you but to me it seems like a really, really, really small price to pay for A GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKING LITTLE SCRAP OF HOPE FOR WEIRD NEW WORK IN THIS SHITSHOW OF A MARKETPLACE.

Things I Ate That I Love: Shitloads of Money 

Ok, 1) this is a nice quote but also 2) I think some of you people on the internet who consider blogging enthusiastically about a $2/mo creative project an act worthy of a “go fuck yourself” really do need to put the internet down for a bit and go take a walk.

(via langer)

(via langer)

Notes

  1. punkrockmomjeans reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    suggest, however,...all Tumblrs featuring primarily photos
  2. piczad reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    I’ve been thinking lately...marketable or invent
  3. tootwo reblogged this from somethingchanged and added:
    posting something on Tumblr always like playing Russian roulette?!There...flame well...
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  5. tranceend reblogged this from photographsonthebrain
  6. mishkabeesh reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    Everything in this essay may be viable, but a little hard to swallow after the author wrote about her earnings and...
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  9. hardcorefornerds reblogged this from philolzophy and added:
    The one thing that falls into this category for me, at the moment, is my subscription to The New Inquiry magazine: I...
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  12. philolzophy reblogged this from emilygould and added:
    A brief series of scattered thoughts in response to this: 1. On paying for internet art. If Emily Gould’s buddy or any...