Since we are so interested in talking about Instagram in our SPE panel I thought this was pretty interesting. Om Malik considers Instagram to be “all soul and emotion.” That seems like a bit much for an app that puts pretty filters over images but I guess for some this is the truth. I don’t use Instagram so I can’t speak much about it but I think this is an interesting perspective when it comes to photography and how the social media aspect is changing its uses. Now simply documenting a recently cleaned room with a filter reminiscent of a tilt shift opens up a door to “understand how they see the world.”
Is this a stretch?
Read the article and decide for yourself.
Ever since we went to the Platform Gallery last quarter and saw some of Jesse Burke’s work I have been obsessed. He is interested in the vulnerability of masculinity and his photos are absolutely stunning.
Check out more of his stuff, you won’t regret it.
Bikini Baristas are online. If you’re too nervous to talk to the girls, don’t worry, you can just watch them instead – from the safety of your home!
I also saw Margaret LeJeune at SPE and felt very connected to her work. We are both documenting women who we both had prior opinions about but are trying to go in with an open mind to better understand who they are. Check out The Modern Day Diana project in which she photographs women hunters.
This project hopes that by sharing the faces of queer individuals it will be harder to discriminate against them. I think it is a nice gesture and a nice idea but I don’t have much faith in it. What do you think? Do you think a project like this can help?
This guy was at SPE and I was riveted by his work. Check it.
It’s amazing sometimes how much a single photo can create so much outrage. Recently “Mom 2 Mom” (a breastfeeding support group) put out a picture that involved two women in military uniform feeding their babies. Negative responses immediately began to pour out saying it was a “disgrace.” What do you think?