Who else is getting tired of the whole snapshot-aesthetic-trying-to-be-Ryan-McGinley type of thing? I mean my god, I’m even tired of McGinley trying to be McGinley.
Tired of the vintage filters. Tired of seeing things edited by VSCO or Instagram or the Color-Shop. Tired of photographers not editing their own colors and wanting the quick fix without learning their craft. Tired of people photographing their friends drunk or running naked in a field to say, “SEE, LOOK AT HOW CAREFREE AND BOHEMIAN WE ARE.”
Do you know what I mean? Or do I sound like an asshole? I’m not saying I am above this, because I’ve surely fallen in the trap too. But really, it’s all getting very old, very fast. Everyone’s work is starting to look the same. Stop trying to copy the trend, because once you figure it out, it’ll most likely have already passed. Turn off the computer for a bit, and discover your own aesthetic.
(I also really wish tumblr was a better platform for conversation, because this is something I’ve been thinking about and noticing A LOT lately, and would love to talk about it with people.)
Okay, when you’re tired of being told NO, just remember that Harry Potter was rejected 12 times before being published.
Sally Mann gave a lecture at DePaul University in Chicago last night, and I am trying desperately to find a recording online. Emailed the university, but I’m pretty sure it will go ignored. Anyone out there know how to get a hold of this!!!?? DYING to hear what she had to say.