Sony RX100 II
Combined a few of the flickering lights shots from different shows with theseanholland's lovely image.
is not a compliment
I had a conversation with LydiaSaskia a few weeks ago regarding this idea, and I've been wanting to do a portrait around this theme for RE: Feminism ever since. The problem was that I could not get a portrait that I felt fit this idea - this notion that people feel they have a right to say things such as "You would be so pretty if..."
I feel like this should be common sense - this is not a compliment. But then again, people tend to be morons. I've probably taken close to 100 photos trying to get this idea across, but I haven't been happy with any of them yet.
So this morning, I just said fuck it and decided to make it a more personal record. There are 3 things people tend to say to me regarding this idea:
1. "You'd be so pretty with straight hair. Why don't you straighten it more often?"
2. "You'd be so pretty without glasses. Have you ever thought about contacts?"
3. "Your tattoos are really cool, but I feel like they kind of take away from how pretty you are."
I straightened my hair over the weekend, and managed to hear all 3 of these statements in less than 24 hours. I also managed to not punch anyone, so self-five!
People are morons. Fuck other people's definitions of beauty and define it for yourself.
here's the thing about scars - we all have them; call it a pattern within humanity as a whole. however each of our scars are our own, our unique patterns which only we know and contain.
Sony RX100 II
RLP No. 66: Fragment
Much love to the wonderful lizsmalls, who crushed this shoot. She's rad.
No, no, this is my bubble.
You just stay over there.
I recently received a notebook from the lovely thatwasnotveryravenofyou, in which the treasure of a physical record was held.
This notebook was essentially both an artistic challenge from Evyn and "something fun to tear apart and play with."
Blackout poetry is one of my favorite types of records, and as a visual artist having the opportunity to SEE Evyn's handwriting brought about its own inspiration. Thanks so much for the unique opportunity dear Evyn!
in the south,
with blood at your hands.
you'll be delivered
again, and again, and again.
turning black as
and when you hear
its come to kill you
- my laugh.
tough and tobacco-stained.
it kills you.
we'll make love
and none of it