an overdue post of collected post its.
not as much underachievers but achievers of mediocrity
Like the lazy beagle, they buy the T-shirt , listen to the story and say they did it.
repressive life, life deferred in the interest of easy meaning
now, even their gurus are park guides providing parking tips; where the best place to park is. parking lots with the best view
weeds. what everyone else does
they follow brands.. names.processes…
they will be insulted by this post, yet think it isn’t them. Let me specify: do you get your information, training, share consensus with the online forums: Large Format, Photrio, Luminous Landscape, Petapixel… then you are them. FOMO is your real brand even though you assert loyalty to Foma.
Source of their wonderment. Origins: they gather around first topics, the how, and with what. They’re readers of standardized magazines whose basis is advertising and trade show sponsors
dabbler, artist with more money than skill
// casual vs. causal
questions raised are elementary rather than elemental.
// hostile tribes trapped around a shrinking pond
// think that buying supplies is doing art. the best artist has the biggest supply cabinet
tripods. triploders. tripodists
more fear than ambition. took up the camera because they were afraid of drawing
// the venal. vernacular
picture space. source/reference space. other than counter space where weekenders pick and choose as they are picked over.
// the audience, the buyer, the pitch. who are their colleagues. what assumptions of value are brought.
// outlet. nature of challenge. expectation of self
the spare time artists
offended by the full time show offs
the wanderers hike, and bike with cameras, clubbing through recreation for mantel memory
names like sun. shadow. astral things. striving for captioning in a monochromatic world
on the tree of images. dead branches.
// people who have spent decades building their fantasy life are quick to defend their choice, even violently. Their way has to be the way.
perfection is not in danger
remain close to its birth as tool for unskilled, idle wealth
those of temperament but lacking hand, time, observation.
until — used by artists as aid to /. connection with an automatic mechanical aesthetic, removed from a person. abstracting…
until ,,, taken up by those blending its position, use, perception of it as thing
until,,, artists use it automatically. photographers become institutions
the conversants change the conversation. anyone coming in enters through their easy access panel. art school forces the growth, but first gathers those who can reach their door handle.. probably not the easy bake gangplank of 1890 and failed draftsmen
the paper has no magic property
things with magic properties go away, since the hobby, casual, weekend wannabe has no need of magic. they’re copying some classic.
drawing from pools you don’t like: arters and the instagrammrs..
anti-intellectual as well as being anti-amateur
yet your provincialism is tripods on the weekend / paper in 25 sheet packs
Outliers just trying to out lie each other
may be spelled correctly, just not honestly
ever wonder why their heroes are unsuccessful second careers
people who aren’t fully occupied by their project management SEO paint dealership
people who have left a technical field come to this end of the pool expecting greater weekend meaning..