Archive of Decline: Social Media Photography in the Anthropocene

“I often ponder where all of these social media images are saved. I wonder if the social media magnates responsible for these sites of convenience have some sort of bunker somewhere, perhaps in a methane crater in Siberia where they store every image that has ever been posted”

Diane Arbus: Imaginary Lives, Subjective Projections

@ The Estate of Diane Arbus “Arbus reveals the powerful ability of photography to lie, but also it is a testimony of how the lie is not mere betrayal, but a far-reaching human necessity to escape factual reality, the human urge to create and believe in stories, to draw mythical worlds and the inter-subjective life’s […]

Ted Serios: Thoughtography as Timeless Enigma

“Ted Serios worked as a bellhop at the “Chicago Conrad Hilton Hotel” together with his colleague George Johannes who hypnotized Serious in order to spot hidden locations of sunken treasures in the sea”

Obituary: George Pitts

“George was serious—yet he had that bit of mischief and naughtiness to him. He liked to nudge boundaries. His thinking was complex—and nonstop”

Emmanuel Van der Auwera: Shortly After the Catastrophe

“Blue is the color of the unreal, of the memory, of the open mind, of the royal, the precious and the rare. Blue is the color of the absolute, the higher, the divine, of cold and of clarity. It is the color of Yves Klein, Derek Jarman, Picasso and Gerard David.”

E Pluribus Memum

“We have been sold a pup. The West Wing and similar political utopias have propagated the notion of the dignity of presidential office and of those who hold it. But It is hard to match this benevolent, patrician vision with our sordid reality”