Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity

  The investigation begins with a citation from Macrobius’s Saturnalia to the effect that “four deities preside over the birth of every human being: Daimon, Tyche, Eros, and Ananke (Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity).” He then turns to a work in which Goethe—an author who, incidentally, spent his life working on a sprawling multi-volume project… Continue reading Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity

The Fifth Side

Walking Project

Interviewer: What are the principal formal problems in your work? Baltz: The edge. Quite literally, the major issue is the question of where to place the edge, what to include or exclude. A photograph is a five-sided flat object. In its construction those sides must be considered and referred to. Interviewer: The fifth side? Baltz:… Continue reading The Fifth Side

photography is a device of human desire

We could discuss this in clinical terms. We know, for example, that the photographic device has obsessive-compulsive effects. The apparent ‘neutrality’ or ‘objectivity’ of the medium quickly turns it into a device that is driven by the anxiety that something is evading it: an obsession for registration and organisation, an obsession for information, documenting, cataloguing,… Continue reading photography is a device of human desire

Cultivate Hysteria

  We could discuss this in clinical terms. We know, for example, that the photographic device has obsessive-compulsive effects. The apparent ‘neutrality’ or ‘objectivity’ of the medium quickly turns it into a device that is driven by the anxiety that something is evading it: an obsession for registration and organisation, an obsession for information, documenting,… Continue reading Cultivate Hysteria

giv me reply

giv me reply at least I hav pretty hair i hate posting pictures of myself bc i know once i’m famous ppl will use them as the before pics for my before & after comparison shots most of the time i think the whole world is cruel & evil but sometimes someone is nice 2… Continue reading giv me reply

Everything Comes To An End

Anyway, I think I will restart my work with the Illustrated Botanical Dictionary. I am going to capture subjects in daylight with color photography; I will compile them into the Illustrated Botanical Dictionary. For that, they must be color photographs. This is because I would like to completely cast off any trace of the hand… Continue reading Everything Comes To An End