Sunday, June 26, 2005
Last night I saw, for the first time, Todd Solondz's movie "Storytelling," and was blown away. It's a beautiful and slightly horrific meditation on the often hazy boundary between "fictional" and "nonfictional" modes of expression and documentation.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
archaology via photography
Today's New York Times includes an article on Graffiti Archaeology - grafarc.org - the recent winner of a Webby for best art site. The site collects relevant photographs from contributors, and, when necessary, alters their perspective, thus resulting in a grassroots photographic archaology of graffitti - and anti-graffitti - actions and layers.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
the political photoshop
salon.com reports today that the website of a New Jersey gubernatorial candidate published a photograph of himself surrounded by ebullient college students - except that the students were actually at a Howard Dean rally.
This follows a recent report in the LA Times of a television commercial ran by the 2004 Bush campaign which, lacking for sufficient numbers of cheering troops, pasted the same three soldiers several times over in the same image.