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I find advertising to be fascinating, not in the traditional sense. But because it tells us what we are supposed to assume to be beautiful, fashionable, cool, now, hip, sexy, feminine, masculine, fabulous, that we should be white, skinny, and rich.
I love fashion magazines, I look at them all the time, but one must also critic them, and know that this is not reality it is a fantasy that you should never try to make come to fruition. This is what is dangerous about them, that people see them and want to be just like them, though it is impossible. I have a personal love hate relationship with fashion and the industry, but that aside, advertising is a hole different demon.
So I took some magazine pages and blacken out the flesh of some white people. By doing this everyone was the same and commented and how all the flesh and characteristics of these models are really the same. It also made it so you could not tell what race they were unless I told you that I only blacked out the white ones.
Although this technique has been done many times before, I chose not to blacken out the hole figure, but the leave their cloths, to say these people are living mannequins with no real porpoise, and comment on race.
Thought this guy looked like a prostitute
Strange image of a man who now looks crazy and homeless instead of fashionable
I liked this all black background with black clothes so I thought she should be black as well
Thought this was ridiculously racist, a old white woman with her Mexican band
This one I wanted to compare the two characters against one another
Blackened out all of the white figures in order to exaggerate the one white ones.
Make a beautiful man threatening and frightening
found it strange to have an all white background with an white figure wearing a white jacket
Friday, January 21, 2011
going for a job interview today at Akria with barley any cash to get my ass there. Trying to look good with the few pants I can squeeze my fat ass into.
black target undershirt
grey sweeter from I think H&M
grey pants my old roommate gave me
black H&M belt
Macy's infinity scarf
and black target boots
I am a very casual dresser I usually don't go to crazy, I want to be comfortable and keep it simple but not look homeless.
Posted by Bad Thoughts at Friday, January 21, 2011