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found genevieve dimmitt on gawker this morning.

 

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her photos are beautifully starkly deceivingly simple.

 

coats1they are also laden with beautiful color, and make us feel warm and toasty inside.

 

cheapfireworkscroppedher style is super versatile, from seemingly-but-not-really sterile black & white shots to photos bathed in saturated grainy polaroid-esque color.

 

her artist’s statement is quite lovely as well. she reminds us, in writing at least (sorta visually, too), of william eggleston, which reminds us of his wonderful (WONDERFUL) show at the whitney (which, apart from crowds of people and a surprising amount of little kids, was my favorite museum-going experience in the past few months), which makes us like this lady even more.  

i want to meet everyone and take their portrait. I want to photograph the landfill and the kittens in your closet. I am interested in all facets of image making. I believe in democratic photography in the sense that all things are capable of being the subject of a beautiful image if the artist has the notion to share this vision. I document my surroundings constantly for this reason. I also create scenes from the imagery in my mind to balance the observed with the conceived. As I photograph I am constantly learning to see again.

chipholdingbook(all photos by genevieve dimmitt)

 

on an unrelated subject (a subject named barack obama), found this and this on ben smith’s politico blog. our soon-to-be-president was once an anti-war, pro-gay marriage sort of guy.

 

we are SO PUMPED for tuesday.

 

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the latest issue of interview, is superb. it is the so-called art issue. inside find interviews with richard prince (who owns the original scroll of big sur by mr. jack kerouac), jeff koons (more on him in a sec), cate blanchett (interviewed by jack white, which brings to mind coffee and cigarettes, and also the two of them are quite witty with each other), william eggleston (who is color blind?), rei kawakubo (have you gotten a chance to shop for comme des garcons at h&m yet?), gus van sant (i fell asleep during paranoid park but still claim to have really liked it), AND MORE!

jeff koons was all, “i don’t think my shit is ironic, or tongue-in-cheek” (that was paraphrased, badly, by the way) and i was all, reeeally? because you sculpted a giant balloon animal and put it in the palace at versailles… but then jeff koons was all, “living at versailles must have been like living in a fantasy, where you could go to sleep one night with a garden full of blue flowers and wake up to find a garden full of red flowers, because a staff of gardeners had been up all night uprooting and planting your fantasy, fuckin louis xiv, and my pieces relate to that fantasy in contemporary ways” (again, paraphrase-age) and i was all, hey i kinda like that, way to go jeff koons, this is the first time i’ve ever had tender feelings towards you and your art.

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and then i was all, happy hannuka, and stuff.

[ stefanie ]

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william eggleston did for color photography what marcel duchamp did for urinals turned on their sides.

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that is, he took what was once seen as a rather banal object of the masses and lifted it into the realm of high art.

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william eggleston (1939-) was cool before ryan mcginley stripped his friends down and set them loose in the wilderness, before juergen teller put victoria beckham in a shopping bag, and tons before hip kids discovered the grainy over-saturated magic to be found in a polaroid camera.

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william eggleston, conveniently, has a retrospective up at the whitney from now until the end of january entitled william eggleston: democratic camera photographs and video 1961-2008. we will see you there.

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