Photographs on the Brain #27

“Bliss—a-second-by-second joy and gratitude at the gift of being alive, conscious—lies on the other side of crushing, crushing boredom. Pay close attention to the most tedious thing you can find (Tax Returns, Televised Golf) and, in waves, a boredom like you’ve never known will wash over you and just about kill you. Ride these out, and it’s like stepping from black and white into color. Like water after days in the desert. Instant bliss in every atom.” – David Foster Wallace

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©Mike Stacey

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©Ariance Schrack

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©nappkin

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©Hasisi Park

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©Raoul Gatepin

“Finally, I will say this about the future of magazines and photography. There is no future for magazines that don’t challenge and surprise their readers with original sophisticated imagery. The internet has set the ground floor and if you can’t rise above it, you will disappear.” – A Photo Editor

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©Erik Borst

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©Harry Mitchell

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©Alphan Nukan

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©Harry Mitchell

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©Bryan Shutmaat

“The only difference between artists making money and artists not making money is that the first group is better at business. And there is no evidence that artists who are better at business make better art.” – Penelope Trunk