William Miller - Ruined Polaroids (2011)
"These pictures are taken with a camera that is, by most definitions, broken: an old Polaroid SX-70 camera. With its first use I realized the camera wasn’t functioning properly. It sometimes spills out 2 pictures at a time and the film often gets stuck in the gears, exposing and mangling them in unpredictable ways. The image as it is exposed within the camera becomes pulled and stressed by these violent mechanisms, often to abstraction. Each one is determined by the idiosyncrasies of the film and the camera.
This project, Ruined Polaroids, is an unintended exploration into the 3-dimensional physical character of an antiquated photographic medium that touches on subjects such as the nature of chance, destruction and what constitutes a photograph.”
- Artists’ Statement on Ruined Polaroids
People have written a lot of touchy-feely pieces on this subject but I thought I’d get right to the heart of the matter
This is 1000% more motivating than every preachy “real writers write every day” post on all of Tumblr.
if i lay here
if i just lay here
would you get the fuck out because im trying to sleep ok thanks
I read about this yesterday and being a George fan, I think it’s so sad because the tree was a symbol of something that gave George so much happiness in life and was such a beautiful tribute to him. It’s definitely ironic that it was ‘beetles’ that killed the tree. But in an offbeat way I can almost hear George having a chuckle over the irony and saying something witty. Thankfully it’s being replanted and once it’s back, it will continue to bring beauty to this world, just like the man for whom it was named after.