Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Process #1

I love this blog. It's by American photographer Zoe Strauss, who takes searing and beautiful images from the margins of US society. The blog is a kind of open-for-business-creative-process-in-construction blog that lays bare the process of selection, exclusion, refinement that forms such a vital part of an exhibiting photographer's work.

I'm always obsessed with process: With the banal mechanics involved in trying to create something material. Blogs like the one above are, to me, one of the great joys of freaking procrastinatory interwebness, as they make immediate what we used to have to glean from post-production, post-humous interviews by which time the true horrors and boredoms and frustrations and levities and joys of process are long forgotten.

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