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Wallflower Wednesday

I know it’s not Wednesday.  Okay?  Whatever, I’ve been at the beach all week.  I’m still at the beach.  I don’t care.  This is island time.

Beach art is pretty spectacular, but I think I will save that for a different post.  Today I’m thinking about images and two-dimensionality beacause what could be more two-dimensional than a life not at the beach??????

“In Defense of the Poor Image” on e-flux This is actually smart.  And about reality.

“That Was Then: The Art of the Before-After Photograph” in The Smart Set: “On the web the before-and-photo flourishes in its ideal state, as stripped down and essential a form of storytelling as a Henny Youngman joke…In the super-efficient world of the web, it’s just set-up, punchline, set-up, punchline, with the trudge of “and then” disappearing like Faith Hill’s eye-bags and back fat after the Photoshop wizards in Redbook’s art department have had their way with her.”

“Image and Consumption” in Key Ideas: This is more wandering blog post than anything else.  The comments are pretty good.

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