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
- Stanley Kubrick (via wordsnquotes)
"Alt-Js American label didn’t view the song (Hunger of the Pine) as a big single, apparently ignoring the fact that an awesome wave did pretty well without one. Hackles (mildly) raised, Alt-J resolved to write "the least Alt-J song ever", taking a "joke riff" Joe had been playing in rehearsal and fleshing it out with the most perfunctory chords and rhythm imaginable. Whereas the band typically spend weeks agonising over every note, Left Hand Free was written "in about 20 minuets". Needless to say, the US label loved it."
"joe: I can imagine it appealing to American truckers with good riddance to Bin Laden stickers"
well now I feel shit for liking it :D