The first photo is by Chris Killip.
It comes from "In Flagrante", the book which I regard as one of the most amazing bodies of work in the whole history of photography.
Oi! band The Angelic Upstarts are performing at a miner's benefit dance at the Barbary Coast Club in Sunderland.
The second photo is by LivinCool's Emanuele D'Angelo.
It depicts the crowd at Virgil Abloh's Off White show afterparty at the Silencio club in Paris.
When I saw Emanuele's shot I couldn't stop myself from thinking about Chris Killip's one.
I also remembered Virgil's tweet about Travis Scott, saying that what he does is "punk music during our lifetime".
I realize that this is not a Travis Scott's gig, but I don't think it would visually change that much.
It's been about two week since I first saw this photo and it is still digging a hole in my brain.
I think these two shots together sum up a lot of what is happening in the world at the moment.
Everything is the same and everything is different.
Analog b&w vs. digital b&w.
Miner's benefit dance vs. fashion show after party.
Band t-shirts vs. logo t-shirts.
No phones vs. smartphones.
So on vs. so forth.
And it's not like one thing is real and the other one is fake.
I think they're both equally real/fake/artificial/socially constructed.
There's nothing wrong about it.
The sweat is the same and that natural urge to be together when the music is loud is the same too.
poniedziałek, 12 października 2015
Posted by kubadab at 15:36