Part of the fun of moving these prints is clearing storage. It’s feels good to get rid of stuff. Not comparing myself talent or skill wise to Lil Wayne, but it reminds me of an interview I read with him. When he was putting out all those mixtapes, like 2 a month, what he was doing was going through all his notebooks of written lyrics. He was purging those books so he could go on to rap just off top like Jay-Z who never writes anything down.
Maybe I’m purging my prints so I don’t have to make them anymore. Just zines books and blogs from here on out.
We are having fun selling these prints. It’s cool to see which ones people are willing to possibly frame and hang in their office or house, or toss in a drawer or box or garbage.
“My formula for greatness in a human being is amor fati: that one wants nothing to be different, not forward, not backward, not in all eternity. Not merely bear what is necessary, still less conceal it—all idealism is mendacity in the face of what is necessary—but love it.”
– Friedrich Nietzche
I have hundreds of these prints. I just like to look at my photos this way. It makes it easier to group them and sequence them and show them.
I used to want to make everything gigantic, 30×40 inches up to 8ft x 12ft, but now I realize these smaller prints are closer to what I really do which is make zines and books.
We are raising funds for future issues of Hamburger Eyes.
Prints for $25 each.
I plan to add more every day until a new issue or two is born.
It is no longer what it is.
It is what I is.
That is, it is what you is. You are paradise.
If all is light, then all is a light show.
Behold the showcase of photons!
I just finished season 1 of “The Bear.” It’s great. The older brother gives the younger brother some cool advice. “Let it rip,” he says in a posthumous note.
I always liked this saying so I Googled it. Apparently in the 1800s when racing a steamboat, the engine would explode or “rip” from all the pressure. What’s cool about the saying is that while there is inherent danger built in, the ripping, there is also a fearlessness, the letting.
So it seems the opposite of fear is not exactly no fear. The opposite of fear is acting regardless of it’s presence. This must be the flow state.