Is it possible to create content without regard to an underlying concept, that is well thought out and thoroughly examined for its usefulness? Having studied Undergraduate Graphic Design for three years, and then Design and Digital Arts for two years before that, I have a humble collection of 'artistic justifications' under my belt — or to put it mildly 'creative bullshitting'. You've done it (assuming you're a creative), I've done it, we're all beside ourselves. Going to my University where the Swiss Minimalistic influence ruled (which I love), the application of the unnecessary (i.e. colour or more than one typeface) was often shunned. I love vibrancy, tackiness, I love patterns, stuff that my tutors discouraged. This is reflected in my dress sense, as can be seen here on this blog. So in effect, I'm not excited about having to explain why I do certain things here on my blog too; I've stopped trying to justify why I took a certain picture. Instead, my sole reason is this; babes, because it looks nice! The things I post don't always make sense, but they're visually pleasing. And to me that is more than enough to keep this blog going. I would never shun the teachings of reason and concept, because I still use them at work, but in my own time and space, these barriers are allowed to come down a little. I suppose I started thinking about this when I would visit fashion sites with beautiful images, these girls would have incredible images but lacklustre text of about 300 words to accompany the photos. I found then that I would do the very same thing! I would always try and fetch stories, that for the most part didn't need a photo as a prelude. I took some self-portraits, and wondered what I would say about these photos. Shall I say I'm vain? Shall I come up with a nice little story or joke? Bah-humbug, how useless. I want to post content, justifying is useless and this is no longer school! And it was useless, all of it useless! Having a blog really isn't that deep. I post things I find interesting, some read and some don't. I don't take this too seriously anymore. I'm having fun and I'm doing things; because it looks nice and they make me feel good.
This is an image of my new pineapple piggy bank, I never had one as a kid! Doesn't it look nice?