Jan 6, 2009
both images titled "1/6/09" by visibleducts
Sometimes images are uploaded to flickr for reasons unknown to most. These "cutter" images bring up an incident I read about a few weeks ago. The incident involved a suicide via webcam (link). Hundreds watched, joked, encouraged it, tried to help, but no one truly knew if it was for real until the next morning with the feed still streaming, police came into frame and it became evident that it was not a prank.
This actually all shares some inspiration/motivation for a new project I have been brewing for sometime and am slowly but surely beginning to work on. Mine is much less troubling and is sexually slanted and borderline humorous, but it's still about the accessibility into other people's lives that has never happened to this extent throughout the history of mankind without the help of the world wide web.
Unlike my cinemascapes that are self-portraits with no need for planning and/or model meetings/scheduling/etc... This series is gonna take a long ass time. No more cranking out 100 shots a year, this will be more like a few shots a month at best. My goal is for 25-30 "keepers" within two years.