Artist’s Notes: Always Carry Your Camera & Polaroid Infatuation

Hi Everyone! It’s me, Pineapple.

I’ve been on this whirlwind of excitement ever since finishing a little game called Life Is Strange.

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What sort of significance does a game like this have for an artist? Allow me to explain.

If you don’t know anything about the video game, I would hate to be the one to spoil it for you; therefore, I’m not going to. What you need to know about the game is that it is heavily tied to the life and mind of a photographer (because the main character is one!) So as I was playing it, I was thinking a lot about my own practice.

Things have certainly changed for me as a photographer. Ever since graduating, I haven’t really been working on “art” so to speak. There are no real projects that I’m currently working on. However, that does not mean that I haven’t been continuously taking photographs.

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To The Summer Of 2017…

Hey Pineapple,

It’s me, Carlos. Boy, the summer of 2017 has been quite a impactful one hasn’t it? In fact, it’s been so filled with memories that you’re having trouble writing this post, huh? Well, don’t fret. Baby steps. Just take this one thing at a time.

You know, last summer was one filled with work on work on work. You were slaving. Heh, but not this summer. You spent your summer doing the opposite, not working. Spending your days cooped up inside your parents’ house, in your childhood room, has been both a blessing and curse.

You’ve made a lot of memories in that room. And this summer, it just seems like you really embraced laziness. You managed to play through all of your video games—Murdered: Soul SuspectThe Last of UsOkamiLife Is StrangeWatch DogsMetal Gear Rising: RevengeanceMetal Gear Solid V, and Thief (all of which have brought hours of joy, fright, frustration, etc.)

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