Added value in Photography
Yesterday I finished reading a book Sanjajo tisti, ki preveč spijo of Nejc Gazvoda. I loved it truly and I recommend. I loved very much also an afterword by Gašper Troha. In the afterword some side point caught my attention that grew into inspiration. Troha is briefly mentioning the role of writers in socialistic system that we had in Yugoslavia, then he’s mentioning writer’s generation in transition from socialism to capitalism and now highlighting Nejc as a post-transition writer.
This inspired me to think for how fascists, communists and other dictators were trying to bend art to be part of their educational / propaganda system and that expectation of artists (people on general) were really high when transition into democracy and capitalism happen. But nowadays 20 years after, we got to know very well capitalism and democracy and I’m noticing art is again grinding under the wheel of free market. Basically the goal is the same, even more it’s identical, arts as a part of propaganda machine. Artist who are worthy, they add value into lives of people (Paris Hilton?) and those who do not, they should perish (Van Gogh?).
In capitalism the mantra is ADDED VALUE and myself as a humble servant of capitalism I’ve made this series of pictures. If you want to buy it, the price for all this pictures is 670 EUR + VAT + printing and shipping expenses. It will be only one edition, so who comes first, remains first! Contact is here. Why 670 EUR? That’s how much I payed for 12 cubic meters of log with transportation and I’m lingering if I should became a lumberjack or should I remain an artist. In which field can I add more value into peoples lives?
For you who aren’t interested in buying this picture series, please rate this post and let me know where do you need me. One star is a vote for “definitely a logger”, five stars is “definitely a photographer” and other stars are levels in between. THX!!!