Perfectly Professional, Utterly Uninspiring Instagram Style ‘White People’ Photography

RND/ consider a parody study of sociopathically bland, utterly Instagrammatic White People style photography (‘whitography’?)

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No. You got it wrong. It’s not about sounding all nasal. It’s about sounding like you don’t have a care. Like your bills are paid and you’re happy about your future and you’re about to jump in your Ferrari when you get off this call. Put some extra breath in there. Breezy, like you don’t need this money, like you never been fired, only laid off.
– Langston, Sorry To Bother You (2018, Director Boots Riley)

– In which a series of metaphysical poses direct from zone psychic-zero plays out in oh-so predictable manner, never once challenging precious long held unconscious assumptions, a soulless, frothy decaf life set in untouched marble where only fake dirt and minor scratches and other deliberate ‘retro-filter’ flaws flaws exist to keep it all P.C – a hermetically sealed image bubble of five star international holidays in the warm faded and lightly grainy sun, where nice new kicks, and simply delicious pseudo-spontaneous recipe ideas are forever lightly tossed online for / as effortless, mass corporate vampiric consumption; perfectly professional and cosmically uninspiring

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Self Imprisonment Gaming Cell (Featuring Samsung CRG9 Gaming Monitor)

RND/ to consider a willing self-imprisonment gaming cell featuring an ultra-wide Gaming Monitor

Reality getting too much for you? Modern life too much to handle? Then bury your head in the digital sand and place yourself in permanent lockdown with the ultimate interior gaming experience

Samsung offers minimalist Space Monitor for modern workspaces, new super ultra-wide 49-inch CRG9 monitor for the ultimate gaming experience and slim design 4K UHD curved monitor for content creators
– Samsung

Note how the rough walls (exactly like prison walls) and overall sparse, depressing (sorry, ‘minimal’)  look were in the bizarre original advertisement:

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“Self Imprisonment Gaming Cell”

This thoroughly modern setup complete with video of Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun “Jensen” Huang

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“How To Make It In The Art World” plus “The Death Of Jeff Koons”

RND/ to consider a satirical remix combo: first, “How to make it in the art world (help me, I’m poor)” in the mode of a hallucinatory spectrum

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“How To Make It In The Art World”

Secondly, “The Death Of Jeff Koons” (via Mike Coppola / Getty) in bleak, red rust tones

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The Death Of Jeff Koons

[Jeff Koons] couldn’t carve his name on a tree
– Art Critic Robert Hughes, American Visions documentary, 1997

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Digital Art Remix of Writer’s Forum Magazine

RND/ a synthetic experimental laboratory scenario in which the mere existence of monthly Writer’s Forum Magazine (writing tips, seasoned authors, the publishing industry, interesting contents, prizes and more) is viewed as representative of the ongoing undeath of UK literature – feels stuffed to overflowing with violently mediocre, pale skinned middle class prose, perfectly calculated by teams of gently aging grammar fetishists with soft hands smelling of grandma’s lavender never to offend those who regularly partake in Reader’s Digest – part of a vast and empire spanning network where infinitely more dead end avenues for malignantly useless literary self aggrandizement exist than writers – an absurdist ‘scheme for full employment’ of endless B.S jobs and profoundly un-profoundly bad andor feeble advice for [their unconscious notion of] inherently dreadful, self-compromised and nice, safe writers, who take their over-bred mutt for windy walks on the common and effortlessly ignore Mr. Fluffkins taking a polite wormy text dump while they privately try to come to existential terms with the complexity of bringing neatly together the two lead dull dramatic arcs bubbling over in their latest forthcoming four part Amazon slush pile sensation – that next big literary breakthrough leading to fame and fortune and an interview spot on Radio 4 after Prayers On Sunday

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Not that being involved in literature and the world of words whether at the so-called professional or amateur level somehow inherently involves the sordid business or attitude of vanity publishing – not everyone who takes fingertip to keyboard is ‘waiting to be discovered’, especially not as the next J.K Bloody Rowling – rather the widespread literary undercurrent pulsing throughout the UK as symbolic of the common dream of a better society in which everyone does nothing but freely create as their spirits wish, and labels used for selling it no longer exist

In which it seems the only thing Writer’s Forum Magazine actually champions is the business of selling the synthetic illusion of fame and fortune to those who actually live for the dream of the literary beach beneath the cobblestones, the greater secret Borgean library existing behind the vile middle of the road bookshelves of Waterstones and the tepid fair cynically dumped on them by predatory publishers, who only ever really cared about ‘what sells’ and hardly ever about the existence of any actual human meaning and importance within their flaccid middling class paperbacks

Perhaps it’s not good literature and ‘good writing’ people want or need – especially not as carefully defined and professionally polished by the useless word churning industry / culture of publishing (a true Golgafrinchian activity) – but revolutionary Meaning; a philosophical axe to the lizardly neck of the nearest soul frozen publisher

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