My favourite images this week are these collection of photographs of McDonalds customers taken by Nolan Conway.
Perhaps it isn’t cool to like McDonald’s but I’m pretty sure its most peoples dirty little secret, McDonald’s is a little like your safe (corporate) friend, you always know what you are gonna get. And that’s why the customers are so interesting, unlike the new artisan coffee shop that’s just opened down the road where everyone works in media, arts, include your cliche stereotype here. The people in McDonald’s range from the privileged, bored, stoned and hungry. These portraits capture that quite brilliantly.
One of my favourite interviews this week was in Stella magazine, an interview with Paul Smith discussing his life, long term success and how he hates that young people are trying to live their lives like it is a business plan. ‘I learnt the trade doing some crummy jobs. That’s why I get a bit fed up with people who come to me now, and they’re 24 or something like that, and they want to have a fashion show and be on the front cover of Vogue. But they haven’t done the groundwork, and it just seems kind of sad.’ All easy for him to criticize in retrospect, we all want to achieve something, but sometimes it does just take time. The web has give everyone much wider access to peoples lives, successes and what they had for dinner so you can get caught up in wanting it all when you are just starting out.
Great piece of advertising this week from Grey Spain for an organization that runs an anonymous helpline for at-risk children. Using lenticular printing the poster campaign shows a different message to adults and children based on the height of the person viewing it.
Also doing the rounds this week is Jonathan Harris’s latest work. I’m a long time fan ever since i saw We feel fine. His latest project follows nine women who make lesbian porn It’s billed as showing you the side of porn you never see, the real people and their thoughts and dreams.
I’m interested in how this develops especially with the pricing model which is $10 for a ticket to the show and only 10 tickets issued each day. Will it help people view porn (any-type) differently or will this become buried, deemed boring and seem expensive when you can get porn pretty much anywhere now for free. Do people want to see the other side of porn on the internet?