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AMERICAN SUBURB X .com has a very sweet article about Deformer as well as a treasure trove of writing and interviews about photography and photographers. Why pay for college when you can learn all this for free?
Posted January 19th, 2010 by go and learn about Nan, Danny, Larry, Jim, etc...
Very True!!!
Posted By: benzan on January 19th, 2010 at 05:38PM PST
I need some help in deciding how to start my life with art! I just graduated High School, I want to do SOMETHING with my artwork... I started classes at a Junior College last week and started taking "Computer Information Systems"... but now I'm having second thoughts, I DON'T want to be sitting behind a computer for the rest of my life with a 'safe' job. I want to do something I'm proud of and that I actually want to do instead of some 'real' job... I don't know how to start or where to start. I paint and draw and I want to do something with it. Advice anyone? Ed?
Meanwhile I'm contemplating this, I'm gonna go heavily overdose on some Morrissey to relieve my teenage angst...
Posted By: The Odd-On Looker on January 19th, 2010 at 06:03PM PST
I just went through that realization,Odd-On Looker, that I'm going to have to get a job. Heaven knows I'm miserable now.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 19th, 2010 at 06:15PM PST
do like henry david thoreau said: instead of working to earn money to pay to get somewhere, just walk. you'll have fun and go places for less.
Posted By: vinny on January 19th, 2010 at 07:27PM PST
Dear The Odd-On Looker,

I do think you are right to be wary of sitting behind a computer as a career. I sit behind this thing WAY more than I would like.

But! and there is always a "but..."

I think it is very important, especially as an artist to be more than proficient at photoshop, illustrator, and inDesign. Knowing those programs has helped me greatly. It puts you in control of any situation. You can lay out your own books, archive and work on your own photos, etc. It gives you more options.

Making money is an important thing as far as getting by on this planet, and I would have been fucked had I not been able to make artwork on the side using my money from skateboarding. Not everyone has that luxury.
I don't want to be a dream crusher, but you should have enough skills to get that proverbial "Job"

But the reality of "Art" is that you have to do it regardless of if you are getting paid or not. If you are not authentically making and doing, then how will anyone ever see what you are doing? If you don't send a ship out, yours will never come in.

My advice? Think long and hard about what is happening in the world, think about things that interest you, work towards these things, dive into the worlds you find interest in. Become a participant.

check this out (or things like it)
http://ezinearticles.com/?Promising-Future-Careers---What-Do-The-Trends-Say?&id=647030

What things can you do in these fields that will also be interesting for making art? No compartments. Your life, your art, your friends, and your job should all be one.

don't listen to me, I have no idea what I am saying.
Posted By: ed on January 19th, 2010 at 07:36PM PST
"Oh you've been in the house to long she says, and i naturally fled"

(response to Jgonz)
Posted By: benzan on January 19th, 2010 at 08:33PM PST
Ed, i looked real seriously into how much it would be to get out to see your show and hopefully you and Deanna in belgium but it would cost too much for me at the moment. Is there a chance you'll be stopping over in the UK London again? I would like to meet and maybe start an interview like the one i did with Tobin.
Hope your show goes well!

Dan
Posted By: dan boulton on January 20th, 2010 at 03:33AM PST
Ed, i looked real seriously into how much it would be to get out to see your show and hopefully you and Deanna in belgium but it would cost too much for me at the moment. Is there a chance you\'ll be stopping over in the UK London again? I would like to meet and maybe start an interview like the one i did with Tobin.
Hope your show goes well!

Dan
Posted By: dan boulton on January 20th, 2010 at 03:37AM PST
Great advice ed.
You kind of do know what you are saying.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on January 20th, 2010 at 06:20AM PST
"don't listen to me, I have no idea what I am saying."

Do you know why us kids & Eggs visit this site every God damn day?
Posted By: Jacob on January 20th, 2010 at 09:31AM PST
Thanks for keeping it real guys... Appreciate it :)

captcha: heartfelt reality
(no joke)
Posted By: The Odd-On Looker on January 20th, 2010 at 10:43AM PST
wow. that's a great article.
Posted By: x on January 20th, 2010 at 11:21AM PST
Oh, and thanks especially Ed.
Posted By: The Odd-On Looker on January 20th, 2010 at 02:35PM PST
Thanks for the advice ed! I'm studying graphic design and your advice is very fitting for me.
Posted By: Curious George on January 20th, 2010 at 03:45PM PST
american suburb x rules...i have been reading different articles on there a bunch. Everyone check out the VIDEO section on the site, it's full of goodness. I especially like this rad william eggleston film where they interview him and show him out shooting, and at home drawing and playing music. Cool shit!
Posted By: Matt munson on January 20th, 2010 at 04:14PM PST
Duffel has a blog
http://coreyduffel.tumblr.com/
Posted By: Jgonzalez on January 20th, 2010 at 06:54PM PST
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