Sunday, June 27, 2010

Crude Awakening

This looks like an interesting project to protest the BP Oil Spill.

Side note: -- Actually, I'm not sure what to call this event, because the word spill doesn't really describe it. Spill sounds like something that you can sop up with paper towels, but "spill" seems to be the supplied misnomer the media has settled on.

I'm curious about the photographer's process. Is that real oil in the portraits? (Real oil would be unsafe and it appears -- as actual bathers are getting this on them at the beach -- very challenging to get off as your porous skin soaks in the tar balls.) Also, how does she find subjects? Etc.

Btw, I first saw this posted in the Oxford American: Southern Girl Blog:

…the blog of Carol Ann Fitzgerald, the managing editor of The Oxford American. The Web site was brought to my attention by the editor's sister, a talented mixed media artist who I met online via flickr.

The Oxford American Music issue is very good and worth picking up. I like the Oxford American site, and the blogs, and their web site is a good source for photography and literary interests -- particularly if music photography is your angle.


Blogger Peaceswirl said...

Thank you ...that was a good healthy cry for me....

June 27, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

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