Tuesday, October 7, 2014
While Shelly is exploring the mystery fields of Big Inc. and wonders if the neocortex powers of the why are not overestimated and we all just need a daily dose of sugar to keep us motivated, I took a break from all these big questions of life and took a walk in the city.
A city walk I have to thank @legojacker for.
He reminded me on his IG feed of his participation downunder in the Melbourne InstaWalk. A walk to celebrate the 4th anniversary of Instagram (you can find the first pictures that started it all 4 years ago from the founders of IG).
I myself joined IG a year later (3 years ago !!!) and it has taken me on a photographic journey that is just starting.
A journey in the fields of digital lightroom and molded plastic.
A roller coaster from digital selfies (my very first post was a selfie on the ski slopes, taken with an iPhone 3) to epic stories of combined full frame pictures that took just a tad longer than a snapshot.
A voyage across galaxies, meeting new friends in the digital world to making a city walk in Stockholm just last weekend.
From smaller art galleries, long discussions on the Parisian boulevards and the peer recognition in the art scene in the fifties (or was it eighties) to IG, Flickr or 500px anno today.
The scene is shifting, the digital platforms are driving us in our journeys and explorations, yet there is nothing new under the sun.
We still want to connect, meet people, share our creative work and see that smile in the eyes when your image hits home and makes a connection.
And this is what Stuck In Plastic is all about.
Building plastic bridges between dinosaurs and young puppies alike.
Building bridges between a small and instant world full of plastic living in your mobile; taking the creativity to the streets of our cities. Exposing those photos on real walls, in a big format, for all of us to enjoy and connect.
Connecting our worlds, one brick at a time.