However if you want some words, click here to read the article on TIME’s website. It’s pretty interesting.
In Bangladesh, 3.5 million workers in 4,825 garment factories produce goods for export. 85% are women. These people died while making 2$ a day. Sometimes forced into 14-16 hour days/7 days a week. These factories continue to happen because we continue to buy the clothes from Walmart, Joe etc. I mean I know they are cheap and I can’t pretend I don’t ever buy from those places, but it does make me think. Over 1000 human beings died because we indirectly support factories just like this one. Not only are the workers getting paid barely anything, now they are giving their lives for it, because the factory owners are irresponsible….and probably cheap.
One girl who lost her entire left leg says “My mother, grandmother and two cousins were all working inside the factory that day. But there is no trace of them. How can that be?” she asks incredulously.
Just because we live in a different country, doesn’t mean we should feel the impact any less. Whether we want to be or not, most of us are involved.
Here are some sweet pics by the always inspiring Chase Jarvis. Something I love about this guy’s work is the range. He can do raw portraits, dancers, crazy snowboarding jumps and beautiful landscapes to name a few… One of my favorite sections on his website is his iphone photos. There are just certain artists whose eye I just love, when you have that creative eye, it’s almost impossible to take a bad picture.
Check out his website and blog and feel the inspiration.
Website – http://www.chasejarvis.com Blog – http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/
Oh my god. These photos are sooo amazing. It’s so inspiring when I stumble upon on artist like this. How have I never seen this work before? I’ve been missing out. Click the link to check out this true talent – http://cargocollective.com/cecyyoung/ Here are a few of my favs. Hard to pick.
I took a few different images from other series i’ve done and kind of created a new one. It’s called. “Pressure on Women” As a woman myself, the pressure put on us is CRAZY making. There is a lot of pressure on men too, and i’ve attempted some shots portraying that as well, but I am a woman and conceptually speaking way more comes to my mind in that direction. The reason these pressures are associated with death in these pieces, is because I wanted to show that, you will die before you achieve “perfection” as a woman. That is, if perfection to you is defined by others. If you are looking for perfection in your looks, or your supposed “role” as are taught by the media….You might as well die, because it isn’t real. They want us to look to them for the answers, but the answers are in each on of us. Perfection is already in each of us from the beginning. Look Inward, not Outward.
This breaks my heart to think about these little girls growing up with this kind of influence and pressure.
I’ve felt it, and i’m sure you have too.
Let’s stop feeding into it and promote true confidence.
This 4 by 5 film camera definitely helped with my deeper understanding of the photography process, but I would never go back! haha
This picture not only reminds me of the camera… but even where my mind was at in photography,
it’s become such a deeper thing to me now.
Back then it was about creating a beautiful picture, now it’s about expressing ideas.
So I just got an email back from a competition I entered showing who got shortlisted… although I was not one of them I still got a bit of a prize… Some inspiration. On the shortlist was Alex Kisilevich, York University, so I decided to check out his website and work. This guy is insanely good. The concepts are strong and executed beautifully. I was in aw. Click here to go to Alex Kisilevich’s website.
No, I am not talking about the click of the shutter, but a click that happens within me when I see the right picture. The click that happens, after looking through a ton of pictures i’ve taken when one stands out, when one just clicks and you know that is the “one”. It’s instant. Here is a little preview of what I mean. I went through over a hundred pictures and these two just clicked instantly.
I’ve followed this guy’s work for a while and it’s obviously SICK!! If you haven’t seen it, check it out here www.thatsthespot.com. What inspires me most is his BLOG… the pictures are so good but what I REALLY love are the videos. I love that they are uncensored because let’s face it… censored art SUCKS. Dicks, boobs, weed, blow it’s all there. These videos make it look FUN. Don’t get me wrong, I can tell they work their asses off but I watch videos of behind the scenes photo shoots all the time and it’s always missing the element of FUN. For someone just starting out in the industry and someone who loves photography as a fine art… this renews my interest in commercial photography and gives me some INSPIRATION and HOPE!
When I discovered this woman’s work I was in shock of the beauty! It gave me a new perspective on my own photography and the things close to me in my life. Her lifestyle and view on life is so honest and real, the intricate beauty of being human.
These are a few of my favorite pieces. For more click here – Sally Mann