a Case of the Mondays

Welcome.

Welcome to our blog.

Welcome to the blog takeover(s) by the students.

This is my blog takeover.

My name is Jacob Garcia. I am one of nine representing the radiant class of 2018 here at the International Center for Photography. Throughout the last month I am sure you have met some of my other classmates. Hell, I am hoping some of you are longtime readers, subscribers or perhaps the alternative — spies.

But, if you are new to this place, let me explain. This platform is a way for us to share. We share ideas, thoughts, photographs, exhibitions, artists, drawings, more pictures AND sometimes — assignments. 🙂

So this is my takeover.

This week you are stuck with me and my world. That is to say, my way of thinking. Even though I have my own particular point of view, you and I are very much alike. We both are not aware of how this will go.

I have romanticized this moment for quite sometime. I thought while writing this I would feel like Sarah Jessica Parker from Sex in the City! And to tell you the truth…I do feel that way!…. Alas!

But that moment has now passed. Forgive me, I digress.

I want take this week to investigate interesting ideas that have been emerging in my work over the last six months. This will hopefully serve as a precursor to our SLIDE FEST in May. One thing I want to look at over the next four days is the role of documentary within my work. From there, I will venture into technology and its influence on my process. After, I am hoping to touch on masculinity and the spectacle — new ideas that are starting to surface.

At the end is death. Death has been a lasting motif in my work and I am determined to find out why. So it is fitting that it comes last.

So please — let’s have a toast. Let’s toast to what brought me to this blog. The truth. The truth of the photograph.

For tonight It holds truth. But tomorrow, we will break it down.

 

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Self Portrait, 2006, Polaroid 

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