Tagged with Diane Arbus

I totally effed my c when I saw this:
Diane Arbus

Anton and Dena have been playing with this style of art, and it never occured to me to spread the love of well-known artists this way. Diane Arbus is one of my heros. She used to bring two cameras to her shoots with carnie folk, and would bring out this rigged camera that would fall apart as she used it. Then she’d cry, and gain sympathy. Then she’d pull out her usual camera, and get these amazing shots.

“Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life. They’re aristocrats.”

Read more about Arbus, and see the original photo. You’ll notice that the graffiti is reversed.

  1. Oh my god Sonya — I have toally been in love with Diane Arbus ever since I did a presentation about her in my photography class junior year of high school. And that quote about freaks and aristocrats has stuck with me like none other for the last 10 years. I knew there were more reasons the we have become friends…

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