New Year’s Greetings

Posted on December 25, 2010 by Hans Aarsman

For the mortals who – after all the horror stories about curators, gallery owners, jury’s, collectors and starving – still want to be an autonomous photographer, I hope that they can find the force to uphold the following three guidelines:

1)    Put the inconsequential before the conspicuous.
2)    Make life and photography to merge.
3)    Forget about painting.

Nesting box with camera as used by the Secret Service of the DDR
Photo: Rob Hamelijnck (Stasi Archives, Berlin)
Translation: Andrew May