for the whole world to see

theVault DIY society wild places artist creative poetry snippets contacts
mirror mirror who needs love romantic path of selfdestruction the universe the universe

selfies #22 and the spirit of the 1990s Internet

March 31, 2016 - mirrormirror -

finally an authentic strike with words and fruits into your self portraits . .

I don’t know Gerard Raatgeep, but I’d put him somewhere near the New-Post-Age-Media-Artists. he misses the innocence, privacy and curiosity of the 90s Internet and the way he dresses on most of his photos reveals a touch of the preferences in fashion of a man, who lived through his late 20s early 30s before the millennium.

26045026526_76a24401f4_o

I’ve been ranting about the self(ish) portraying – mostly younger – generations in previous posts, but Gerard found a lovely way to mock what became
his project (including more than 200 selfies) is a parody on everyone out there posing near the Eiffel-tower, on the Chinese Wall, with Dolphins, Donald Trump, or in making weird lip grimaces in front of the mirror.
why not putting some organic cake, cable, pizza slices, or a plant in your face?

24682160709_fba0ae26f9_o

‘don’t be afraid to create’ he says. exactly, stop to fake and start to make:

26089559761_8e2726b896_o  25636266610_214b70ae06_o 25559990321_6fefe8bdb9_o 25538064096_219ff33d33_o 24431964840_b41b03dbb7_o

25966462256_115b5cfcfa_b

he has waaay too many selfies to show, but if you’re into it:

http://swat.rtgp.xyz/allpictures.html

more (photo)work from Gerard here:

flickr

View other posts by

Leave a Reply

SEARCH THE WHOLE WORLD

LATEST POSTS BY muli-muli

35mm film photography and messy writing about the boring human features of people . contagious. accidental. coincidental. featured on forthehwholeworld.org blog. story about sailing, drugs, puppy litters, abuse,
35mm film photo series about the boring human feature of yawning. contagious. accidental. coincidental.
35mm film photo series about the boring human feature of yawning. contagious. accidental. coincidental. featured on forthehwholeworld.org blog