Monday, December 3, 2012

I made a tumblr. I made three tumblrs actually. What's the plural of Tumblr? Are we sure it's Tumblrs? Is it not Tumblri? Anyway, I made three Tumblri, and each one is about the pornography of things. I'm not sure where this started, this pornography of things. Or rather, I'm not sure where calling it porn started. But it's fascinating to me to see peoples' obsessions as they're manifested all around the world. Ruin Porn, for instance, is wonderful because there are ruins everywhere, and someone is obsessed with them, and someone is photographing them, and someone is collecting those photographs so we can all drool over ruins that we might otherwise never see.

If you read my blog or follow my instagram or my twitter or my facebook [god I'm gross], then you know that I, too, am obsessive. And I photograph everything. This only started when I got a good camera back in April of 2011. Before then, I photographed things every once in awhile, but the quality just wasn't great, and someone was always spilling beer on my cheap point and shoot, so I didn't really bother. But now I bother. I bother way too much. It's a compulsion. I can't not do it.

For instance, in the past 24 hours alone I took one photo of the sunset, six photos of street art, and two photos of palm trees.

I looked through my photos and realized that the two main subjects I photograph most are street art and sunsets. So those are my tumblr porn blogs. Sunset Porn [which doesn't have any photos yet because Tumblr has a photo upload limit] and Street Art Porn, which is currently up to date as of today and which includes all the street art I've shot from all over the world: Rome, Prague, Buenos Aires, Colonia de Sacramento, Santiago, Valparaíso, New York City, Salt Lake City, Denver, Boulder, Littleton, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Chicago, Austin, Marfa, Flagstaff, the Grand Canyon, and Davis.

It's horrifyingly excessive, I know. But that's what porn is!

Oh and I made Palm Tree Porn, too, because they're like these weird looking little ghosts that follow me around California.

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