“We are a lost generation, desperately clinging to anything that feels real, but too afraid to become it ourselves. We are a defeated generation, resigned to the hypocrisy of those before us, who once sang songs of rebellion and now sell them back to us. We are the last generation, a culmination of all previous things, destroyed by the vapidity that surrounds us. The hipster represents the end of Western civilization – a culture so detached and disconnected that it has stopped giving birth to anything new.”—Hipster: The Dead End of Western Civilization
“Beim schwedischen Finale des Eurovision Song Contest waren sagenhafte 400 Journalisten akkreditiert. Jeder berichtete für seinen Arbeitgeber. Wie viele nahezu identische Texte unterschiedlichster Journalisten gab es wohl anschließend bei Google News zu bewundern? Und was wird der Einsatz die Verlage gekostet haben?”
On the coming reality of stills sourced from video
Clayton Cubitt: I think photography is moving towards seamlessness. The future of photography won’t be about capturing a decisive moment by timing a shot perfectly. Cameras will capture everything – thirty or sixty frames per second. Then you choose. Like a DVR for life.
Tokion Magazine: Doesn’t that sound like cheating?
Clayton Cubitt: If you think a photographer’s creativity comes from their shutter finger, then it’s cheating. But if you think the creativity comes from the setup, the perspective, from the editing and the craft, then I think it’s no big deal.