russell higgs

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tuesday 18032008


on the HEADPHONES: Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), "The Medium is the Massage" mp3

http://www.ubu.com/sound/mcluhan.html

meanwhile.......

PRESCRIBED REALITY:

A CULTURE'S POWER STRUCTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW WE LOOK AND HOW WE ARE LOOKED AT.

When I'm walking down the road and strangers passing by bring to my attention that they've noticed I'm not wearing any shoes, I sometimes want to say: "Relax. I'm not putting kittens in a blender. I am simply choosing not to wear any shoes."

I'm not wearing any gloves either, but that never seems to be an issue.

Here's a varied selection of useful responses, when opting to experience the world barefoot and unbranded....

http://www.barefooters.org/faq/17.html

plus

http://www.barefooting.eu/


tuesday 18032008


on the HEADPHONES: Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980), "The Medium is the Massage" mp3

http://www.ubu.com/sound/mcluhan.html

meanwhile.......

PRESCRIBED REALITY:

A CULTURE'S POWER STRUCTURE DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW WE LOOK AND HOW WE ARE LOOKED AT.

When I'm walking down the road and strangers passing by bring to my attention that they've noticed I'm not wearing any shoes, I sometimes want to say: "Relax. I'm not putting kittens in a blender. I am simply choosing not to wear any shoes."

I'm not wearing any gloves either, but that never seems to be an issue.

Here's a varied selection of useful responses, when opting to experience the world barefoot and unbranded....

http://www.barefooters.org/faq/17.html

plus

http://www.barefooting.eu/


comments (1)

  • Ron S
  • On the sofa
  • 18 Mar 2008, 19:11
Bloody Hell Russell! This is amazing.
I've just spent half-an-hour browsing your portfolio. Before anything else I have to admire your endurance and tenacity; have you ever wanted to give up?
After that the creativity. I guess this is something that grows exponentially. The more self-portraits you shoot the more ideas you get. I've read some of your thought provocations as well and whilst not necessarily agreeing (you didn't expect that did you) I think the challenges thrown down are important and stimulating. In our hurried world too few people take the time to really consider where they stand.
There is so much here that I can't do it justice by looking through all your shots - don't have that endurance and tenacity I suppose. What I have looked at tells a fascinating story.

Good luck, hope you enjoy the rest of this creation, however long it takes!
russell higgs: Thanks very much for your comment Ron.

When I first decided to do this, back in the summer of 2006, I originally gave myself the option of having the weekends off. I assumed I wouldn't want to be committed to creating something every single day. But I soon discovered that I didn't need the weekend opt out and I scrapped it as an option within the first month.

I never really think about giving it up, but there are days when I don't feel like it or I want to get it over with. And very occasionally there have been moments when I lose confidence in my ability to satisfactorily create yet another one. All of which gives the project it's varied textures, which it wouldn't have if I was only being creative on days when I was keen. And I am regularly able to surprise myself, which is really important to me.

Obviously there are days when I am just cruising along. And were I to find myself in an overly prolonged stretch of consecutive cruising, then I would consider bringing the project to a close.

But right now I am still very enthusiastic about it . A pose a day really does help me work rest and play. I'd heartily recommend that everyone gives it a go.

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