Hacked By GeNErAL
Photos, photo manipulation and words by G.
From our preoccupation with paparazzi candids to our obsession with taking selfies, we are a world hypnotized by the siren call of fame. No one knows this better than cultural commentary artist Geoffrey Dicker. His life work has been the examination of celebrity. Starting as a teenaged autograph collector in his hometown of Los Angeles, and progressing to authoring 3 books and helming his popular NYC art, music and pop culture blog, According2G.com, Dicker has deeply explored the ramifications of social media, celebrity, and self-obsession. In his latest endeavor, “To Thine Own Selfie Be True,” Dicker turns his camera lens both on himself and the famous simultaneously. His visually arresting self-portraits are celebrity candids without celebrity. Tabloids may have pronounced that the famous are “just like us,” but Dicker takes this message to a haunting and satirical extreme. As twin “selfies,” they take a humorous look at the implications of fame and social media in our culture – namely that while we worship these false idols, we secretly want to be the one everybody is chasing after.
The project will gradually be updated on its home, which is: www.tothineownselfiebetrue.tumblr.com Please keep checking back for new content. And tell a friend! We’re going viral!
Photos and T-shirt slogans by G.
Are you sick of being forced by the internet to reminisce on ‘throwback Thursday’ or ‘flashback Friday’? If so, this post is for you. I’ve created a line of shirts for #FakeT-ShirtFriday! A lot of these have ‘naughty’ words, so if that sort of thing offends you – tough shit! It’s 2015, for fuck’s sake!
And after the jump, see a few more…
Photos and words by Geoffrey Dicker.
Here are 15 times quotes from “I Won The Internet!” by Geoffrey Dicker made your life better. Remember, sharing is caring!
Photo and art by Carl “Screwtape” Paoli.
Wow! What an honor to be immortalized by the amazing artist Carl ‘Screwtape’ Paoli. Carl is a jack of all trades who has found success in Hollywood as a stuntman, is a film-maker and documentarian and he’s also an artist whose work has been shown in the streets as well as galleries all over the world. He presented me with a painting of myself this weekend and I am both thankful and humbled to be painted by such a great talent. Please visit his website (link will open in a new window) and follow him on Instagram at IM_Screwtape. He often posts time-lapse videos that document his paintings and they will blow your mind. Thanks again Screwtape!!! I am so honored!