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Sunday, April 14, 2013

摸魚~ Fumbling for Fish. IV

    Digital manipulation tools like Adobe Photoshop are best used to cosmetically modify or efficiently emulate physical alterations existing practically-made works. Over-reliance on computer-generated effects as a primary source of displaying imagination reflects the disposable consumerist attitude that followed a culture once proud of its ability to manufacture and produce abundant national products for worldwide dispersal. By not adapting the citizenship to raise native standards with better early education and improved family resources, it comes as no surprise that a formerly industrious populace neither living within its means nor evolving to meet new definitions would also result in a shrunken middle-class growing more desperate to secure a perch on the economic ladder.

Bottle on 4990. (click to enlarge)

Bottle on 4990. (click to enlarge)

Bottle on 4990. (click to enlarge)

    When a nation's citizens grow increasingly ignorant of their own productive capabilities and are insidiously steered toward developing insatiable appetites for image-oriented mirages designed by visual media conglomerates for individual rather than communal profit, the financial gaps in society will eventually become ravenous abysses the likes of which only few can traverse. It's been said that fortune favors the brave, while perpetuating various irrational fears among an uneducated people has proved historically accurate and customarily advantageous to the slave trade.

    "You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis."
- Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)

    Note: All images are *not* created with digital manipulation software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) for composition and content.

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