IMG MGMT: Do Attempt This At Home

by Stephanie Diamond on July 29, 2008 · 16 comments IMG MGMT

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Image Stephanie Diamond

[Editors note: IMG MGMT is an artist essay series highlighting the diversity of curatorial processes within the art making practice. Stephanie Diamond, today’s invited artist exhibits her work internationally and nationally and maintains the website stephaniediamond.com]

DO ATTEMPT THIS AT HOME

Congratulations! You have been selected to be part of the exhibition, Do Attempt This at Home. Please follow the simple instructions below for the exhibition. Thank you and good luck!

1. How do you feel?

2. Pull out your cell phone.

3. Set it to camera mode.

4. Take a picture.

5. Do you look like how you feel?

6. Do you look like a different feeling?

7. If satisfied, save picture.

8. If not satisfied, erase and re-shoot your photo until it reflects the feeling you want to evoke.

9. Refer to these photos in the future to remember how you felt and feel.

10. Repeat these steps, as needed.

11. Take some pretty pictures sometimes too, i.e.: clouds, totem poles, pools, beaches, and trees.

12. Take some shots of people you like as well.

13. Save these people pictures as photo ID’s, and when these people call you their photos will come up.

RULES
You cannot erase any photos of children.

All of the photos you take can only exist on your cell phone; they cannot be downloaded onto your computer.

You can text message these photos; I encourage this to be done with the majority of your texts.

If someone sends you a text message; you can upload it to your phone, but her/his name must be mentioned when exhibiting the image.

OPTIONAL

Share your exhibition with others.

Keep your exhibition for private viewing only.

See below for examples of Do Attempt This at Home. These 33 images were selected out of 108 photos taken over the course of three years on one cell phone.

et-finger.jpg

i-like-my-skinny-arm-thought-i-was-fat-here-but-the-photo-shows-otherwise.jpg

after-omega-with-tom.jpg

before-a-cleanse.jpg

clouds-beach.jpg

my-birthday-this-year-33-on-33.jpg

bundled-took-this-to-send-to-tom-he-started-me-with-photo-text-messages.jpg

pool.jpg

al-and-brian-first-discovering-their-camera-phone-at-joshs-bar-mitzvah.jpg

camp-laurel-totem-pole.jpg

2-new-years-ago-after-another-cleanse.jpg

halloween-everyone-says-it-does-not-look-like-me-i-have-been-a-gypsy-for-many-halloweens.jpg

karelle-from-miami.jpg

scared-before-my-opening-in-north-carolina-sent-it-to-jen-jewerly-she-made-me-feel-better.jpg

on-the-beach-this-year.jpg

phoebe-my-niece-with-a-glowing-mouth.jpg

sd-bed.jpg

right-before-a-sneeze-took-this-for-the-project.jpg

this-is-my-sister.jpg

seeing-if-i-look-good.jpg

after-the-cleanse-with-the-bed-photo-and-before-a-picnic-with-al-and-the-kids.jpg

i-like-this-one-gave-that-shirt-away-is-that-drool.jpg

with-tom-on-train-home-from-omega.jpg

an-altar-i-made-for-one-of-my-dances.jpg

i-am-crying-here-and-did-not-know-it-until-i-took-the-photo-there-were-no-tears-just-this-shot.jpg

also-two-summers-ago-i-look-at-this-in-the-winter-to-feel-sweaty.jpg

brian-being-touched-by-susan-on-his-heart.jpg

glowing-on-train.jpg

took-this-to-cheer-my-friend-stephanie-up-i-texted-it-to-her.jpg

on-the-toilet-after-basel-cuchi-auction.jpg

cant-remember-why-i-took-this-one.jpg

phoebe-shoes.jpg

sd-ending.jpg

 

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

James July 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Has Motorola found their Rick Rubin??

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James July 29, 2008 at 1:50 pm

Has Motorola found their Rick Rubin??

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James July 29, 2008 at 8:50 am

Has Motorola found their Rick Rubin??

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Leslie Zucker July 29, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Lerve this… you’re so cool. check your phone for a surprise picture someday soon!

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Leslie Zucker July 29, 2008 at 9:19 am

Lerve this… you’re so cool. check your phone for a surprise picture someday soon!

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Greg July 29, 2008 at 2:40 pm

Love the idea–Will do it–Thanks for sharing this and your work!

MUCH LOVE,

a loyal fan

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Greg July 29, 2008 at 9:40 am

Love the idea–Will do it–Thanks for sharing this and your work!

MUCH LOVE,

a loyal fan

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ChrisL July 30, 2008 at 2:11 am

Maybe camera phones are to photography in 2008 as pre-mixed tubes of paint were to painting near the turn of the century.

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ChrisL July 30, 2008 at 2:11 am

Maybe camera phones are to photography in 2008 as pre-mixed tubes of paint were to painting near the turn of the century.

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ChrisL July 29, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Maybe camera phones are to photography in 2008 as pre-mixed tubes of paint were to painting near the turn of the century.

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Pam July 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

stephanie is curious to find out what the photograph can teach her that she didn’t notice with her eyes. and she shows us how much fun this process can be, and how we can effortlessly integrate photo projects into our lives. if you have a chance, have her take a look at your family photos and tell you what she sees. you will be surprised.

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Pam July 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

stephanie is curious to find out what the photograph can teach her that she didn’t notice with her eyes. and she shows us how much fun this process can be, and how we can effortlessly integrate photo projects into our lives. if you have a chance, have her take a look at your family photos and tell you what she sees. you will be surprised.

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Pam July 31, 2008 at 5:42 pm

stephanie is curious to find out what the photograph can teach her that she didn’t notice with her eyes. and she shows us how much fun this process can be, and how we can effortlessly integrate photo projects into our lives. if you have a chance, have her take a look at your family photos and tell you what she sees. you will be surprised.

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Jill Keller August 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Great idea. The, about to sneeze, is one of my favorites. All the best

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Jill Keller August 2, 2008 at 9:33 pm

Great idea. The, about to sneeze, is one of my favorites. All the best

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Jill Keller August 2, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Great idea. The, about to sneeze, is one of my favorites. All the best

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