TALES OF AN ORANGEPEELER
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04.24.05, Sunday morning
From Synthetic Zero: "Another thing that stuck in my mind after seeing the Arbus show was something from a letter she wrote near the end of her life about this day she was reviewing some student work. She said at one point she hardly wanted to look at the pictures, because they were bad and she was worried she would somehow learn how to take bad pictures from them. I think I know what she means: looking at bad (pictures, films, books, etc.) isn't necessarily neutral. You can learn how not to see from them, I think."