Anonymous asked:
I find you sly and manipulative. To use a project to get close to famous people and brag about it on every social media is disgusting. You stalk these people and God only knows what you do to get the pictures. Just because you are pretty doesn't make you successful nor talented, you are just a clown, get off your high horse.

i usually dont waste my time replying to people who would judge and analyze my life and ethics, rather than build a life of their own. but this message was a perfect mashup of the things ive been getting lately, and as much as i dont care, im going to take the opportunity to clear up a few things.

if i wanted to brag about the opportunities im given, the people i meet, the friendships that are built, i easily could. however, i find it tasteless and uncalled for as well as disrespectful, so i dont. to post polaroids, whether on my website, instagram or twitter, is just as fair as sharing your music, artwork, and/or photos of your friends. “its not the same”, why? as far as i know, they are just pictures, whether the subject is my mother or jillian banks. they are both just people, and if you knew anything about my project, you would know thats exactly the point im trying to make. im not interested in the fame or the name these individuals have made for themselves. not everyone has the intention of taking advantage of peoples statuses. i didnt start this project because i wanted to get close to famous people and use them. yes, ive made friends along the way, but that was never the goal. i was attending shows way before i started the polaroid project and when given the chance, i would exchange a few words with the artists. im a curious being, i love meeting new people and theres nothing like a sincere conversation face to face. eventually i started taking pictures as well, and yes, at the beginning i would wait around after shows, but i always asked permission to snap the pictures and never have i imposed myself. i have been drunk and made a fool of myself before, but ive always been respectful and genuine. whenever you start something, the hardest part is to get the ball rolling. you have to work and use what you have, and thats what i did. with time i built a portfolio, which created credibility, and now i always contact management prior to shows.

this project means the world to me and i take it very seriously and professionally. i consider it my job and finance everything myself, so if i didnt care about it and the meaning behind it, i wouldnt invest so much time, energy and money into it. so, sorry to ruin your fantasy, but i dont hook up or give blow jobs in order to get the pictures. you dont always have to be “sly and manipulative” and fuck your way into getting things. to you it might just look like a lot of fun - going to shows all the time and meeting these people - and it is, but i work my ass off. it can be exhausting, and it requires sacrifices and full commitment.

with that said, you are free to say and think whatever you want. ill keep investing all my heart in what i do, whether people like/respect my work or not.

  1. the xx - reconsider (jamie xx edit)
  2. SOHN - the chase
  3. the kite string tangle - arcadia
  4. josef salvat - shoot and run
  5. sundara karma - indigo puff
  6. zella day - compass
  7. little shoes big voice - blue veins
  8. laura welsh x ang low - lifeline
  9. C A T H E D R A L S - OOO AAA
  10. VERITE - weekend
  11. kwabs - walk
  12. shannon saunders - sheets
  13. shy girls - all for show (prod. by jono ma)
  14. panama - stay forever
  15. james vincent mcmorrow - cavalier (SAFIA cover)
  16. alt-j - every other freckle
  17. parker ighile - this is america (feat. g-eazy)
  18. BASTILLE - bad news
  19. pin tweaks - girl on the wire
  20. cambio sun - weight of the world
  21. emile haynie - a kiss goodbye (feat. charlotte gainsbourg, devonte hynes and sampha)
  22. BROODS - four walls
  23. pearl - not enough
  24. kimberly anne - almost on my feet
  25. jessie ware - say you love me
  26. the harpoons - unforgettable
  27. raury x vancouver sleep clinic - superfly
  28. raury - cigarette song (snakeship remix)
  29. coucheron - deep end (feat. eastside and mayer hawthorne) (matoma remix)
  30. thrupence - prelude
chris “woody” wood, william farquarson, dan smith and kyle j simmons of bastille, 2014 // the polaroid project
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parallels, 2014
4
polarizzle, 2014
3
cotton candy, 2014
5
polaroid, 2014
5
monica birkenes aka mr little jeans, 2014 // the polaroid project
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christian berishaj aka JMSN, 2014 // the polaroid project
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artists/bands you might not know about but SHOULD know about - vol. II

supercookie, 2014
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oh captain! my captain! my genie, my robot, my mrs. doubtfire who made me terrified of board games and wish to be one of the lost boys. thank you for making the world better. rest in peace sir - forever my childhood hero.
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  1. dustin tebbutt - bones (fractures remix)
  2. thylacine - dad (feat. camille despres)
  3. coldplay - magic (moseqar remix)
  4. shura - just once
  5. holpium - dreamers (feat. phoebe lou)
  6. laurel - to the hills (SBMRGE remix)
  7. jane tyrrell - wild waters
  8. FAMY - ava epilogue
  9. RHODES - your soul
  10. robyn sherwell - love somebody
  11. astronomyy - u make me feel good
  12. beat connecion - hesitation (jerome LOL remix)
  13. sir sly - you haunt me
  14. jordan bratton - must be
  15. marti ann - orange spray (prod. by ferraz)
  16. vaults - lifespan
  17. erik hassle - pathetic (chrome sparks remix)
  18. tomas barford - busy baby (feat. nina k) (oliver nelson remix)
  19. waylayers - take hold
  20. sky ferreira - everything is embarrassing
  21. we are the brave - your ghost
  22. BROODS - L.A.F.
  23. years and years - breathe (blu cantrell cover)
  24. BANKS - begging for thread
  25. chet faker x goldlink - on you
  26. CLUB KURU - seesaw
  27. astronomyy - nothin on my mind
  28. we the wild - trampoline (lovelife remix)
  29. james vincent mcmorrow - cavalier (samuraii remix)
  30. ryan hemsworth - one for me (feat. tinashe) (lucas remix)
  31. chet faker - gold
brunch, 2014
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