“Whenever you point your finger @SomeoneElse, there are always 3 fingers pointing back @You. PH can help you to make that (finger pointing) be a BEAUTIFUL thing” – Rylan Branch Wednesday April 23, 2014
To take yourself off any social media outlets, such as Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, etc. for a few days. To unplug the computer and enjoy real life interactions with live people such as your family and friends. To live life without computer related devices.
I am unplugging, so that I can enjoy my daughter’s wedding.
I am unplugging because I want to experience the real world.
Hey you must be unplugging your life to be able to go camping out here.
I see you are device free, you must be unplugging.
(Editors Mental Note - Monday April 21, 2014)
Originally Published on Published on: Aug 26, 2009 @ 16:38
Mental Note To Self: Was reviewing some of the sacred text here @PH and came across the article below this note from 2009 that was published exactly 4 years, 239 days ago from today, and I recognized that much has changed for the better in regards to life and technological capabilities for yours truly.
It inspired me to review this subject matter that is even more relevant than it was at the time of its original publishing, and while I recognize that there are quite a few individuals who habitually read these words anonymously from the comfort and safety of their comfy zones, in search of what they can take away for their own benefit without offering feedback, this little attention hack will help to clear the air and balance out the force.
From this perspective, it seems as if people tend to post on social media nowadays to learn what others think about their images and status updates, which of course first requires that one be available to observe, and then decide whether or not to offer an opinion. This costs time and attention, which are my most valuable resources, so I will now ask myself exactly whether or not I should be viewing individuals entries, and if so, who’s, and for what reason, as if it serves and benefits me in some way, that would be an ideal investment of time and attention, yet if it is solely to serve the attention needs of another without being mutually beneficial for yours truly, it would be considered in business as a toxic asset/investment which must be cut off for the greater good and growth of these venture.
I decided to go ahead and knock this one out the park before I head out, as the numbers are showing that its about that time.
Over the years, one of the things that I find most interesting and actually quite amusing, is when some individuals, especially certain females that I know, have said that they just know that this whole PimpHop.com is something more than it appears to be, like there is some deeper meaning behind it all, and they continuously search for it, but cant quite get to the bottom of it.
My response is always the same which is,
“Ok, if you say so.”
Is that assesment accurate?
What I do know is as follows.
When I come the the Internet, I notice two basic points of interest.
A. There are close to around 50 eleven million people with personal online profiles, and for the most part on social networking sites, a majority of the ladies like to take pictures and have their pictures looked at and admired and their voices heard by others in the same space.
B. Girls like to hang out V.I.P. status on the town, or simply enjoy a good time outdoors or in the house, and still again, like to take pictures while having fun, and share the images with others.
Can you guess what I said to myself one day a few years back in 2002 when this all got started?
You are correct!
“why not just create an establishment and publication that serves both of those needs ?”
Next, its 1,2,3 presto, and what you see is what you get.
Its simple and easy!
As far as the other stuff, it really is just all pieces of one whole, because well, we do communicate with others, which creates and shapes relationships, and everyone has eyes, and we all usually like to look good in an attempt to feel good, so you have some fashion and automobiles and gadgets, and other things that fall in line with the basic fundamental of functionality for life on Planet Earth..
I believe that anything else is simply what other people add, and I seem to intuitively pick up on it, and add it to the menu, so the whole mystique element is actually something that you as the viewer creates along with me. as we tend to get bored with the same old stuff done over and over all the time (redundant), so I just make things exiting and new, like
The Love Boat.
Truth be told, its all just some thoughts and ideas, if you really wanna know the skinny!
With that said, I sometime have this interesting , dreamlike feeling that each and every, or perhaps the majority of attractive women on the Internet, post pictures for the specific purpose of having me looking at them and offering my opinion. Im speaking of myself, as in me in particular and as strange and self centered as it may sound, it turns out to really be true on my occasions, yet the challenge at this point is that there really are sooo many to look at and listen to ( saturation) and so little time and space.
It has become out of proportion due to the amount of profiles on social networking sites, and well, we all need to be productive with our time in order to earn some income as attention for the sake of attention only, does not seem to cover costs and pay the bills.
This ( a solution) is what the focus will be on for the next few days when I am out as well as online. I have a few highly talented photographer friends that have worked with us over the years who are still waiting on me to figure it all out as that tends to be one of my strong points. We actually used to be continuously active in the streets, literally,
That was then, and this is now, and of course I am aware that people have been saying that we need to update the models gallery for years now, yet between us as friends, I just dont feel very pimpish unless I am the one innovating as opposed to imitating and besides, it has been shown and proven that some of the models that are currently featured have withstood the test of time and have increased in value, so I trust my gut regardless of the opinions of others, as much of a challenge as it is at times.
Even online, it aint easy, yet it always gets done.
I’m on my way out the door, so stay tuned and lets all think about what is really required in order to be and stay enthused and inspired.
(Editors Note – Monday April 21, 2014)
This article was originally Published on: Friday Aug 19, 2011 @ 20:08
T.G.I.F. (Thank God It’s Freeday)
This post was inspired by something that I have been meaning to speak on for a while, and it looks as if today is the day to mark a done did stamp on the goal.
I just returned from the bank as I went to drop off a credit card payment, and as usual, I again saw what for me is one of the worlds greatest turn on’s which is attractive and well manicured women behind a bank counter giving and accepting payments and counting out crispy Federal Reserve Notes and pressing the same buttons on the computer keyboard that I find myself pressing as this entry heads towards published status.
When searching for an image that communicates the scenario best, I actually came across this website called GirlsJustWannaHaveFunds.com in which the header image used in this feature was hosted. It appears to be a financial management tips website targeted towards the female gender, and due to the fact that here at PimpHop.com is where you can find on going proceedings regarding the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Movement, as well as my own exploration into the fundamental reasons why attractive women as bank tellers seem to adhere to some script that flows together in some form of a natural order, I decided to just picture it as such and see what manifests.
In closing, it could be just another case of me seeing what I want to see as opposed to what is actually there in um, REALITY, yet similar to a remote control or other devices commonly used, while we could take the time explore the technicalities in regards to how they actually work and perform their tasks, most of us including yours truly, tends to just accept the fact that they work effectively and utilize them as such.
Exhibition at Robilant + Voena, London
Publication: Robilant + Voena
Publication date: October 2008
Editors: Paolo Bonacina, Marco Voena
Credits: Jablonka Galerie, Patrick Toolan, Fred Torres
Format: 8” x 8”0
Features: 32 pages, full color, paperback catalogue
Excerpt from the critical essay, “David LaChapelle Fusion” by Cesare Cunaccia:
What David LaChapelle stages in his photographic images is an extremist and bizarre comédie humaine. It’s impossible to remain detached before them. They attract, repel, scandalize. They take risks and totally invade the oneiric dimension. They reveal a meaning bordering on trash. They become an implacable distorting mirror of neuroses and hopes, of the deep crisis and merely deferred apocalypse of these penultimate times we are living through.
His images are characterized by glittering camp surfaces, seductively sugary fluorescent colours, surreal and translucent effects, and an opulent, grotesque and pop narrative form. They reveal iconic and transfigured faces, hedonism, the search for beauty and the howl of disintegration. LaChapelle maintains control over these images while yearning to abandon it. It all originates in an aesthetic that apparently belongs to the glamour of consumerism, is nurtured on the glossy pages of fashion magazines, and culminates in an allegorical representation that flings open the Pandora’s box of obsessions, desires and fears that are omnipresent and that gnaw at our age. Disturbing and at the same time hyper-realistic, precious and revolving round the symbolic element like certain enigmatic mannerist works of the sixteenth century, of the Ecole de Fontainebleau or the School of Prague, LaChapelle’s photos perfectly depict the contemporary world, its ambiguous and contrasting nature and the tensions that run through it.