Alright! Heya, OAC! Missed all youz. Been busy. So here I am, recently graduated from anthro school. I had to turn down a job offer, to help a loved one with surgery, and thus I've had some time to just spin my wheels. Among other pursuits, I'm looking into a masters in marketing, and starting a couple small businesses of my own. How've all you been? Seriously. Not an empty question, I'd like to hear about your exploits.
I've been experimenting with visual anthropology lately. I came across this neat esthetic called "LO-FI," which might be useful to the under-equipped visual anthropologists. I threw together a short article and example, available for free here: http://ashkuff.com/akaBlog/?p=5448.
My questions to all of you are these:
(1) Does anybody know anything about LO-FI? I'd like some pointers.
(2) If you don't know about LO-FI, I'd still like opinions on purposely junky photography.
(3) What use is esthetic in visual anthropology?
(4) If esthetic isn't of any use, can it really be avoided?
--- Ashkuff | http://www.ashkuff.com | How to venture out of “armchair” scholarship, and into action? One anthropologist tackles occultism, violence, and more! He gets spooked and roughed up a lot.