Moving to france in two or three years to mimic Robert Franks "The Americans" but instead of covering the shift of culture in post-war America, i'm covering the shift in french identity because of all the god damn Muslim immigration. Ill be staying there for a few years. I need help with rent. any takers?
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so you asked for my help on /int/
i do have a small studio in the chink area of paris, cheap
this is 2 3 years down the line though and i might have left this shithole so make another thread at this point
Make sure you do what he did.
Don't just ape what you see in his photos, ape what you see in his method. It should give you some cool varied results.
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Not all the time, because his method would probably be trashed completely by /p/.
A decent amount of the photographs he took were either hip-shots or other methods in which foresight of the result would be minimal. Some of the photos don't give off this vibe from a purely visual point even though that was how they were taken.
That doesn't mean he photographed random shit, though. It was more that the WAY in which he shot was random. It gives diverse results; some bad, for example "flawed by meaningless blur grain, muddy exposure, drunken horizons, and general sloppiness", but some memorable and to this day held up on a pedestal.
With this said though, you could just trash that, do your own method :^) and make it a spiritual/subject successor.
A Swiss man's view of America
An American's view of France
(assuming you're american)
>"french identity", whatever the fuck that is
>"german identity", whatever the fuck that is
>"british identity", whatever the fuck that is
"american identity", whatever the fuck that is
What it is, is whatever it WAS before we fucking lost our cultures for the MUH FEELINS of people who don't belong in our countries.
you can take your 20th century views and keep them were they belong. We are living in a world of globalization and if your ultimate goal is to portrait the need to preserve a singe culture within it's borders, you're bound to fail
You mean how Robert Frank "failed" documenting a country that was built on immigration? Ill take my chances.
>Moves to france in 2016
>Covers the shift in french identity
That train has left the station 50 years ago, there's even a whole film genre based on the loss of french identity in favor of another
Really? Because the narrative I'm getting is this:
> god damn muslims don't belong in France
> god damn muslims fucking up the french identity
> I'd better "document" this horrible change
Im sorry to hear that, but thats not the goal. if you have any understanding of The Americans then maybe you'd know what im trying to do.
As of my personal opinions im an absurdest and hate Islam with a deep undying passion.
I don't know who you consider "the muslims" to be, but I live in a city with roughly a quarter of the population having some sort of migrant background and nobody is murdering jews on the street
anyways, this is turning too /pol/ so I'm out
As for OP: get a job, save money and then travel like everybody else does it. Read up things like squatting, dumpster diving etc.
The Americans is a view of American post-war society with the distance of a foreign mind with few preconceptions of what American society was like.
If you're trying to do something similar around french culture, you've already failed when you've decided that muslim immigrants have had a negative effect on french identity. You no longer have the distance and lack of preconception of french society, because you've already decided what french society should be, what you think it is, and what you perceive the problem to be.
Okay, but the project isnt about whether or not islam is bad. The idea is to be a bystander as the cultural changes occour, and with these terror attacks and rioting and killings are on the rise, and with that, so will anti-muslim sentiments rise. The next 10 years are the making for a new french culture i believe.
Have you ever left your state?
Do you get all your information from Fox News?
Do you speak French?
Do you plan to take snapshits in the Paris suburbs?
Also, why 2-3 years? Go now if you think there's something happening.
Why post this if it's 2-3 years?
I'm going to be in Barcelona for the next few months, considering moving to EU for a bit at least next year. Gotta get my visa bs settled though. (US Patriot 420)