Wednesday, November 01, 2006

I might need to do bodily harm to someone, I'm not sure

It's days like today that make me want to quit the photography and go to law school or something. I'm going on pause for a few days, or until bludgeoning highly unprofessional models and myopic, self-richeous German teens is legal. Long story.

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Blogger super said...

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12:17 PM  
Blogger super said...

i would kill for reading the "long story".

so probably we could make a deal :)

let me bludgeon your "highly unprofessional models and myopic, self-richeous German teens" and you write...

besides: love your work
daniel
http://www.blindtexter.org

12:21 PM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

ha ha ha, that comment actually made me feel a lot better. thanks!

i'm actually saving the full "long story" for my book (i'm writing that chapter today), but here's the gist:
models: my canadian interview was wednesday, they needed foorage of a shoot, the models weren't very forthcoming with their needs, we wound up doing a lot to accommodate them, then they cancelled at the last minute, 45 minutes before my interview, 3 hours before the shoot. they claim it wasn't entirely their fault, and it might not have, but their time management skills were terrible and it cost them a job.

the german teens: i had an interview published in a german online magazine, and i have no idea how good the translation was, but it seemed to have gotten skewered in the "comments" section. normally, i don't give a rat's patoot about what people say about me, but there was one comment that claimed i had no knowledge of art history when a.) the first sentence said i had studied it in college and b.) it was my major--three years of intense art history classes. so yeah, actually, i know a lot about art history.

so maybe just that one german teen..... :)

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, samantha. sorry and please don't feel bad. this stuff happens to uns all the time, and it says a lot more about how superficially texts are read in general than about you or the content of the interview. the thing is: most people tend to leave negative comments if they feel they have any justification to do so. the others just do it. and a lot of the comments were also really positive, you know.
meredith.

12:57 PM  
Blogger super said...

well. could it be that the gemrman online teen magazin is called jetzt.de?

thats the community where i started to write too :)

but:
having knowledge about art history or not. never mind. every art stays (or falls) for its own.
in return for sharing your big model-german-teen-drama-secret with me i sent you a link to some private crazy no-porn pics from my sisters birthday: http://fotos.web.de/danetzel/2006_ana_bday

5:07 PM  
Anonymous mo said...

Sitzi seemed to have a bad day/week/years...
I like the pictures and do not care about how "radical" they are.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

meredith: no no no, i'm not upset with you or the interview experience. you were fantastic, and i had fun! i was annoyed by some of the comments, yes, but they haven't affected me. i don't know these people, and, nothing personal, i don't give a rat's patoot about what they think of me. it's just a frustrating process.

super: yup, that's the one. seems like an interesting magazine. makes me wish i knew german...

mo: thanks! funny thing is, i don't remember actually ever claiming the pictures were all that radical. maybe radical in the sense that they show graphic sexual content, but that's about it.

11:50 AM  
Anonymous mo said...

yes, I also realised that. people criticise things you did not say and which were not written... could be worse ;)

10:12 AM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

hmm, people criticizing me for things i never said....i feel like a celebrity! (kidding)

3:28 PM  

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