If taxi drivers are a barometer of national discourse (see unrelated article on the recent kindness movement), then photographers probably do the same for the indie scene. An excerpt from a recent conversation in a certain photographer’s car:
Me: Do you think indie is the new mainstream?
Photographer: I think mainstream is the new indie.
There is probably quite a bit of truth to this, though the scene kids will probably have one or two things to say about it. The most enlightened (and postmodern) among us would probably waive the need for such quibbling, though I must say I have a few more questions. Is Topshop really indie-indie? Isn’t time for some boys to hit the gym? So here we have a problem with labels, labels, labels.
Same photographer also has me looking at complex geometries this morning. Some of you might like it.