EMAIL TO FAKIES : I don’t get it..?
REPLY: hahaha…OK…everything on there is a FAKE…so on the front page you have old victorian fake ghosts that they used in parlour tricks from the 1800s, a fake hijab painted on, a famous fake arabian girl, bootleg jazz record, bootleg blues record, counterfeit picasso painting recovered from an art haul, an art installation from LA or miami where a japanese artist created a walk in installation with the idea of having a fake swimming pool you walk in, a fake osama bin laden driving liscence, fake pollock, fake eye lashes, mark gonzales fake skateboard (bending the rules), ben jones tromp l’oeil fake ladder paintings (he does them physcially for installations - inspired by 8bit art), fake tuxedo tee, bootleg motley crue record label, early reconstructive surgery….etc etc
everything on there (and will be) a fake, bootleg, counterfeit, cover version, ripoff, market hackjob etc
I love getting inspired by the internet. Mainly through Tumblrs. If you bookmark 20+ tumblrs, most of them have the same identical images or the same identical limited genrepool of images - sailor tats, racing bikes, leicas, hot models, designer flats, graffitti, supreme tees etc…
I really wanted to do a tumblr but not doing the same old stuff thats already being done well. I wanted a focus, and i decided / realised how much a) i love fake shit (from bad market goods like dvds and tees to shitty fantasy photoshop images…and b) how much of our culture is based on ‘fakeness’…CGI, autotune, plastic surgery, ripping off peoples ideas, covers versions, remakes of films, ‘homages’ like Bapestas in relation to Nikes, Palace skate tees etc etc so i thought i could do something interesting, and using a few google search engine - fakes, bootlegs, counterfeit im coming up with some interesting images….enough to make a different and interesting Tumblr…i feel.
Ive found that looking for the fake shit, is more original than just following the (Tumblr) crowd.
You might not still get it, and some people definately wont get it! but I hope your well