An Explanation of the Absurd

Serious photography.

Serious photography.

I realize with new visitors to the site there might be a lot of questions into what the heck is being made here. You might just look at these photographs and think this guy really wants you to look at his face. You might be right about that but I wouldn’t be comfortable with admitting that.

The Everything Waffles portraits are part of a growing production of work that critiques the absurd amount of content online and serious ways art investigates them. The portraits themselves are a collection of appropriated images that were selected from strange catacombs of the web. I would admit to them being all parts of my soul, just like that film 9, but I don’t think I can compare any of my soul to Freddie Mercury.

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However I can’t get away without mentioning my cats involvement. My cat’s name is Waffles, and if you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s the reason for the title of the work. It began as a simple integration of my cat into all portraits I could create, for the absurd act of just doing it. Other than that you should just look at more cat photos, because there isn’t enough apparently.

Growing Production you ask? Well There are many videos you can find on this site, both promotions for books made and ridiculous reactions to people telling me to create video art. In my great effort to avoid video art, I am making videos that are not made for art. It is a great anit-conformist thing to work on but I think it’s growing into a great conformist project.

In the coming months you will find far more content here then before and the portraits project will become the origins of what is to come. Waffles will have roles, however you will discover all of my interests in looking at art and then quickly making a reactionary body of work.

For now however you can just look take a peek at the zines that have been made following these portraits and how sad the really are.

Issue No. 11

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New Series and Podcast On the Horizon

 

I have promised for months of new things on the horizon from Everything Waffles. Where have those gone? Who is responsible for such acts of reckless premature comments? Well that would actually be me. But you can rest safely tonight as these promises will soon be fulfilled! The Waffles community is growing and I am finally accepting the geek inside and you will soon find many new video series’ on here.

Freddy Mercury himself has risen from his grave to help me with this coming month. Just check out his cat vest, he must have something in mind!

You can still get the latest zines however and as the continue to evolve you will start to find my new interest with the project.

The Legend

This photo comes to you from 7 years ago into the present day. All of this time has been spent preparing the costume and working with cosplay portraits to capture the spirit of Link. There is no single source image I am taking from here but only the interest in recreating those who take the time to become their favorite character. What not go for my own favorite character?
This costume is actually very straight forward and finding Death Mountain wasn’t too hard out west. The land of Hyrule seems to have adopted a new shield these days. You will find more information and all of the upcoming projects in the new zine that will look more like a gold edition Zelda cartridge.