“It was this Tumblr full of slightly strange images”, Knight says now. “It was a lot to do with death, a lot to do with sex and a lot to do with fashion. There were some abstract ones. And this blonde girl appeared every now and then. She was photographing herself and putting the photographs on to her Tumblr, and people were commenting on it. She’s got a very distinctive face, an unconventional beauty. And people wrote quite savage things to her. ‘What’s wrong with your face?’ That sort of thing. But she was putting herself out there, answering those comments. Her answers felt fast, open and vulnerable but at the same time tough. So I thought she’d be really good. I’m going to write to her.”
Peep Show: Tumblr inspired fashion individuality
This story really exemplifies all the great things about Tumblr, for me. It’s about things that inspire me, things that I find reflect my sensibilities: past, present and aspirational — and the very human need to share a part/a view of myself with others.
Great art from SHOWstudio and a great blog from Rei Nadal.