The Imitation Game
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Now I've got grabbed your attention with this image, let's chat about copycats. Elaine Sturtevant is an artist who became famous through her artwork reproductions. But, they're never exact replicas, as there are always imperfections. If you pop into Thaddaeus Ropac, you'll be sure to notice her imitations of Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp. Even Quentin Tarantino inspired her with this Kill Bill wallpaper. It's got me thinking, about why I find her artwork so uncomfortable. It's because she's made a career by from copying from others' creativity. In the last few months, I've noticed how others have started to adopt my photography style. Or they write their captions in a similar tone of voice to mine. Until recently, it's angered me as I've invested a lot of time developing my aesthetic. But, it's usually pretty innocent. As people are trying to figure out their individual style. Plus, it's pushed me into adapting my own. I mean change is often necessary, right? You may have noticed, I've started to share the original photos in my feed now for even more 'Rosh Realness'. I'm even started editing my content differently, to fit a more 90s aesthetic - so my vibe. It feels a step in the right direction and much more on brand for me. Remember, you can't kill your competition but you can leave them behind by switching it up.
- - - Rosh Realness - - - Entering this room was a pretty trippy experience as there were a few fake Warhols staring back at me. So I've edited this image to reflect how I felt at the time.