Here are some things I’ve been having to explain lately, a lot…
I was born in 1985, so if I like old movies (I guess 80s movies can be called oldies nowadays), it’s because I grew up watching them and because I hate CGI, not because I want to be cool.
If I like scarfs and jackets, or any kind of formal garment, it’s because I like to dress somehow elegant and I have since I was a kid, not because I want to look cool.
I’m from Mexico and if I write this blog in English, it’s because that way I can reach more people and because I can, but not because I want to be cool.
If I read universal literature, specially the classics, it’s because I fucking love them, because when I went to college to study literature, I did to some day be a novelist and tell stories, not because I wanted to be fucking cool.
If I like taking pictures with my DSRL, it’s because I wanted a camera since I was 8, but my mom raised me by herself and she couldn’t buy me one then. Then, when I started with the DSRL, everything changed for me. No, I don’t take pictures because I want to be cool.
I truly believe that any form of art must deliver a message, teach you a lesson, make you feel something; art is not about being cool.
Here’s the truth and nothing but the truth: I don’t want to be cool, I want to be an artist, I have since I can remember. Yes, there was a time when I wanted to be cool, and no matter what I did, it never worked; I even stopped being myself. Now, you know what? I don’t care anymore.
There, it’s out of my chest. Thank you for reading. Love, Neda.