On creativity

oliver js pratt

Hi Missy,

great to hear back from u

glad u found the time

yes i do have an exceptional eye for detail esp in relation to arts, presentation, composition etc i like to immerse myself fully and that way become connected to what is going on and being said with the work

thanks for the answer on split screen, it took me back to when i was a younger guy doing some really good and wacky work with photography, nobody could ever believe it was all on one frame and not digitilised, i still believe the old and actual ways have the best results so nice one

its great u take the time to get back to me

even though u do it for many people it makes me feel we have a special understanding, that we are friends, so thanks

I will check out the new one and let u know what i think

I am hoping it is different as once an artist has produced something that was different several times, the new work of the same kind can loose its impact with the same audience, what was heralded as new, shocking, different becomes the norm

which is the hardest thing for any conceptualising artist to deal with but also the spur to keep on moving, evolving, innovating and creating something new

For me, just because it may be the same that used to be different doesn't devalue the work, if anything it confirms the skill of the artist but i love change and moving on and new things so i am excited

will let u know

thanks again Missy

take care

Oli x

 

Missy:

Oli, no problems getting back to you. I was taught good manners never go out of style. You take time to write, I make the time to answer. It is what should happen, although it should happen a lot quicker than it does.

There were some very powerful thoughts in your e-mail below:

 "once an artist has produced something that was different several times, the new work of the same kind can loose its impact with the same audience, what was heralded as new, shocking, different becomes the norm"

This is something of which I am keenly aware. Repeating oneself is the greatest fear I have, but interestingly, it is what the vast majority of people want. For example, 1st Orgasm now has 150,000 views - and people are always asking for more like that. 2nd Orgasm. 3 rd Orgasm. This is how really bad movie franchises start. And if I ever give in to that need, it will be the death of this project and me as an artist.

There is hopefully a strong handwriting of creativity, risk taking and boundary pushing with each video - but not neccessarily in a porn sense, otherwise it just becomes porn, but in the sense of never pandering to the audience with what works, with what gets the numbers. 

If people want a template approach to erotica, they have come to the wrong place. Interestingly, I know I could do a video that would get 2 million views on Vimeo, and I could do that video tomorrow. I would just give people what they want, and strip out all the annoying thinking that I make people do. Let's face it, not many people want their porn wrapped in pyscho-analysis and documentary reporting. But approximately 20,000 do, because that is what each video averages - and I would much rather 20,000 people like you with class and intelligence than 2 million people looking for their next porn hit.

Thank you for bringing your intelligence and analysis to the project. It is greatly appreciated! :) 

Missy x