I will always be attracted to wierdos, outsiders and outliers. As a cinephile, my heroes are subversive artists that challenged academia, the industry and the aesthetics of their time. One of my favorite filmmakers is John Waters. The comedian,film director, screenwriter, author, visual artist and actor created his own scene, his own look. His filmography is a testament to his bad taste, his childhood influence and personal history. He longed to be the filthiest person in the world. For 50 years he has translated his passions into books, Broadway shows, film and fine art.
In a commencement speech for the Rhode Island School of Design he asked graduating students to “use technology for transgression,not lazy social living”. He wants artists to actively participate in the Creative World.
He tells students to read, to spy, to never fear rejection and to constant subvert even their own expectations.