“Who are these Joneses? And do they have a Facebook? And why doesn’t my dog Gidget care about them unless they have a Beggin’ Strip for her?”
Words & Photographs by Gordon Holden Gordon Holden is a conceptual artist and photographer. His work captures visual and tactile expression through the backwards mitch mash of an osmosis of past and present pop culture. _________________________________________________________________________________________________
I recently saw a rerun of the show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians.” I don’t really understand the show or the people on it, but it is entertaining how much they are acting in their reality. I guess everyone acts a little different when they have a camera pointed at them, especially when the person behind it tells you to say cheese. And it also made me think about that old saying, keeping up with the Joneses. Who are these Joneses? And do they have a Facebook? And why doesn’t my dog Gidget care about them unless they have a Beggin’ Strip for her? I think it’s kind of the same, except the Kardashian’s are extremely ordinary people with average taste and more money than they knew what to do with. Which is in fact what the Joneses were except they had a white picket fence and a dog they gave Beggin’ Strips to, but were without a tv show documenting their daily life and a whole range of beauty products and a high fashion line called Kardashian Klothing Kollection sold to people at Sears
At least they all have good moral values and great skin complexion. ‘Cause that’s all thats all that matters, really. I mean, I don’t know why, but I’ve always been into leopard print. No joke, when I was 14 years old, I wanted my entire room covered in it.