“So really, the person you think you want to date is not the person you want to date at all. They’re just really bad French fries.”
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 took these two photos 9 months apart. That is the amount of time it approximately takes to have a baby. But these photos have nothing to do with babies. Aside from the fact that there’s a girl in the photo and girls give birth to babies, and that we all were babies once, and that I also dated a girl who had a baby from some guy that went to jail. The girl in the photo is not that girl. But all of this makes me think about fast food and how much you crave it sometimes, and then, when you get it, it sucks. So you throw it out, a lot like other things that you think you really want and then when it’s your reality, you don’t want it anymore. Because there is always some sort of disappointment when sleeping with your fantasy. So really, the person you think you want to date is not the person you want to date at all. They’re just really bad French fries.