Thursday, May 10, 2012

Influencers

I found this short documentary about "Influencers" very interesting. NB: It may require you to sit still for 13 minutes, but you will take something from it, I promise.

For those of you who don't take the time to watch things, I will quickly explain to you what you could have seen.  This documentary explores what it means to be an influencer. It then goes on to talk about how trends and creativity is becoming more widespread within today's society due to music, fashion and entertainment.

My thoughts on Popular Culture and it's influences on our society: Pop culture is so ingrained into our society that it's impossible not be influenced by it.  I think it's great that it is having such a massive impact on people identities. My life has changed immensely since 2008 (around the time I realised I loved fashion so much) because I have been able to access broad based mediums and because it's become easier for me to search for instant information. I have been able to absorb all this information and it has now helped me to formulate my own ideals, opinions, and essentially my outlook on life. So I believe without pop-culture my "influencers" would have been completely different.

So my questions to you are: What and who are you influenced by? What shapes you as a person? Has it been someone who has created something? A musician? An everyday person? A fashion designer?

See more on the Influencers site

Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today's pop culture.

Ally xxx

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