This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
And somedays, I make even less than minimum wage. holy cow.
model: Tiffany Nacke
wardrobe hair & photo: Elizabeth Kross
model: Tiffany Nacke
I need to remind you all. There are some things that you guys aren’t taking advantage of:
1) I still have a bunch of Superstition 2013 calendars for sale and there are still quite a few of you that claimed you wanted one & haven’t gotten one. I don’t think I’m going to do another batch, so get one while you can!! Text me to order 215-850-1906
or paypal $25 to ElizabethKrossphoto@gmail.com
2) Greg Hess is newly located in South Philadelphia and is the all-traveling tattoo artist gypsy. Come to him, and he will cut you some awesome deals. Want him to come to you? get a few people together & put down a deposit, and he can travel. 15 years experience + no high shop prices = a win win for you! call/text him for an appointment 267-625-7937
3) Blue Hair Studio is still running their Starving Artist Campaign. You really can’t beat this offer… You get to share your art and have it hung. You get to donate to charity, AND you get a free hair cut and color makeover by one of the best salons around.
Call BLue to make an appointment: 215-947-2297
4) I have an artist studio on 4th st/ fabric row that is perfect for photographers, painters, or any mechanics/ builders that need a large dry unfinished basement. Rent is cheap and it’s in an awesome part of town, storefront with lots of foot traffic/ bus lines. Get ahold of me if you are interested!!
Still struggling for christmas present ideas? I have 2 for you!
-Greg Hess is offering tattoo gift certificates for ANY price, complete with a great tattoo drawing presentation. If you get one for $250 or more, you will receive another one
for free! b.o.g.o.!
-Superstitions calendar! I now have them printed, so you can pick ‘em up whenever! $25 for an awesome present for anyone that likes dark photography, tattoos, or naked ladies! See posts below for behind the scenes/ blooper photos from calendar!
Last shoot of the Superstition series