When you’re walking along and you see a pigeon nibbling at some weave-strewn chicken in the gutter, or when you’re watching someone dressed in a Pikachu costume being sick at a party, or browsing the gift section of a provincial corner store, you may be unwittingly witnessing things that Jamie Lee Curtis Taete manages to actually capture with his lens. Most of us pass by these tawdry, depressing sights without a second thought, but it takes someone like him to record it for the good of civilisation.
I like to think that in 100 years time when internet archaeologists (real ones) comb through the colossal amount of utter crap on the World Wide Web, they’ll come across Jamie Lee Curtis Taete’s TINSELTOWN blog and remember us for what he has recorded — a load of weird freak-beings doing and making such bonkers shit that you couldn’t even dream it up. Have a good old scroll around TINSELTOWN, then read some of Jamie’s uniquely observational, albeit slightly harrowing articles over here on Vice
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