A. Russkovskij „My heart goes analogue“

Andrej Russkovskij is an Italian born veterinary surgeon currently based in London. Five years ago he started traveling around the world becoming a so called „Lomographer“. Here I would argue that the art or photography is done for purely aesthetic and relaxing reasons. As with so many instagramers and bloggers a world in which people have to work hard but still feel a need for free time and expression, they are totally outside an academic or high art context. What can those kind of personal expressions, that are so much part of the contemporary consumer society tell us? Is that art? Should it even be exhibited? And if so for what reasons?