I’ll admit, I didn’t know who Tom Sachs was before I watched this. Now that I have, I’m kind of obsessed with him. I guess the best way I can describe him would be an auteur, weirdo sculptor, which I mean in the best way possible. He makes all kinda of peculiar and interesting pieces of art like a Chanel chainsaw or a NASAblad camera, a Hasselblad camera that looks like it could have been used by an astronaut. The Selby also does a great job of capturing his environment and the people he chooses to surround himself with.
It’s not just his work that’s interesting though, it’s also his outlook on art and working in general. If you visit his website you see the video below titled Ten Bullets. It’s basically a list of rules and principles that you follow when working at Sachs’ studio, which might sound a little weird, but I found it quite endearing. I also love that one of his principles is “knolling”, to arrange like objects in parallel or 90º angles as a method of organization. I do this all the time, but I never realized it had a name.