Welcome back to Secret, California
It has taken Mrs. Carveth 14 months to return, for the most part, to a pre-wordpress state of mind. Only now can she conjure a memory of the years she built and maintained a website without the platform/”host” having any interest in being involved, intruding, guarding, leading.
Before, the internet hadn’t yet collapsed into fake social media for the purpose of generating ad and other cash profit.
“We’re alone here.” Remember when that was almost true? Mrs. Carveth was writing for more than ten years, visible only to those she invited and her occasional stalkers. Those were the days! before analytics, “sharing”, stats, categories, tags, and all the other ways these fake communities sell shit.—written by Sinnserity Monaghan, intern.
Night here in Secret, California
All photography and illustration on this site by Jessie Carveth, 2017-18
Here goes the street scowl. Diane Arbus had sex with these people so she could take their picture.
She stays home unless there’s a throng.