PHOTOGRAPHER: OK. We’re in an office. You’re a mid-level employee who is practically invisible due a toxic mix of lethargy, incompetence, and a total lack of charisma. But you went to a life coach and you are GOING TO TURN THINGS AROUND.
Face me. Love the thumbs up. Here’s the twist: On the very day you decide to get proactive, you wake up having undergone a profound and grotesque metamorphosis. Your face is a dripping mess of larval fluids and clickety roach bones.
BUT YOU WILL NOT LET THIS KAFKAESQUE TERRORDREAM BRING YOU DOWN.
No. You solider on. Find your light. YES. You find a clever solution — you cover your face in post-its — people think it’s funny. They like you now. We all work too hard, but negativity won’t get us anywhere.
You are forever hideous, and yet you KEEP IT POSITIVE. Perfect.
“Stock and Roll” transcripts and photos excerpted from forthcoming coffee table book & stadium lectures series featuring the work of world-reknowned photo-philosographer Bobby Stockwell.