Philippe Velez McIntyre , is a freelance photographer and social entrepreneur. Born in Paris, he grew up in Colombia and the United States. In the beginning of the eighties he moved back to Europe, first in Madrid and then in Paris. Since the early nineties he lives and works in Amsterdam.

In his work McIntyre combines an esthetical and ethical perspective while crossing artistic, social and political disciplines. He has been especially active in fields where nature and culture meet, like ecological architecture, sustainable food and agriculture, and urban city planning. Other fields of interest are public health and social wellbeing. His approach is at the same time educational and spiritual.

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All Publications, photographs, books and objects on website are available via Boekie Woekie Books by Artists, Amsterdam, except when otherwise mentioned.

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The ‘new social contract’ on the Web, writes Jaron Lanier, is that the ‘hive mind’- the anonymous digital mob of eyes and ears-will make it all work out in the end. The contract, tacit and unspoken, stipulates that authors, journalists, musicians, and artists are encouraged to treat the fruits of their intellects and imaginations as fragments to be given without pay to the hive mind. ‘Reciprocity takes the form of self-promotion’-meaning prostration before the buzzing hive. ‘Culture,’ concludes Lanier,’is to become precisely nothing but advertising’.

Excerp from ‘Unearned Income from the Content Serfs’ quoting Jaron Lanier’s book’ You Are Not a Gadget’.

Christopher Ketcham