Likes / Dislikes: Charlie Schuck



Likes/Dislikes asks interesting individuals to create two lists: one of their likes, one of dislikes.

The feature is based on two things: an excerpt from Susan Sontag’s As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980 and another from Roland Barthes’ autobiography (trans. Richard Howard, 1977).
The exercise, while gratuitous, is rooted in ideas of pattern, construction, specificity, and memory. See more Likes / Dislikes posts here.

This post was published in tandem with an ongoing collaboration with Alldayeveryday.

Charlie Schuck is a Seattle-based photographer working in both still and motion photography. He is the founder of the Seattle design space Object, and curator for the shop inside the Frye Museum. 


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— Sailing
— Nachos
— The King Protea flower
— The ocean
— Historical non-fiction
— Origami
— Linen
— History
— Floating on your back in warm water at sunset
— High ceilings and large windows
— Obsidian
— Old astronomical prints and plates
— Reading on Sunday in a sunbeam
— Napping.
— Turtles
— Shadows and light
— Champagne
— Bar and Restaurant match books
— The Natural History Museum in New York
— Joseph Albers
— The Fairmont Empress Hotel
— Most soap, liquor, and cigar packaging
— The San Juan Islands
— Bourbon
— White pimsol shoes
— Tennessee Tuxedo
— Pietro Antonio Locatelli
— Buenos Aires
— Informal family style dinner with friends
— Brass animal figurines
— Walks / naps in the Arboretum
— James Turrell
— Rhododendrons
— Beach fires
— Oysters
— Printed matter
— Highway 101
— Pine cones
— Construction paper
— Creative, passionate, and kind people
— Marble and granite
— Other Scorpios

grid-dd019b316a201c94a19d52e68c930cdcAn image of something Charlie dislikes: Clamshell packaging.


— TV
— Music Festivals
— Not being able to find keys or phone
— Bad Architecture
— Sports bars
— Lamborghini
— The word “trending” or “trend forecasting”
— Tech worship
— The word “fashion”
— Long lines at bars and exhibits
— Long lines, period.
— Guestlists
— Yoga culture
— Kale
— Dirty seamless paper
— Misguided ergonomic design
— Not being able to take a nap
— Connecting flights
— Spending to much time on the computer
— Why the month of October in calendars always gets a crappy picture
— When bartenders measure drinks
— Having to carry cash
— Rooms with bad lighting

Some images of Charlie’s work:

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Find out more about Charlie here.