Nothing in this world operates the way you think it does. Banks do not loan money, governments are not empowered to protect you, the police department is not there to serve you, institutions of higher learning, colleges and educational institutes, are not there to educate you. The entire superstructure of civilization in the Western world is a combination of brilliantly put together and planned, well-planned, schemes to direct the minds of the people in such a way as to serve their masters.
—  Jordan Maxwell

Jordan Tiberio & Maxwell Runko: Unreleased Collaborative Work and Interview Exclusive

How did you and Max meet? From what I understand, you are decent distance away from each other. First impressions?

J: Max and I met through Flickr when we were both still in high school, I think around 2010. We would talk here and there, but nothing serious since we were both still living at home; he lived in Montpelier, Virginia, I lived in Rochester, New York. In August of 2011 I moved to New York City for college and he happened to be visiting for his first fashion week, so we decided to meet up. It was about 90 degrees out and we walked 40 blocks in the heat to Central Park, where I attempted to take photographs of him and failed miserably. He had bag full of these little colored stars that we stuck to his face, but he was sweating so much from the heat that the colors started to rub off on his skin. He had a casting the next day, so we figured we better take them off and not chance them staining his skin! (By the way, those photographs never saw the light of day on the Internet) As far as first impressions go, I though Max was super personable. He made me feel so comfortable, and we had a great connection right off the bat.

M: After that shoot we walked all the way back and had a rap battle on the way to “Yonkers” by Tyler, The Creator. I was pretty impressed she could rap so well. We also ran into her high school class president on a random street corner. First impressions? She knew how to hold a conversation, was talented at photography, and an overall cool girl, but I didn’t really think anything else would come from it.

When did you both start with photography? Did you both always want to be photographers?

J: I didn’t take up a serious interest in photography until January of my Sophomore year of high school. I took the two photography courses offered at my high school my Freshman year, but because they were in the technology department and not art department, my interest in it didn’t hold up. I took many drawing courses though, so the skills I learned from those classes definitely aided me when I took up photography as an art form. I bought my own camera after breaking my mother’s and being banned from using her new one. My best friend from childhood was my first subject, and my only subject up until the summer before my senior year of high school. She is by far one of the main reasons I am where I am today with my photography. We’d spend almost every day together after school taking photographs somewhere new in our town. We’d do a lot of trespassing, we both got poison ivy one time or another, and we accidentally attempted to get into a house we *thought* was abandoned. I didn’t think I would necessarily always be a photographer until it came time to apply for colleges, and I couldn’t see myself doing anything else.

M: I started in 8th grade I think, possibly sooner, but definitely before 9th grade. It didn’t go anywhere in the beginning, and I didn’t have my own camera for a long time so I used my dad’s. I shot film before shooting digital, but it became expensive. I got more into fine arts around the time I ended up getting my own camera, so I kept photography as something for myself. I didn’t push my photography because I was trying to focus more on fine art during school. I tend to be more of a visual person. I like seeing something on a wall that you can touch and feel, something that holds a texture. A photo can be a little flat for me in comparison to that. I’m going to school for sculpture, but I will probably end up doing something with photography in the end, because I still have a strong passion for it. I’ve been working with polaroids a lot lately and am really into them, so that’s something I plan to do more of in my work coming up. Jordan and I recently collaborated on a project coming out in a month or so strictly on polaroids, so keep a look out for them.

Max, people know you first and foremost for your modelling. Has that affected your work as an artist in any way? 

M: Modeling came about when I was in 11th grade. I wanted to shoot models from a local agency, but I was too young. I kept emailing them pictures I took, and one time I included a self portrait, so that’s how they found me and I got signed with their agency. After that, I got signed in New York and went to my first fashion week in the fall of 2011, when I met Jordan. I kept coming back to New York for shoots and kept seeing Jordan, so that helped our relationship evolve. I don’t think I have hype around my work (unsure if the work that would be “hyped” is my fine art, photography, or modeling work). I don’t like the association, since I’m known for my face and not my work, which irks me. Art is my life and I’m not known for that, but instead I’m known for something more superficial. But don’t get me wrong, I like modeling, and I like helping the photographer get their point across, the modeling industry, at times, can be a bit much for me.

Describe the first piece of work you both did together, how did it feel?

J: I can’t think of a single piece that defines the first work we did together, but I think the images we made together in July 2012 are what I would classify as our first collaboration. We spent a week together in my hometown during the summer and I essentially ended up making a series of portraits of Max, a study of him. We didn’t really “collaborate” on the pieces, but he’d give me some ideas for the images of ways to shoot him. For me, it was like a flashback to when I shot my best friend all the time in high school. I didn’t feel bad to boss her around, and I felt that same sort of relaxation and ease with Max. I didn’t want that week to end because of how much I loved making art with and of him (and I also just didn’t want him to leave!).

M: For our images, I think modeling is half of it, and taking the picture is the other half of it. So I guess every time I sit for her it is pretty much a collaboration. The summer proved to me just how well we meshed together. She’s good at directing. She’s very specific and makes it easy to understand what she wants. We’ve been working together for so long now that I know what she wants, and can do what she wants without her telling me. It’s really fun to work together.

Would you say you are each others’ muse?

J: Of course!

M: Definitely, definitely. She’s more of a conceptual kind of muse for me because I incorporate her into some of my fine art work.

You’re both really pretty to look at. Not a question, just a statement.

J & M: Thanks!

So “photography” in the internet era seems to have morphed itself into different ideas of what a “good” photo is. What are your thoughts on the Tumblr aesthetic of photography or, even more so, the way Flickr has influenced today’s photograph?

J: I think the standards for photography can be super low when it comes to the Internet. Speaking of Tumblr specifically, one can’t judge how good a photograph is by the amount of notes it gets, which I think can be a common misconception. Some of the best art on there gets sucked up into the infinite scroll of your Dashboard! As far as Flickr goes, it has definitely been a bigger influence on my life. When I was just starting out it was a great way to meet and see the work of other kids across the country, and even world, that were my around my age and making awesome work! It was my daily source of inspiration, and I could even learn a thing or two from observing other people’s experimentations. Though I do believe there was a time when a lot of people were trying out the same things, but it didn’t matter since we were all young and figuring ourselves out and what we all liked to do individually! I have seen the internet–and again, Flickr–help a ton of young photographers achieve great successes that couldn’t have been possible without it’s reality. I think that’s pretty amazing.

M: I think the “Tumblr aesthetic” is pretty redundant, and I see it as the same aesthetic. It’s pretty crazy how it’s essentially an overstimulating black hole, with so much to take in, and a lot can get lost. Anything goes on Tumblr, so it’s hard to place an aesthetic on it. An interesting thing I find about it though, as well as on Flickr, is specific pockets. There’s specific styles people get placed into or fall into, like cliques on the Internet that might not even be aware of their existence. I have a specific way as to how I decide whether or not I like a photograph, especially with how much imagery is on the Internet. I have to get a feeling from viewing it, anything at all. I get attached to an image because of the emotion it portrays, and how it successfully it gets that across. Speaking from personal experience, with mine and Jordan’s work, I feel a sense of intimacy when I look at our images, and I’ve realized relationship is important. It doesn’t have to be romantic, but just having good vibes to work off of with your subject is crucial.

Your favourite photographers under 25? Who do you think is changing the game up?

Synchrodogs, Mike Bailey-Gates, Lauren Poor, Alison Scarpulla, Aëla Labbé, Lukasz Wierzbowski, Eleanor Hardwick, Lissy Elle Laricchia.

The more you begin to investigate what we think we understand, where we came from, what we think we’re doing, the more you begin to see we’ve been lied to. We’ve been lied to by every institution. What makes you think for one minute that the religious institution is the only one that’s never been touched? The religious institutions in this world are at the bottom of the dirt. The religious institutions in this world are put there by the same people who gave you your government, your corrupt education, who set up your international banking cartels. Because our masters don’t give a damn about you or your family. All they care about is what they have always cared about and that’s controlling the whole damn world. We have been misled away from the true and divine presence in the universe that men have called “God”. I don’t know what God is but I know what he isn’t. And unless and until you are prepared to look at the whole truth wherever it may go, whoever it may lead to, if you want to look the other way, or if you want to play favorites then somewhere along the lines you’re gonna find out you’re messing with the divine justice. The more you educate yourself, the more you understand where things come from- the more obvious things become and you begin to see lies everywhere. You have to know the truth and seek the truth and the truth will set you free.
—  Jordan Maxwell

Now, my grandmother was a wonderful person. She taught me how to play the game Monopoly. She understood that the name of the game is to acquire. She would accumulate everything she could and eventually, she became the master of the board. And then she would always say the same thing to me. She would look at me and she would say: “One day, you’ll learn to play the game.”

One summer, I played Monopoly almost every day, all day long. And that summer, I learned to play the game. I came to understand the only way to win is to make a total commitment to acquisition. I came to understand that money and possessions- that’s the way that you keep score. And by the end of that summer, I was more ruthless than my grandmother… I was ready to bend the rules if I had to, to win that game.

And I sat down with her to play that fall. I took everything she had. I watched her give her last dollar and quit in utter defeat. And then she had one more thing to teach me. Then she said: “Now it all goes back in the box. All those houses and hotels. All the railroads and utility companies… All that property and all that wonderful money… Now it all goes back in the box. None of it was really yours.

You got all heated up about it for a while. But it was around a long time before you sat down at the board and it will be here after you’re gone: players come, players go. Houses and cars… Titles and clothes… Even your body.” Because the fact is that everything I clutch and consume and hoard is going to go back in the box and I’m going to lose it all.

So you have to ask yourself when you finally get the ultimate promotion, when you have made the ultimate purchase, when you buy the ultimate home, when you have stored up financial security and climbed the ladder of success to the highest rung you can possibly climb it… and the thrill wears off – and it will wear off – Then what? How far do you have to walk down that road before you see where it leads? Surely you understand it will never be enough.

So you have to ask yourself the question: What matters?

—  Jordan Maxwell
The word occult simply means hidden – and so much of real knowledge and wisdom – is hidden; because the people who run this planet feel that true knowledge and wisdom of how the world really works is knowledge that you don’t need to know – and all you need to do is just go out and do your job, and have fun, and watch your basketball, and stay out of the way of the ‘adults’ that run the world.
—  Jordan Maxwell
The planet Saturn is very important. The Nazi party were the most Saturnalian brotherhood of war and destruction. They always knew Saturn had rings, the lord of the rings, Saturn is the god of this world. From that we get the dark side of the force, darth vader. Remember darth vader with his Nazi helmet speaking through his masonic triangle. Saturn is the lord of the black robes. Judges wear black robes, catholic priests wear black robes, rabbis wear black robes, kids graduating from high school wear black robes. The god Saturn was referred to as El. If you continue today to worship the planet Saturn, you become known as an elder, you got elected, with elections, now you’re one of the elites, now you’ve got elevated.

Jordan Maxwell

“Saturn is an important key to understanding the long heritage this conspiracy has back to antiquity. The city of Rome was originally known as Saturnia or City of Saturn. The Roman Catholic church retains much of the Saturn worship in its ritual. Saturn also relates to Lucifer. In various occult dictionaries Saturn is associated with evil.” - Fritz Springmeier

The Saturn Agenda Exposed (Illuminati Occult Worship)

Television is the most powerful weapon of psychological warfare in history. The programming that we are constantly assaulted by throughout our lives conditions us. It programs us to a particular worldview. Now, we may consider it normal because we were born into this system of lies and deception. And because we were born into this situation and our parents were born into it and have suffered from it, we don’t know any better
—  Jordan Maxwell

Maxwell Runko in collaboration with Jordan Tiberio. “316 Days Since”, New York, New York. March 2013.

These illusions and mindscapes we have created

Transports the onlooker into this oblivion- this pit of love

i love you

Individuals fawn n fawn over it

So ideal and shiny from the outside and so goo-ey on the inside

It bubbles over and coats these images we have left behind

They, themselves, weave an intricate story that we have put so forwardly out there

So forwardly letting them into our personal lives

Our personal life that we could count on two hands

So foolishly joking

I remember so detailed

You hovering over me- hair coating my face like rain

You have seemed to pour over me

You have seemed to be digested into me

You have become apart of me

Who I am

What I make up

Marking such an important and crucial part in my life

Giving me the inspiration to create and make and notice the small things

and to not take anything for granted

nothing at all. Never ever fucking ever.

Transc e n d  i   n    g

Making the realms of complexity our reality

and seemingly fighting against the greyhound odds

This is our mountain and we shall conquer

Climbing higher and higher

Slowly losing our breathe—gasping for it

“Here have mine” I utter 

The more you begin to investigate what we think we understand, where we came from, what we think we’re doing - the more you begin to see we’ve been lied to.
We’ve been lied to by every institution, what makes you think for one minute that the religious institution is the only one that’s never been touched?
The religious institutions of this world are at the bottom of the dirt, the religious institutions of this world are put there by the same people who gave you your government, your corrupt education, who set up your international banking cartels.
Because our masters don’t give a damn about you or your family, all they care about is what they have always cared about and that’s controlling the whole damn world.
—  Jordan Maxwell
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“Occult World of Commerce” - Jordan Maxwell

This is the Maxwell-Whitney lecture on etymology (word meanings), Freemasonry and the Court system. Jason Whitney presents brief yet elaborate audio-visual occult/esoteric roadmap to understanding how our legal/banking systems are fundamentally predicated upon one thing, “commerce,” and the regulation thereof. The questions to consider are however, who is doing the regulation, what sort of regulation is being done and who has reaped the benefits from such regulation? Jason Whitney further asserts that the extraction of money "energy” from society is made possible by and through corrupt judges and other judicial henchman demonstrating the economic element of their criminal enterprise and how the fines, fees, restitution and forfeitures received by the courts have been deviously embezzled by Judges and their co-conspirators.

The occult dynamics, esoteric concepts and other intrigue presented by Maxwell and Whitney is fundamentally essential for anyone who desires a greater insight as to how our out-of-control legal/banking construct is designed and operates in America.

This presentation addresses: Man as a Word-Controlled Creature Civil Law vs. Admiralty/Maritime Law. Maritime/Admiralty Law Superimposed over Civil Law One’s Mother as a Merchant Vessel Giving Birth as a Commercial Maritime Concept Hospitals and Energy Farms Spiritual Beings vs. Human Beings Freemasonry, Banking and the Court Connection Judicial Slush Funds The use of Public Records Act Requests