tPP53: The mundane photo

Hosted by Daniel j Gregory

March 14, 2016

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With the introduction of the Kodak Brownie camera, the masses have been able to photograph pretty much anything they want. This has allowed us to have an interesting look at our history. As told from the perspective of the everyday photographer, any object could become a source of inspiration. Flash forward to today and we are creating billions of seemingly similar photographs. A search of Instagram alone for words like latte art will generate thousand upon thousands of similar images. These images are of everyday life. Common objects that people can come across at any point in their day. Yet, some mundane photographs and photographers seem to elevate above the everyday. Photographers like William Eggleston and Stephen Shore come to mind. They were able to photograph and tell a story of very mundane objects and places in interesting ways. This got me wondering what is it about mundane photographs that make some interesting and others less interesting. It also got me thinking about how do we deal with the cliche in photography. Is it possible to create a truly unique cliche?

Photoshop World 2016

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