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- Jan 29, 2010
- South Gippsland, Australia
- Real Name
- Ray, not Oz
The question that I ask is whether this is all that they do on their travels? Does every photo involve them just photographing each other with a different backdrop?Ha ha, these are fun. I don't see this as selfie/narcism, but rather a somewhat natural consequence of a camera-using couple turning serendipity into a collaborative project. I go out shooting with camera groups all the time and we often joke about taking simultaneous photos of each other taking photos...
The missing link between the photos can add some mystery to the showing of the photos which is also part of its appeal or interest.I must admit, I like the series. The pics are not that great in itself, but showing what is behind the camera is fun. Yes, it is 'Art', conceptual art, and no, that does not make it Wagner. Art is not always big, grand and majestic, it can be just a little fun too.
I have seen the same idea used in the seventies with a rear vied mirror in each frame, but that gave just a glimpse of the 'other side'. Full panoramas doe the same of course, but often in a more boring way.
Looking at these pics I feel most are a bit of a missed opportunity, but some do quite well in showing the contrast between two directions. The second duo (with the coloured chairs) is nice for example; it take a bit to realise both are part of the same scene due to the difference (it would be better if there was some kind of visual link, other than knowing, that connected the two pics). I feel quite a few others miss this even more, or are just the same situation without 'back and front' contrast at all. To me this seems to be a bit of the problem with the way pictures are used or rather dumped on the web today; no real selection is made.
Unfortunately, that's what a lot of photos are about nowadays, be it selfies or these, they all tend to be about 'me'. Despite the fact that some of the photos show a wider aspect, they are still pretty much selfies. They are just a couple of people looking for their 15 min of fame in a 'viral' internet world.To me this seems to be a bit of the problem with the way pictures are used or rather dumped on the web today; no real selection is made.
Having fun is, in my view, the main thing in all photography (and other art forms)!My wife and I did this for 40 years, right up until her death in 2007. Nothing new, but we really had some fun with it.
To each their own! It'd be a boring world if we were all the same.
I've always like DIY Photography, but it's turned to utter crap lately, far worse I think than PetaPixel.True, I'm not really criticizing the couple, more petapixel in general. I've had them on my feeds for a long time but some of what they feel the need to post is kind of irking me. Maybe time to revise.