cluttered loaf February 15, 2014
I began a new group: Life Abstracted. Images which are submitted here of an abstract nature will be removed and invited to join, Life Abstracted.
Group Description*The title is taken from Hilton Kramer's 1976 New York Times review panning William Eggleston's first show, at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, curated by John Szarkowski, via Szarkowski's obituary in the NY Times (July 9, 2007 - RIP) by Philip Gefter.
There are other groups with a "mundane" theme. There are also groups dedicated to the style and aesthetic of William Eggleston. Until recently, I had never heard of Mr. Eggleston. What I had been doing for years, however, is creating pictures from 'everyday' life.
Creating images from the average, banal, common, daily, mundane, and ordinary is as simple as pressing the shutter button. What is not simple is creating a photograph that elevates the ordinary to a point of uniqueness; finding the beautiful swan in a sea of ugly ducklings; making magic from the mundane.
Although it is subjective, and the cause of open discussion, I believe there is a certain connection in the brain which gives us an, "Aha!" moment when we see beyond the obvious elements of a picture.
Please find below a few of my personal epiphanies selected from the group pool. I hope that these examples will explain in photos what I have been unable to relate in words.
Group RulesOnly family friendly images allowed. This is a "safe" group. No heavy editing of images; HDR and special effects filters have their place, but not here.
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Members can post 4 things to the pool each day.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art
- Accepted safety levels: Safe