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xdjio July 15, 2009
Hi everyone! Please have a look at the group's guidelines or rules if you're unsure about what is ok to submit, and what is not. In a word: if it's strangely, unsettlingly empty (no people at all) then that is what we're looking for.

Group Description

Remember that great dream sequence in Abre los Ojos or Vanilla Sky where the main character gets up in the morning, gets in his car, and realizes that everyone is gone? This group is for photos taken in a style that makes your city (or even the world) look empty - like everyone just up and vanished.

So, the most obvious requirement is that there are no people in your photos, and nothing that seems to indicate people moving around in the picture. No people, because you (the photographer) are the last person on earth. Cities and urban areas are encouraged, nature and rural scenes rarely capture this particular brand of eerieness very well. Ideally, your photo will have an unusually pronounced or unsettling "post-apocalyptic", "empty" or "desolate" mood to it.

Please no photoshopped images either. Images that primarily feature places we'd not expect to see people, like "the sky" or "the sides of buildings" or "empty expanses of water" don't usually work without some supporting context. The reason is that it is not unusual for there to be "no people" in these places. Unusual is what we want:

A good summary of the group focus is "...that it has more to do with capturing an image that shows an unusual moment. An empty area that is normally full always stands out because we expect it to be populated."

Group Rules

1. No photos that include people - no people anywhere in your photo.

2. No photos that include the photographer

3. Please stick to the guidelines, since those are what we used to evaluate images for moderation.

Additional Info

  • Members can post 2 things to the pool each day.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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