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|Is this group still active?||blindmull||10||Poagao||2 months ago|
|New New Topographics Group [Australian]||s2art||0||s2art||2 years ago|
|What does, "I am at war with the obvious" mean?||cluttered loaf (deleted)||22||Poagao||5 years ago|
|new interview||apricotX||0||apricotX||6 years ago|
|Steidl commits to 6 volume edition of The Democratic Forest!||apricotX||7||m.r. nelson||6 years ago|
|Eric Church's video, "Springsteen" - The Eggleston Aesthetic||cluttered loaf (deleted)||0||cluttered loaf (deleted)||7 years ago|
|Losing to the obvious||Poagao||4||Poagao||7 years ago|
|In recent news.||My TVC 15||2||My TVC 15||7 years ago|
|How do you stop?||Poagao||10||Poagao||7 years ago|
|What stops you?||Poagao||28||spingitore di cavalieri||7 years ago|
"I am at war with the obvious."
Photograph the ordinary, the mundane: places and things the eye normally skates over without pausing to look.
Look at everyday reality and see how extraordinary it really is. Shoes under a bed, a motorway intersection, a green-tiled shower cubicle, the inside of the oven, a child's tricycle...
This group is called "At War with the Obvious", i.e., the Eggleston-esque pursuit of photographically communicated meaning within the otherwise mundane. It is not "The Obvious", i.e. the mundane with nothing else in particular.
Things that are designed to be beautiful also look beautiful when photographed, things like pretty buildings, nicely done graffiti, landscaping, etc. When a photographer doesn't really add much to such subjects, the results are not best suited for this group.
- This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
- Members can post 1 thing to the pool each week.
- Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
- Accepted safety levels: Safe