|added Wed July 21 2004 at 9:55 AM
|As I flipped through 'Anything and Everything', I found myself asking exactly that question. I quick google led me to a suitable answer at a random weblog.
Apparently, it started out with some photography students finding a cheap russion "Lomo" camera. Because it was so cheap, they took pictures without caring about the "rules" of photography and just snapped as many pictures as possible. The result was a fresh new look at the world.
But wait... I don't need a title of "lomography" to get that feeling. The commentary on the forementioned 'Anything and Everything' site all revolved around noticing the small details in the world around you and capturing the essence of life on film. I'm not about to give up looking through my viewfinder, but that's exactly what I set out to do when I go on picture excursions. I know that JPics is flooded with tons of scenery shots and flower shots. There's two reasons for that. First, that's what a lot of my viewers (Mom) want to see. Second, that's what I notice every day.
There's also pictures like this one that everybody scratches their head and asks "why?". Why? Well, because it's there. And it's beautiful. And they're my wireless headphones. And, well... because it's one of those details that most people just don't worry about enough to take quality pictures of.
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