Tuesday, March 29, 2011

In the Eye of the Beholder

I've heard* a lot of people complaining recently about how everyone is taking pictures with their hipstamatic filters on their phones and calling it art. Kind of like how, when I was working at the art supply store in college, women would come in with fabric swatches from their couches and buy six pots of acrylic to match their decor and a canvas and go to town with their sponge brushes. I'm sure that none of those pieces ended up hanging in the National Gallery. But who really cares? It's about making things that make you happy.

My Hipstamatic pictures though? High art.

*read on twitter


  1. it's the truth. I work with a lot of photographers that pride themselves on being "real" photographers... then when I take a picture they all kind of roll their eyes. Truth is that the skill is in the eye of the beholder -- and the technology is really catching up on them.

  2. I am really loving the new instagram application that lets you do similar stuff with your photos. To me, if it looks like art then it kind of is, bitter "real" photographers aside!

  3. It's the tumor. Obviously. The reason for the brilliance I mean. Stop talking, Elly.

  4. Next you'll tell me my blog isn't literature.


  5. Brilliant.

    I've definitely heard a lot of that "Why does everyone think they're a $&%# photographer nowadays?!" rant lately.

  6. Glorious. Is that what I think it is? A man blowing his nose, while a star explodes in the background?


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