More Diverse Amateur Pictures

14Oct09

Interestingly listed on Ebay as “OVER 80 STRANGE, WEIRD, WACKY, OR BORING” The same man is selling more amateur slides. I am really very interested in his classifications and his method of grouping. I would never imagine that wacky and boring are of the same group and if this is so then how has he defined the line between them when the reading of imagery is, as we know, almost entirely subjective? His selected highlights, his undoubtable gems amongst the pack, include a dead man laid to rest, reminiscent of Rosy Martin’s image of her dead father clutching her image, an incredibly mismatched and stiff looking young couple cast in orange and some particularly ridiculous gangster enactment. I don’t know why I don’t find the image of the corpse as disturbing as a picture of an unfortunate rabbit blighted by facial ticks. Why the photographer chose to point the camera rather than help the poor thing is a moral consideration.

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Other categories include “OVER 100 STRANGE & WEIRD AMERICAN PEOPLE” and “OVER 100 PICTURES OF THE HOLY LAND”

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