Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 18, 2020.
Social documentary photography?
No, we were talking about it 6/8 months ago. Generically it is Lifestyle Photography, but there is another name for the mundane, everyday.
I was thinking of New Topographics, but that is places, not lifestyle. I do do some NT at times viz https://flic.kr/p/2mjsPvE
The word for “every day” is quotidian. It is more commonly used in French than English but means the same. Any help?
Never heard it in relation to photography, but now I understand all those French cafes around London
Me neither. It is pretty rare in English, I’ve only seen it a couple of times in the paper - “in a break from the quotidian” sort of context. In Brussels it was in quotidian use in Le Soir
I take it 'boring shite' isn't the term being searched for?
Or Harry Callahan nowadays.
Mundane realism, or banal realism will do. Like all those Victorian and Edwardian street scenes that are so highly valued today
Until today I'd quite forgotten Alec Soth's images. I'm not sure he slots them into any particular genre, but social documentary for sure.
IMG_20220204_205359__01 by WILLIAM HAWKINS, on Flickr
Haven’t touched one of those for two years now! Cards only.
Soooo big. Inflation?
Owing to Zou making a comment about my Berlin photos, I have opened the Berlin folder on my HD. I really am crap at editing photos soon after taking them. This, taken in 2017 has only just been edited!
Not sure whether it is lost in the darkness and needs cropping in somewhat.
Alone by Nigel G, on Flickr
I keep finding pictures I’d forgotten. I had 1700 unlabelled in LR, down to about 1300 now. Many unedited. I also used DPP for 5 or 6 years so not edited in LR.
Leave it as it is.
I edited one not long after I had come back from Berlin and has been posted before. Now done a different one on a different but similar shot. I didn't originally like the full face of the reflection on the LHS, hence why I did the other. I quite like it now.
Faces in the window by Nigel G, on Flickr
And the version on a different image which has been posted before.
concentration 2 by Nigel G, on Flickr
Stranden, Oslo by Zou san, on Flickr
Kunst im Tunnel by Nigel G, on Flickr
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