An image, frequently taken by people with expensive
cameras and highly likely to belong to "photographic societies" (a.k.a camera club), that has no emotional impact, social worth, entertainment value or relevance whatsoever but is perceived to display some innate skill in photography.
Essentially it's an exercise in composition over, oh I don't know - content. EXTREMELY
likely to be converted
to needlessly contrasty monochrome using expensive
photoshop plugins that do all the work
for you. And if you include diagonal lines
you'll make other advocates ejaculate spontaneously because, as we all know, diagonal lines
You can easily replicate
this at home - find a cobbled street, or a building reflection, or literally ANYTHING that's dull as shit. Take the image, making
sure you carefully remove any items of human interest, fun, variety, reportage
or social meaning then turn it B&W, add an esoteric meaningless title and upload to an elitist, invite only
Flickr group. From your Macbook Air.
Not to be confused
with Lomography - these
jokers are the arch enemies
of real photographers.
Google image search for "Edward Weston Attic" - this is widely
proclaimed to be a masterpiece by those who value
photographer's images. Or Henri Cartier
Bresson, another overrated peddler of the "photographer's image".