Ugh.. Isn't this a tired genre?

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    Boring pictures of boring pictures. That sounds real exciting.
     
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    Well, this is simply a stunt by Canon to promote a newly released digital camera. I don't hate it, but I don't think it has much value either. I assume the photographers had plenty of time to plan out and prepare what they wanted to do; after that it was just a matter of waiting for the camera to arrive and complete the project. Not really much of a challenge when you think about it.
     
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    we have our own version of that
    (there was a url link here which no longer exists)

    some of the images produced and presented are fantastic.
    and no one is presenting work to please anyone but themselves
    ( or so it seems ? ) ...
     
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    I concur.
     
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    As I recall, A Day in the Life of Australia in 1981 was the first of its kind. I have the book from that event and drag it out occasionally. The next year I bought my first SLR camera, OM2n, and set up my first home darkroom in the bathroom. I remember it was well received at the time and seen to be quite innovative. When I look at the list of photographers I see many well known and respected Australian and International photographers. I guess imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?
     
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    I think PetaPixel is for those in America who recently switched from comics books to the actual reading.
     
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    There was a great series called Naked in the House a few years ago where photographers were given one roll of 120 film and 1/2 hour at a location with a nude model. They selected their best image and the photographers themselves voted on the best. Our very own Bob Carnie was charged with the printing of these images. I loved that series.

    NSFW: http://nakedinthehouseonline.com/videos/
     
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    "A Day in the Life of having Nothing Better to Do" ?
     
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    I think the modern doco has killed a day in the life of genre.
     
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    Amen. One of my favorite barn finds was A Day in the Life of Ireland (1991)...though the only photographer I know in there is Eddie Adams.
     
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    It's time for one of those mini-CritterCams: "A Day in the Life of a Mayfly". Makes sense, since they only live one day.
     
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    I did one. A day in the life of a drag queen. I had a few hours to shoot over a 2 day 24 time span. There were no judges or time limits. That was just how it was with the schedule.

    I made a little book called Gay Bar in 45 min of shooting in a few bars. Kept getting thrown out.

    I made 2 books on the NYC Marriage Bureau, shot over 3 days for 2 hours a day.

    Lots of my projects require fast work. Street photography requires fast work. So guess that is what I'm used to. Much prefer that talent rather than missing pix. As an archivist I also like seeing the alpha and omega.

    Transwoman & Friend from Gay Bar...IR flash. (Candid)

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    Me and some photographer friends here in Brazil joke with dpreview.com. Playing with the words, we say it in a way that sounds like a slang for depression. Better said than explained, though.
     
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    dpre is the word :smile:
     
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    Why? Who objected or was offended or threatened? Or maybe it was none of that. Just curious.
     
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    Yep! Depre View! :D
     
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    isn't that similar to what the monthly p
    IDK i really used to like the iron chef shows back in the day both the original one
    and the post shatner one .. until they endedup making everyone and their cousin an iron chef ...
    the whole beat bobby flay thing is kind of fun too .. they dont' seem to be playing up to the judges
    unless it was the original iron chef, the astrologer lady was kind of cranky ...

    but aren't these photo contests like the monthly shooting assignments here on photrio ?
    while i haven't done it yet from the threads i read and photos i see posted it looks like a blast
    and everyone has a great time.

    maybe that particular "program" is a drag but ...

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    regarding day in the life
    i think it has to do with the people currating the presentation+book and what people really want to see...
    there was going to be an apug book years ago and people had aligned a well respected/ well known
    photographer to currate the entries .. but people eventually freaked because they thought because
    he is known for a specific genre he would make that his focus and not really give the fringes a fair shake
    maybe that is what goes on with the DITL books, it ends up being the same photographs of the pyramids
    louvre, Eifel tower, sphinx, mayan ruins, butterflies that it always is, because its what people really want to see...
     
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