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Started by widenation on Jan 24, 2018 1:28:02 PM
Hipster photography
Bromio - 24 Jan 2018 16:58:08 (#1 of 50)

It is another omen of the End of Times.

airynothing - 24 Jan 2018 17:02:16 (#2 of 50)

I think those are awesome. Especially the chap sitting on the stairs and the twins.

Bromio - 24 Jan 2018 17:49:17 (#3 of 50)

This one. Makes. Me. ...Killy.

airynothing - 24 Jan 2018 17:58:00 (#4 of 50)


hailesaladdie - 24 Jan 2018 18:17:26 (#5 of 50)

Oh, at least it's not faux Polaroid and tilt/shift.

thismorning - 25 Jan 2018 01:50:30 (#6 of 50)


with knitting needles and kitten

I'm knittin at the railway station

got a kitten but no destination ummm

YouGotTheMoney - 25 Jan 2018 01:59:56 (#7 of 50)

it's liu bolin but with knitting.

can't decide whether that's good or bad.

Bromio - 25 Jan 2018 02:25:17 (#8 of 50)

I'm usually a supporter of all artists and art for its own sake and all that arty farty mullarkey. Sometimes it pains me yet I lift my head up and try not to show my suffering. But not even Jeff Koons distresses me as much as this. I always hated those photoshoots where they use a bodypainted model to blend in with the background, a staple of Sunday colour supplements for the last three decades, but this takes it to a whole new level of awfulness. Can there be anything as grotesque as Hipster Kitsch?

WibbleAgain - 25 Jan 2018 02:31:05 (#9 of 50)

Unexpectedly, I like them. I think it says something about modern life.

These are all young people, wearing clothes in colours and patterns that blend indivisibly with the everyday things. Homogenised. Loss of humanity, even, possibly. Or not, despite their clothing merging with the surroundings. Their faces and individuality are very much visible and emphasised despite, or because, their clothing is lost in blending with the surroundings.

It makes you do a double-take and ask questions, which is what modern art is supposed to do.

They're also rather fun. The people in these pictures look like they're having fun, perhaps teasing us, in a rather child-like way: "I bet you can't see me, mummy".

Etc etc etc.

Bromio - 25 Jan 2018 02:34:01 (#10 of 50)

It certainly makes me ask a question.


Bromio - 25 Jan 2018 02:34:42 (#11 of 50)

And then I think, "Oh god, please don't tell me".

WibbleAgain - 25 Jan 2018 02:36:31 (#12 of 50)

It's not meant to tell you anything. You are meant to ask questions, as many as you like. And get your own answers. Or not.

A bit of fun.

Bromio - 25 Jan 2018 02:42:13 (#13 of 50)

I know, I know. I'm not actually going to lose any sleep over these pictures - although that beardy bloke knitting is not all that far away from an evil clown in terms of creepiness. I just feel it's a little too contrived and conceited which is a shame as both the photographer and his artist knitter are clearly very talented.

WibbleAgain - 25 Jan 2018 02:43:15 (#14 of 50)

All modern art is contrived.

Bromio - 25 Jan 2018 02:44:11 (#15 of 50)

Whoooa! I'm not falling for that one, Wibs!

WibbleAgain - 25 Jan 2018 02:48:07 (#16 of 50)

I don't think it's meant to be the next big thing. It's just a bit of cheek and a bit of harmless fun. It's pop art. Not intended to be hugely deep, although you can make it as deep as you are inclined to.

As to creepiness, should art not depict creepiness? Apart from the thing about the beholder, and all that?

WibbleAgain - 25 Jan 2018 02:50:40 (#17 of 50)

I like them because it's the sort of sense of humour one of my grand children (aged 7) has. It's naive charm. Or something.

Of course serious art isn't meant to be charm, but it's meant to be light weight, light hearted and everything light.

TinyMcOtter - 25 Jan 2018 02:54:53 (#18 of 50)

I dislike it because it’s another example of a cliched and gimmick-ladened pun-fest, which seems to infest every current conceptual arts project.

That and the bearded hipster.

otraynor - 25 Jan 2018 03:07:04 (#19 of 50)

But does the dog outweigh the bearded hipster in effect? The dog is awfully cute.

thismorning - 25 Jan 2018 07:08:56 (#20 of 50)

midsomer murder..hipster murdered with knitting needle barnaby has difficulty remaining objective as he has visceral hatred of hipsters and knitting, predictable complications ensue..

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