ennuyeuxx asked: "I personally think anyone can be a photographer by simply snapping a photo"
Yeah, sure, anyone can call themselves a photographer if they own a camera or a phony iPhone app. But if you're a real photographer you understand the work and thought that goes behind each photograph and that's what makes a photograph so beautiful. Hmph, I don't know....Everything's so artificial nowadays and it's just such a shame that people are thinking that these mock polaroids are photography when no work goes into them at all.
What art school did you drop out of?
Anonymous asked: Please define 'pretentious' and feel free to explain how your photos are such.
Pretentious: Making an exaggerated outward show; ostentatious.
Meaning, I only take these photos to impress people. I don’t like photography, and I personally think anyone can be a photographer by simply snapping a photo. This blog was nothing more than an experiment to see if I could corner a niche market and take advantage of it. I took photos of cliché things, things I knew everyone would love to see. I even wrote it on my site description just to remind everyone who enjoyed my photos that I knew they would.
I take non-extraordinary pictures of every day things on my iPhone. I never worry about white balance, color correcting or any kind of processing. I throw on a filter from a 99 cent app to make it look like a Polaroid and, instantaneously, a throw-away photo becomes aesthetically pleasing to the majority of people on the internet.
I gained over 1000 followers in a month, my photography was shared all over the net, and I even had my photos purchased and put into books; not because I have any extraordinary prowess. A little blue tint, a slight vignette, and phony polaroid frame. My artist signature was pre-manufactured. My intentions were ostentatious and upfront. The joke is on all of you.
And I did it all without ever using the word hipster once.