Friday, December 4, 2009

Subject matter? Yes, it does.

These photography tips by "Thomas: professional photographer" are hilarious. As with all great satire the closer it models reality the funnier it becomes. In this case, the Thomas photos look very much like actual examples of fine art photography.

Left: Songs of Sentient Beings #1595, 1995 by Bill Jacobson,
Right: Self portrait by Thomas

from The Sky Book by Richard Misrach

Sunset From My Rooftop by Thomas

OK, granted the second example might be stretching it. But anyway, contemporary photography is such a ripe target for parody I'm surprised not to see more sites like this. Come on all you photographers. Why so serious? It's ok to laugh at yourself once in a while.

Thanks to Richard for the tip.