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Old 08-16-2016, 09:34 PM   #23
Razzmatazz13
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It's hard to say. I did a series of photographs that were abstract. They were of ordinary things but taken in such a way as to remove context and thereby, identity.

The usual reaction was fascination, wonder, puzzlement - with people spending a lot of time looking at them and guessing what they were looking at, making up wild stories with each other about them and ALWAYS begging me to tell them what the photo was of.

For a while I would tell people if they really wanted to know. Invariably, when I did the excitement would drain from their faces and they'd say, "Oh." with a pathetic tone of resignation.

And that was it, knowing the answer pissed all over their parade and destroyed their interest in and enjoyment of the photos.

Sometimes, the questions are better than the answers.
Did you post them on the cellar? Do you still have them? That sounds really interesting and I'd love to see!
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