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“Some Of The Most Powerful And Heartbreaking Photos Ever Taken…”

No, it’s not what you think. There are not “30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever Taken” nor will you find “Some Of The Most Powerful And Heartbreaking Photos Ever…” here. These are just two post titles that popped up on my Facebook wall today.

As a photographer myself I do tend to click on some of these links, rarely expecting to find what such sensationalist titles promise. Rather, as with these you get a pretty poor selection by people who clearly know little about the medium of photography or its place in art and cultural history. Two different titles, mostly the same images these are on the type of sites that care nothing about quality or credibility – and there are hundreds of them – who link-bait for hits with such dramatic titles. All too often, as in this case they’re mostly reposting each others ‘top ten’ (did I ever mention I hate list posts), ‘best of’, biggest ever’, ‘weirdest’, ‘oldest’, longest’, ‘most fcuked up’, and every other word designed to pique your curiosity and draw you into visiting their low-quality content. Content which is all too often stolen and misrepresented – yes, I said stolen – from creative people who’ve made it or writers who’ve written it. Continue reading

Red Bubble

I’ve recently discovered Red Bubble a very interesting site full of (mostly) amateur and professional photographers, artists and writers. It’s a great concept – and highly addictive if these are your fields of interest. Well worth a look!

Salvador Dali – The Enigma of Hitler

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Quote – Salvador Dali

I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.
Salvador Dali

Quote – Salvador Dali

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Salvador Dali

Philippe Halsman – Dali atomicus

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René Magritte – The Son of Man

René Magritte - The Son of Man

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Salvador Dali – The Elephants

Salvador Dali - The Elephants

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David Hockney – A Bigger Splash

David Hockney - A Bigger Splash

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(My art teacher from school, Kate Woodward – who is no longer with us – went to college with him in his early days)

Roy Lichtenstein – Whaam!

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