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(Im)perfect = Photogenic23/04/2012 - 4:37 PM
I find it interesting that both perfection and imperfection seem to make someone or something photogenic. I won't make this a long, philosophic piece about the subject, but I've come to the conclusion that we like looking at photos of perfect-looking people, but that and old, worn face makes for an attractive photo as well.
And the same goes for objects - like buildings, for instance.
The perfect graphic lines of the clean design of a modern building are attractive to photographers, but old, tatty, run-down or even completely ruined buildings seem to be at least as attractive.
Why is it that both these extremes attract, and that anything in the middle seems less interesting?
I have no idea.
But I rather liked this burnt and ruined home that I came across recently, and it made me think. (Nicer version in the Gallery.)