Enough with the lifestyle photos

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  1. Hayato

    Hayato Well-Known Member

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  2. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    What about mise en abÃ[​IMG]me? I could take a picture of myself contemplating the act of taking photos for the internet.

    hahahaha. That'd actually be funny. I might actuallty be ok with a picture that stars your gf beating you up cause of your visa bill with a bunch of Edward Green/Corthay/C&J/etc laying around. Out of the fantasmatic into the domestic.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    learned my lesson making scrapple in the nude.

    I'm guessing that you used the wrong utensil just because it was at hand.

    My neighbour's kid is pretty happy when he dresses up as a cowboy and runs around the hallways of our building. Yet he lacks the wisdom to see that his happiness can never be complete until he takes stylized pictures of his roleplay accessories and posts them on the interwebs. Maybe you can show him the way.

    As with Babar, so too with me.

    Oh snap!

    Waiting for Vox's passive aggresive reply.


    You know it, teh Babar?

    Whodini and phatguido will cease to have a reason to post if we ban lifestyle photos.

    They can post for the sheer love of StyleForvm, like I do.

    The average styleforvm user's lifestyle consists of sitting in front of a computer all day, with regular breaks to go take pictures of themselves in the office restrooms.

    Those with laptops take no breaks.


    - B
     


  4. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    Here is what I made for dinner.

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    Circle this date on the calendar, folks. It is the day when edina did not fail.
     


  5. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    I'm actually going to provide a counterpoint. I don't mind them, and often they're quite interesting. Some are done more tastefully than others, of course.

    FWIW, IMO the constant snark from many forum regulars only contributes to the "problem." When you post a meal, however unpretentiously, and 4 or 5 folks chime in about the silverware, or the tablecloth, or the non-SF-approved chair leg in the distant background, is it any wonder that people strive to make every photo just-so?
     


  6. thekunk07

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    ^don't have time to read this. I am staging the bathroom for the pinwheel I am about to take/make.
     


  7. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    Circle this date on the calendar, folks. It is the day when edina did not fail.
    It's actually the best post in the thread, though robin's is a close second.
    FWIW, IMO the constant snark from many forum regulars only contributes to the "problem." When you post a meal, however unpretentiously, and 4 or 5 folks chime in about the silverware, or the tablecloth, or the non-SF-approved chair leg in the distant background, is it any wonder that people strive to make every photo just-so?
    This is part of the same problem. The same people who post pictures of their lifestyle fantasies are those who critique others' for being insufficiently iGent.
     


  8. holymadness

    holymadness Senior member

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    As with Babar, so too with me.
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  9. Douglas

    Douglas Stupid ass member

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    This is part of the same problem. The same people who post pictures of their lifestyle fantasies are those who critique others' of being insufficiently iGent.

    disagree. i can think of several examples of those who make these sorts of snarky observations and also profess a dislike of lifestyle photos.

    they would probably respond by saying "well, what am I supposed to do, push all my knoll/saarinen/eames to the side of the room when taking a WAYWRN photo? It's not as though I can get off the yacht - we're 300 yards offshore of Nice - would you prefer I take my photo on the Promenade?"
     


  10. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    I remember posting something similar (a lot shorter, but similar) a few years ago. Nobody seemed to agree with me. I hope they agree with you.

    Are you forgetting your, own photos ?
     


  11. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    disagree. i can think of several examples of those who make these sorts of snarky observations and also profess a dislike of lifestyle photos.

    they would probably respond by saying "well, what am I supposed to do, push all my knoll/saarinen/eames to the side of the room when taking a WAYWRN photo? It's not as though I can get off the yacht - we're 300 yards offshore of Nice - would you prefer I take my photo on the Promenade?"


    [​IMG] That's exactly it: the harrumph.

    I like phat guido's photographs quite a lot.

    The Precambrian explosion came in the summer of 2009. I also found that interesting, although some people hated (and continue to hate) it.


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  12. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Are you forgetting your, own photos ?

    You don't like it, the lifestyle photos?
     


  13. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Are you forgetting your, own photos ?

    See, Douglas's post above.


    - B
     


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    GlenCoe Senior member

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    I agree, but we should certainly keep lifestyle gifs [​IMG]
     


  15. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Senior member

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    See, Douglas's post above.


    - B


    See my, post below.
     


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