I’m a little late on this post. Been crazy around the house lately, but I won’t bore you with details. This topic was chosen by Pete who did a pretty cool, and intensive photo for his post. You should definitely click here to see it. When I heard the topic I had something in mind almost straight away. A couple of the other guys had the idea of doing a person staring at the screen dazed out and my idea has something to do with that, but not precisely.
I love good stories, so I really enjoying watching good movies and drama television series. I don’t watch much TV though. Actually, it’s quite little as it seems lately I am always busy with something else. I do like video games as well. So I am definitely not against TV in general. But one thing I really despise is reality shows. I think they are the most pathetic form of entertainment available, at least 90+% of them. So that was kind of the start of my idea, that most broadcast shows seem to be reality shows. This is obviously because some people eat it up, but also because they are super cheap to produce. But there is just nothing there.
So the stereotype in my mind is not only is the viewer lazy for watching (called the boob tube and other nicknames for a reason), but I feel lazy a lot of times for watching, even if it’s only an hour, but the creators are lazy, the production is lazy, etc.
Canon 60D, 100mm macro lens, f/4, 1/80, ISO1600
The way I made this was to get a screen capture of a youtube video of the Keeping up with the Kardashians trailer. It was the most inane reality show I could think of. I then brought it into MS Paint(!) and made it fairly small. I then went to dafont.com and found a bold slightly broken down font and wrote LAZY. Copied that and brought it and layered it over the top of the screenshot. Got real close so I could see the pixels of the screen in the photo clearly and made lazy out of focus so it wasn’t obvious. My biggest challenge here was that I had to keep reducing the size of the image on the screen so I could get enough of the picture in the composition but still see the pixels. But I think this turned out almost exactly as I intended it.