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79 collectable prints. If one of those prints should happen to fall...
Yeah, I have no idea where I'm going with this either.
A concensus (of sorts) coming out of the discussion following my last post, was that the best way to judge an image is if people are willing to pay for it.
I think the idea has some flaws. Still, in a non-scientific effort to further the conversation along, I grabbed every image I could readily find and created a gallery of photographs that were sold to real people for real money (or sometimes swapped for a side of beef) for use in their home, most likely hanging on a wall.
Like I said, non-scientific. I excluded prints of people's own children. We already know people like pictures of their own kids. I didn't include celebrities. We know people like them too. For the most part these are non-invent pictures. Found images on the street or whatnot. Kind of what I refer to as the "Magnum Tradition".
Forty-nine of the images are in color, the rest B&W. Not sure what that tells us. Probably half were shot on film the rest digital, also not overly revealing. Two observations I can make are, people like pictures of other people's kids too, and they like the pyramids.
Here's the link. I bet you don't look at all 79.
To insure that you don't completely hate me, I've included a picture of a cat.