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Thursday, April 4, 2013

摸魚~ Fumbling for Fish. III

    Recently there was a bit of furor over an Instagram picture being on the front page of the New York Times that triggered concerns whether traditional photography had become obsolete.

    The fact of the matter is that modern views of representative imaging have now become adopted by a media outlet of bygone eras in order to reinvigorate its cultural relevancy. The instantaneous social-sharing feature of wireless digital information is a logical business adaptation for this faded major player to regain the attention of future generations; commercial radio still flourishes despite the dominance of cable television, pedigree racehorses are more profitable investments than personal automobiles, and steakhouses take opposite floorspace at malls while McDonald's huddles away in the food court.

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    By trying to connect to less-discerning audiences via integration of mass appeal imagery, the "hipster" generation has something to possibly latch onto and give the New York Times some viably consumable reputation.

    In the meantime, it seems hard pressed to find photographic evidence of similar work on Google Image Search for this type of scanography.

    Note: All images are *not* created with digital manipulation software (i.e. Adobe Photoshop) for composition and content.

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