While reading Lisa Hogbens posting “unhip hipstamatic or fauxtography fail “
I realized that some reason or another, I haven’t heard the word Fauxtography before but I like it.
It definitely describes a lot of what I’ve been seeing on the phone boards and pages.
People just shooting pictures & putting them up with nothing behind them. People posting endless variations on an image, apparently searching for something but sticking up even the bad images.
Now I have seen a great amount of interesting Illustrative work done with small cameras, phones & apps.
I wonder if we don’t need a category of Photography called Illustrative mashed with “graphy”.
Perhaps IlluGraphy would do.
I’m not sure this term will engender the respect it deserves though but it will be a good place holder until one is found.
Something not quite what I’d call Photography but definitely thought thru, interesting and new.
…and yes… I do IlluGraphy too…