Video Shows How We All Take The Same Photographs


The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows added a new word this week: Vemödalen.

According to the, the definition of Vemödalen is:

the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist—the same sunset, the same waterfall, the same curve of a hip, the same closeup of an eye—which can turn a unique subject into something hollow and pulpy and cheap, like a mass-produced piece of furniture you happen to have assembled yourself.
While we understand the way this might bother photographers, we had another interpretation: Vemödalen is just proof that all people can find beauty in similar things. In the video above, 465 photographs, all from different photographers, demonstrate just how similar our eyes are.

Check it out and let us know what you think!


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