Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by THORHAMMER, Feb 5, 2008.
I dig the comp but to be honest "lonely chairs" like this just feels like a cliche
I would agree, it kinda seems like it would be cliche, but I dont actually see many of these shots around here.
Maybye I am wrong and you can point them out to me...
I don't recall if I've seen any on here, and I'm not gonna go rooting around for any. What can I say, it just feels like a cliche.
Im just saying , in order for you to even think that you would have to have seen this a LOT, or hear about it a LOT, or something like that.
to say you feel that way is just a different word.. sorry.
If you have to root around for examples, then its definately NOT cilche,
You know the meaning of the word cliche right ?
Related phrases: cliché verre cliché-verre no cliché son of cliché anti-cliché
Definitions of Cliché on the Web:
An expression so often used that its original power has been drained away, such as "dead as a doornail."
an over-used phrase or expression
always a noun. Never spelled with a d at the end. Use adjectives like trite and hackneyed.
The individual unit consisting of the design of a single stamp, combined with others to make up the complete printing plate. Individual designs on modern one-piece printing plates are referred to as subjects.
A familiar expression that has been used and reused so many times that its lost its expressive power. Happy as a clam or eyes like a hawk are examples of clichés.
is language or story elements which have been overused.
A once pithy, clever sayings in which someone encapsulated an idea or feeling. Unfortunately, thousands of other people used and reused those sayings, until they became trite and tiresome. ...
an expression or phrase that is so overused as to become trite and meaningless: cool as a cucumber, wrack and ruin, and tried and true are examples.
French: n. an expression which has been used so often that it is felt to be trite and tedious. For example, "As old as the hills," is a cliché.
a trite, overworn expression; a dead metaphor
A cliché is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. It is generally used in a negative context.
Cliché (2005) is a synthpop album by Melotron.
an overused word or phrase that lacks originality and weakens the thought [Grade 9]
Wow, did you just post the definition of cliche? Thanks but I know what it means.
When you're asking me for photos of a random subject that may require some looking which I may or may not be in the mood to do. But since it seems you really wanted to know, here's a google image search of "lonely chair": http://images.google.com/images?um=...US:official&q=lonely chair&btnG=Search Images
You can do a search for "chair" on flickr and find similar results.
yeah, these are all from stock photo sites.
I wouldn't classify this same as someones art. Not even close.
If thats the case, any photo anyone in here could ever take could be pulled up on google images and everything would be cliche.
If everyone was sharing this in the forum, then I would agree with you.
That first shot is great.
Excellent composition and I really like the conversion technique and the toning.
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=lonely%20chair&w=all (list of 2,569 "lonely chair" photos)
I fail to see what all these images are doing if they are not someone's art.
yea Rob i dont think your proving anything to be honest. You can easily say a subject has been done X amount of times before, but that is not the point. Its HOW the subject is taken that matters thats what makes it different and more interesting in appearance to others, and even gives you a totally different sensation when viewing it.
The first shot for example although not perfect for composition imo, definatly has something very interesting about it.. i like it alot.
I could easily pull up more pics than that of any random phrase
from the same sources. Proves nothing about anything
And, those would mostly be different, there arent as many cliches
as you think when you actually look into the shots not just total numbers
I do see a lot of cliches in political messages and stuff like that, but
I just dont see what your getting at.
These are not just photos of a chairs, these are images intended specifically to evoke a lonely, desolate, and/or decrepit atmosphere. We all see an empty chair set up like that and think there's supposed to be someone sitting in it - yeah, it's eerie, and it was cool the first time I saw it. I'm not saying that sort of shot cannot be done and done well, but I do think it is a cliche.
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