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. www.vistastamps.com/en/glossary1.html[/SIZE]
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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliché[/SIZE]
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.
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.