Monday, January 16, 2017

Thematic Photographic 397 - Messy

Electronic interchange
London, ON
December 2016
Take a look at the pics we share online and one thing becomes instantly clear: We're pretty careful about curation. We choose the prettiest compositions, with the least amount of clutter or messiness. We avoid sharing anything that makes us look less pristine, less put-together, less perfect. Sharing ourselves in this age of social media has little to do with painting a complete picture. It's all about crafting the ideal image, and hoping that's enough to convince everyone else that we're worthy of their attention.

Kind of a waste, isn't it?

Which is why this week's theme, Messy, might be a bit of a challenge. Because it involves sharing photos we might normally avoid sharing, and showing strangers things we normally wouldn't choose to show. We're not looking for the pristine, put-together and perfect poses. We're looking for the stuff that usually gets edited out, that wouldn't normally see the light of day. If it's chaotic, askew or, yes, messy, please share it.

Your turn: Take a photo that suggests this week's "messy" theme - or find one from your archives - and post it to your blog, website, Facebook page, or any related online resource. Leave a comment here letting everyone know where to find it. Visit other participants to spread the photographic fun - and feel free to post additional pics through the week. Each theme runs for one week, and new themes go live Mondays at 7 pm. For more info on how Thematic works, just click here.

5 comments:

Gilly said...

Computer fixed! Very messy photos as http://gillymaccsphotos.blogspot.com

Karen S. said...

Your great, messy photo reminds me of my hubby. He's got quite the tangled mess of (over loaded with) wires that exceed safe (in my opinion! Ha! Ha!) Here's mine
http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2017/01/messy.html

Bob Scotney said...

I ended up with some messy wiring too. http://bobscotney.blogspot.co.uk/2017/01/messy-thematic-photograpny.html

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

It's messy here: https://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/waiting-for-warm-up/

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Bob's post made me remember some other messy posts from the past:
https://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2016/03/20/downed-trees/
https://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/insert-pithy-title-here/
And, possibly the messiest of them all:
https://spokalulu.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/it-was-a-dark-and-stormy-night/