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photo contest slideshow
Ullswater near Pooley Bridge
Monk and city
AR(R)I
Shoal
Papaya
Grey Yorkshire Morn
Part of ocean
Sunset at the Capitol
The red-beard butcher
Fire!
Quiet Streets in the Philippines
comfort
Frame of the mtb bicycle at night.
Girl fishing in Cleveland
Bi-reflection
March
glimpsed lamp
Man and shadow
sunset over the waterway
Impromptu music concert in Beijing.
Chimpanzee
Will the Magic Happen?
Red soil
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
comfort

we all have dreams and aspirations. rarely does reality line up with these romantic notions. they're sullied. as humans we have a deep set tendency to yearn. to covet what we perceive to lack. contentedness is a rare feeling, and fleeting. this series is a visual representation of those dreams we seek, and the discontent we discover embedded within them. The hole punch in each photo is inspired from the FSA photography movement lead by Roy Stryker. When images didn't line up with the Farm Security Administrations agenda in showing the plight of the American farmer, Stryker would hole punch them, so they wouldn't be used. Our own goals are often marred with trial and let down. It's up to the individual to find beauty and inspiration in the flawed result.

TAGS: Art, South Carolina, Surreal

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Boone, North Carolina, United States of America
Member since 2018
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
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Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2018, 12:56 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO100
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