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posted by Falconetti (38 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Deleted (with good reason because they are blurry) Images.

I hate to sound snarky but not everything is art or needs a website. But I did like the Japanese lady's bare belly, that was nice!
posted by fenriq at 8:44 PM on July 17, 2007


Shouldn't this be called Not-Quite-Deleted Images?
posted by flod at 8:47 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


meh. I've made more fuzzy images than that, which meant more (to me).

Context! - and some which made sense (the subject, whilst moving, remained perfectly sharp while the background moved, or the background was static while the subjects were in motion).
posted by porpoise at 9:02 PM on July 17, 2007


Along the same lines (mistakes, not deletions), the flickr Toy Camera Catastrophes pool. Some of the images are brilliant mistakes - lots of double exposures, light leaks, and various mysteries. My favorite flickr group.
posted by iconomy at 9:04 PM on July 17, 2007 [7 favorites]


Yeah, I'm a little disappointed—I was hoping this was an aggregation of genuinely intended-for-deletion photos that were rescued through some camera-management software bug. There's selection, not anti-selection, at play here.
posted by cortex at 9:06 PM on July 17, 2007 [2 favorites]


iconomy, now that's art!
posted by fenriq at 9:07 PM on July 17, 2007


Hm. Given how long it took to load, I was expecting a bunch of little white squares with red X's in them. That would've been *so* MeTa.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:09 PM on July 17, 2007


Yeah, I'm a little disappointed—I was hoping this was an aggregation of genuinely intended-for-deletion photos that were rescued through some camera-management software bug.

Actually I just recovered this picture of my friend's bikini-clad butt that I had accidentally deleted yesterday. I was intending to delete the picture before it but pressed delete at the wrong time or something. I actually went to best-buy and bought an SD card reader for $15 to recover it (using this open source recovery software)
posted by delmoi at 9:20 PM on July 17, 2007 [3 favorites]


These cameras ... clearly, they vibrated.
posted by nasreddin at 9:30 PM on July 17, 2007 [1 favorite]


Favorited, but just for the butt, not your obsessiveness.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:30 PM on July 17, 2007


delmoi, I was actually looking at your photostream and rather enjoyed that butt, thanks for bringing it back!
posted by fenriq at 9:47 PM on July 17, 2007


Y'know, viewed as a set/theme, the images are strangely compelling.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 9:51 PM on July 17, 2007


That was $15 well spent, delmoi!
posted by DreamerFi at 10:20 PM on July 17, 2007


Boy, this is almost as good as last night's post
posted by mrnutty at 10:38 PM on July 17, 2007


They can't all be winner, mrnutty!
posted by Falconetti at 10:49 PM on July 17, 2007


Deleted (with good reason because they are blurry) Images. - Gerhard Richter
posted by tellurian at 10:55 PM on July 17, 2007


Yup, I have hundreds of shitty photos that I could go "whoa, deep, man!" over if I wanted to be pretentious.

next
posted by Muddler at 11:19 PM on July 17, 2007


That was $15 well spent, delmoi!

seconded.
posted by zardoz at 11:20 PM on July 17, 2007


Delete Me!
posted by fatllama at 1:55 AM on July 18, 2007


Whatever, jackasses. Some of these were gorgeous. Actually, I was asking myself whether they were actually composed. The absurd beauty is worth it.

And, yes, fenriq, everything we do is art; intentional or otherwise.

Grand post, Falconetti. Thanks.
posted by converge at 3:11 AM on July 18, 2007


Most of the "oops I shook the camera" night shots look like boring screensavers. My favourites, like this, mostly leave me wondering what the hell was going on.
posted by plant at 3:41 AM on July 18, 2007


I like these pictures. Call me a fool.
posted by MarshallPoe at 4:20 AM on July 18, 2007


You're a fool.

Now, can I call you a taxi?
posted by HuronBob at 5:56 AM on July 18, 2007


I like it! Thanks for posting.

It proves one thing for sure. Sometimes, people delete the right images. And sometimes, people delete the wrong images.
posted by The Deej at 6:05 AM on July 18, 2007


Whatever, jackasses. Some of these were gorgeous. Actually, I was asking myself whether they were actually composed.

That's actually the source of my disappointment. These aren't the terrible, unusable messes I'd expect from a genuine deletion pile—they're photos being purposefully submitted for display by people who almost certainly decided (delmoi maneuver notwithstanding, and really doubt it applies to this stuff) to not delete the photos.

It's an art gallery, a collection of "damaged" photos. Nothing wrong with that, nor with finding the photos compelling; the offense is in the suggestion of a more interesting process than is actually on display here.

Maybe that's a bizarre objection, but there it is.
posted by cortex at 6:17 AM on July 18, 2007


I was intending to delete the picture before it but pressed delete at the wrong time or something.

You fumbled the "delete" button while she was watching, then? "Yup, it's gone, no-one will ever see it."
posted by mendel at 6:17 AM on July 18, 2007


the offense is in the suggestion of a more interesting process than is actually on display here.

That's a valid viewpoint. If it was more like Found Magazine it would be more "pure."

It reminds me of a site (which I can't find now) where you could play the "mic-in" files that ended up in the music share files used by LimeWire and similar programs. These are audio files that were never meant for public listening, and some were absolutely hysterical in a Star-Wars-Kid, guilty pleasure sort of way. Audio love letters, musical practice recordings, nerd-talk over an accidentally open mic... this MUST have been a MeFi FPP at some point...
posted by The Deej at 6:37 AM on July 18, 2007


The mic-in site belongs to starkeffect.
posted by iconomy at 6:44 AM on July 18, 2007


The mic-in site belongs to starkeffect.
posted by iconomy


Thanks iconomy! I knew if I mentioned it, then acted helpless without actually asking for help, somone would come along and help a bruthah out. Now I have to waste MORE time. Oh well.
posted by The Deej at 6:57 AM on July 18, 2007


Yes! I don't think I could provide a better counterpoint. And I love those tracks.
posted by cortex at 7:04 AM on July 18, 2007


I think several of these have been Knoppix desktop wallpapers.
posted by Slithy_Tove at 7:14 AM on July 18, 2007


Oh yeah? With MetaFilter, I can make real deleted images. See...
posted by Bugg at 7:24 AM on July 18, 2007


That was an elephant pissing, btw. Art!
posted by Bugg at 7:25 AM on July 18, 2007


You fumbled the "delete" button while she was watching, then? "Yup, it's gone, no-one will ever see it."

Heh, no. If I had done that I wouldn't have been able to take any more pictures without overwriting it (probably).
posted by delmoi at 8:06 AM on July 18, 2007


Makes my eyes hurt. The original post, not the butt.
posted by craven_morhead at 8:14 AM on July 18, 2007


Saved Images
posted by redteam at 2:08 PM on July 18, 2007


converge, you mean that big old stinky crap I took earlier today was art? Awesome. I think I'll put it up on Ebay and await my millions.
posted by fenriq at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2007


Pretentiousness?

I don't pretend to like these photos - I do like them.

Seems that some of you are pretending NOT to like them :)
posted by krilli at 7:10 AM on July 19, 2007


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