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Not Common People
January 20, 2011 7:34 AM   Subscribe

Not Common People is a photography blog. It's probably NSFW.
posted by chunking express (37 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cool, it's like I'm looking through the facebook pictures of people cooler and prettier than me that do fun and interesting things like not wearing a shirt.
posted by fuq at 7:46 AM on January 20, 2011 [6 favorites]


I want to blog like common people,
I want to blog whatever common people blog...
posted by chasing at 7:55 AM on January 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


Reminds me of Vice, and I'm not sure whether this is a good thing or not. A very h*pst*r aesthetic, the young, thin, collection-bin-attired and soft-focus.

I do like this guy's work, mind.
posted by mippy at 7:58 AM on January 20, 2011


How the hell did you get here.
Semi-naked in somebody else's room.
I'd give my whole life to see it.
Just you, standing there,
only in your underwear.

posted by KokuRyu at 7:59 AM on January 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Great, now I've got Shatner's version of "Common People" in my head. Thanks a load.
posted by notsnot at 8:15 AM on January 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


Viewing photo sites (this one an example) I am forced to figure out what sort of photography I prefer. (I am not telling.)
posted by Postroad at 8:20 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


Thanks to the Internet, we are finally nearing that wonderful, long-anticipated future: a day when not a single affectless young woman lying in her bed will go undocumented!
posted by neroli at 8:21 AM on January 20, 2011 [17 favorites]


"Boobs and fishnets" might have been a more helpful title.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 8:35 AM on January 20, 2011 [5 favorites]


Attractive Young People Posing in Weird Ways on Vintage Photo Stock People
posted by dgaicun at 8:36 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


"probably"?
posted by Redhush at 8:42 AM on January 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


oh sweet American Apparel has a blog now
posted by cortex at 8:52 AM on January 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


facebook, h*pst*r aesthetic, Boobs and fishnets, American Apparel.

Thank you, fellow commenters.
posted by dagarrat at 9:00 AM on January 20, 2011


I liked Rikki Kasso's photos, hence the link. There are pictures of young naked women in fishnets. Tragic, I know. Then there is stuff like this and this.
posted by chunking express at 9:05 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


There are pictures of young naked women in fishnets. Tragic, I know.

It's not that it's tragic, necessarily, it's that I have a lot of design/photo/art feeds on my RSS reader and there are like 90 '20 Stunning Photos!' posts a day per blog where some 27-year-old guy decided to make a portfolio of young white women in Anthropologie dresses in a meadow with their backs to the camera and the sun oranging out the frame and then also the same young white women in B&W photos lying in their underwear on hotel beds with an ornate gilt-framed mirror showing the photographer's left elbow while the young white women look disaffectedly out the window and with maybe one stocking on.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:14 AM on January 20, 2011 [19 favorites]


... then also the same young white women in B&W photos lying in their underwear on hotel beds...

You say that like it's a bad thing.
posted by Joe Beese at 9:17 AM on January 20, 2011 [3 favorites]


I rarely look at other peoples work. I find my personal archives most inspiring.

Heh.

I saw the backlash coming even before I got there. "Not Common People" is asking for trouble. "Black & White Boobies Yay!" or "Doesn't My Ass Look Fucking Awesome in These Fishnets?" may have gone over a little better.
posted by kittens for breakfast at 9:17 AM on January 20, 2011


The average technical quality of photography seems to be getting better and better but the level of creativity is staying the same. Perhaps the limits of the medium have been exhausted? What is left to do that hasn't already been done?

I'm not complaining, it is amazing to have a seemingly endless trove of quality photography just a click away, but I can't wait until someone figures out how to take it to the next level.
posted by ChrisHartley at 9:35 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't wait until someone figures out how to take it to the next level.

Meet Wolfgang Tillmans.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:40 AM on January 20, 2011 [4 favorites]


What is left to do that hasn't already been done?

Welcome to 1921!
posted by incessant at 9:43 AM on January 20, 2011 [1 favorite]


"Not Common People"

The problem is, this work shows they are. There's a lot of this stuff about and it just isn't some people's style.

And also, for the ladeez, it would be nice to see some arty, vintage stock photos of topless girls that look like they can pass the pencil test. I often really like the aesthetic of these photos but other times I feel like a hippo with a Holga.
posted by mippy at 9:45 AM on January 20, 2011


I liked Rikki Kasso's photos, hence the link.

You could have linked to his work directly [NSFW]. Or his portfolio site, even.
posted by me3dia at 10:54 AM on January 20, 2011


(Fixed first link.)
posted by me3dia at 10:56 AM on January 20, 2011


Yawn.
posted by Liquidwolf at 10:57 AM on January 20, 2011


Double Yawn!

P0WN3D!
posted by chunking express at 11:23 AM on January 20, 2011


And I thought I'd let people pick what photographer they like best. I mean, his links are on the site.
posted by chunking express at 11:25 AM on January 20, 2011


WHY DO YOUNG ATTRACTIVE NAKED WOMEN HAVE TO DOMINATE ALL 'PHOTOS'? AM I A HATER BECAUSE I HATE IT. IF PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOUR PHOTOS WHEN THE SUBJECT MATTER IS SMUT THEN YOUR PHOTOS PROBABLY AREN'T VERY GOOD AND PEOPLE ARE JUST LOOKING AT THEM FOR THE NUDITY. TAKE PIXXX OF SOMETHING ELSE AND THEN MAYBE WE CAN TALK.
posted by 200burritos at 11:44 AM on January 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


LOUD NOISES
posted by shakespeherian at 11:59 AM on January 20, 2011


CAPSLOCK FOR PRESIDENT
posted by dgaicun at 1:44 PM on January 20, 2011 [2 favorites]


Emo photos.
posted by bru at 1:51 PM on January 20, 2011


What a letdown! I see a blog entitled "Not Common People" and I expect to see, uh, well, not one of the most commonly photographed demographics there is (pretty 20something women). In my mind, "Not Common People" is a blog where I can see 8 different kinds of fringe fashion subculture, burn victims smiling in suits, grown men and women walking the streets in outlandish body paint, septuagenarian Lady Gaga impersonators, midgets in overalls planting tomatoes, men dressing as women dressing as men dressing as women and vice-versa, people who've tattooed their entire bodies to resemble that of a lizard, in other words, every kind of uncommon thing out there that makes people different, and wacky and wonderful in their differences. Sigh.
posted by Ndwright at 2:43 PM on January 20, 2011 [7 favorites]


Ndwright,

Here's the blog you just described.

Also, the poser version.
posted by dgaicun at 3:48 PM on January 20, 2011


And dance and drink and screw shoot
Because there's nothing else to do
posted by bwg at 4:40 PM on January 20, 2011


Lotsa hate here for a photography blog that has (IMO) far better quality work than some of the photographers who get solo-FPPs on the blue.

Yeah, the theme is narrow: faux cross-processed, mostly overexposed shots of pretty, semi-waif 20-somethings looking despondent and debauched. So what?
posted by IAmBroom at 8:23 PM on January 20, 2011


dgaicun writes "Ndwright,

"Here's the blog you just described."


Nah, people of Walmart is mostly just mean and pointing for lulz; Ndwright is looking for something more celebratory.
posted by Mitheral at 9:01 PM on January 20, 2011


His only specification was "where I can see". He can see those things there (or many close approximations there of), and celebrate as desired.
posted by dgaicun at 9:12 PM on January 20, 2011


I really like the short interviews proceeding each photographer about the camera they use and their influences.
posted by rmmcclay at 9:41 PM on January 20, 2011


I love this kind of artwork.
posted by SylviaAspevig at 10:07 AM on January 21, 2011


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