“TV Portraits”, photos by Andris Feldmanis. What the TV sees.
great concept! it’s interesting thinking about what the tv has to entertain itself all day.
Interesting concept. Some of these are a bit melancholy.
i would like to have seen these photos more believable,for example playing video games, watching sports like a hockey game, a tragic news story (911). people eating popcorn watching a comedy movie or a horror movie. a night, couple laying on a couch sleeping, with the tv on.
Totally agree! really cool idea though!
I dont see how they’d be more believable. Sure they might be more cosmetically engaging, but that’s seemingly not the point of the series. You ask for emotion when every face of the ‘viewer’ in each image is blank. The whole idea of people just staring blankly at moving images for hours on end with little to no emotional engagement to it or those around around them is really a horrific activity and it’s wonderfully executed in this series.
Exactly. The idea seems to be that when we become so totally mentally engaged with the television, there is nothing else around us. Take a picture of yourself watching anything, you go blank stare man. You could even be watching something hilarious, or exciting, its likely you still look like a zombie.
These are interesting!
that’s what i like about this series. it’s exactly NOT that. i have a feeling that people are more often expressionless while they watch TV. the amount of physical expression and interaction with a TV (ie: sports or reactions to horror movie) is most likely at a bare minimum. if there are any, it’s barely noticeable.
i also like the idea that the people shown are expressionless. in a lot of ways it’s more realistic and it shows watching tv for what it really is: a mindless activity that wastes time.
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love their faces, and its the 4th photo featured on booooooom! with the Ikea chandelier, ha, I like it
needs night photos too! and photos at the dinner table
Godfrey Reggio had the same idea 16 years ago in his short film EVIDENCE. Watch it on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuI_nCADnW0
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