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Clichés

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French music artist Hiérophante created a video for his song Clichés that explores the repetitive nature of the photos posted on social networks. He cut together thousands of selfies, pics of food, pole dancing (yes, pole dancing), tattoos, celebrities, nail art, and other oft-posted images to illustrate just how un-original most of the content on social networks really is. It’s clever as hell, and it manages to be simultaneously hypnotic, depressing, and a little funny. Definitely worth a watch.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

12 thoughts on “Clichés

  1. Brilliant. We’re all just an Instagram away from being Shutterstock.

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  2. Phew! I got to the end of that video and was very relieved that the only one of those photo cliches I have ever been guilty of is taking the photo of the plate of food. In my (feeble) defence, I only do that when we are on vacation and I am eating local cuisine I have never had before so that it forms part of a travelogue.

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  3. I liked it, but I must admit that the photos of guns scare me a bit.

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  4. Here’s a thought–can’t we just make a wide (or whatever you would call it from top to bottom as opposed to side to side) lens that way we wouldn’t have to have the camera in the shot?

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