Thursday, July 23, 2009


"[A] beautiful photo of something ugly"—I assert, check! I won't make any claim to Capital-"B"-Beauty—it doesn't warrant such big-britchery—but I will claim that it possesses a degree of aesthetic merit even though its subjects would conventionally be considered ugly. (I say "would conventionally be considered ugly" because one could argue that if the photograph is beautiful, then the subject, at least from some perspective or in some context, is beautiful, and then we're headed towards a whole mess of semantic shite that I just don't particularly want to step in.)

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  1. I think this satisfies the request. I can look at this and think: "there's really some beauty in this picture of an ugly old trashcan." On to the ugly representation of the beautiful.

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