Why This Site?Posted on: January 3, 2012. 36 Comments
To many of you, the reason we started this site is painfully obvious. You’re a professional photographer that’s noticed 100 other “pros” pop up over night, or you’re not a photographer but noticed that all of the sudden 9 out of 10 of your Facebook friends have a professional photography site.
Cheaper cameras andÂ accessibilityÂ to clients created a boom of bad photography, something we here call “fauxtography.” Buy a $600 Canon Rebel, start a Facebook fan page and boom, you think you’re a photographer.
Two of us started the site after looking through the Facebook albums of one of these fauxtogs obsessively for a few days. We couldn’t get enough. And then more of our Facebook friends started photography pages and their photography was even worse. We were hooked. We passed links back and forth over email for a few weeks before realizing that other people needed to see this stuff. We created a little Tumblr blog, which has since moved here. Threw up some ugly graphics and barely spent any attention on design, but within weeks the site was goingÂ bananas. Apparently we struck a cord with a lot of people.
Facebook and the Internet have created not only overnight photographers but cake makers, bow makers and poker players. We’re all for entrepreneurship, but that doesn’t mean that we aren’t going to laugh or cringe at the results when they’re horrid and tacky.
This site is for fun. It’s light hearted, so don’t take it too seriously.
If you need to contact us, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.