Mundane

Mundane

So I was trying to find out what is mundane in photography. It seems to be another very used word except “bokeh”, and as well I seem to be that last uneducated freak who doesn’t really know what is that all about.
I already found out, what is bokeh, and with that came up that most of the amateur photographers actually confuse bokeh for blur; maybe because it sounds cool, to have a great bokeh in the capture… So bokeh, the out-of-focus light things in the capture, with many things around it (like shape of it, number of blades in the used lens, the filling of the bokeh, border of the bokeh, many, many quite unimportant things when it comes to really great photography), bokeh is finally clear to me.
But, what is mundane? I reckon something about everyday details of life, yet I’m not sure, as it seems again that many people just take that cool sounding word and place it with pictures which doesn’t have much in common with the actual “mundane” thing…
Confronting uncle Google, I am finding definitions of mundane:

  • Everyday: Found in the ordinary course of events.
  • In science fiction and related fandoms, a mundane is a person who does not belong to a particular group, according to the members of that group; the implication is that such persons, lacking imagination, are concerned solely with the mundane: the quotidian and ordinary.
  • Earthly, ordinary objects and concerns; worldly, profane, vulgar as opposed to heavenly; ordinary; not new; tedious; repetitive and boring.
  • Mundaneness – sophistication: the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment.
  • We use this word to refer to that which is modern. People sometimes refer to their “mundane life” when talking about their occupation, or their “mundane name” when introducing themselves.
  • So, tell me, what is mundane photography? How do I capture mundane detail? Can I even capture mundane detail, when I believe there’s something more behind everything?

    By | 2017-08-05T21:59:02+00:00 March 31st, 2009|Photo, Thoughts|Comments Off on Mundane

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