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| p.1 #1 · medical office wall decor |
I'm posting this here because it gets far more traffic than the "miscellaneous" board.
I'm not talking about photography of things in a medical office, I'm talking about the wall decor found in medical offices, on the walls of hospitals, in dentist office waiting rooms, etc. It seems to be a specialized branch of photography. At the medical building I go to, I see the photos on the wall, signed and numbered all, and marvel at the fuzziness, lack of message, total abstractness of many of them. But there they are, in limited editions, making some photographers a lot of money.
In one example, there is a set of about 16 11x14 or 16x20 images all showing what appears to be a duck on a body of water from fairly high up. The duck is so far away and occupies such a small portion of the mostly monochromatic image that you have to walk up to the images and stare at them to even guess at what they show. It may not even be a duck on water, but that's my guess. The series doesn't progress in any way (e.g. higher/farther to lower/closer) and as a photographer it leaves me speechless with "what's the point of this?" But there it is. I would have hit the delete button on every last one of them! (silly me, I don't know such stuff was worth money!)
What's the deal with medical office wall decor photography, and how does one break into it? I've never seen any mention of it on FM or anywhere else but it definitely exists as a branch of our photographic field of endeavor and quite a lucrative one apparently.