Last week we brought you Photo 101: The Death of the Photographer. This week we present a series of photos of Adidas socks taken in a private backyard in California from an anonymous eBay’er. This may be confounding, important, or banal but it resonates with us. Photography is not dead, rather at a crossroads and eBay is one of the unlikely places that it is flourishing.
Digitalunderrated.com collects amateur photographs from a Switzerland based internet auction website (like eBay). The lifetime of these photos are usually 7 days or until the auction expires. After that, they disappear from public view. Digitalunderrated shows the quality and curious nature of these pictures. Below is a selection of favorites from Digitalunderrated’s founder. Half-naked women in matching lace top and bottom, holding her hand up to the wall.