Can we stop the clone-tography now please?

A generic newborn photograph

A generic newborn photograph

I am bored. So bored.

Not of photography, and not of life...but seeing so many photographers pumping out the same photographs day in day out that could have been taken in any studio by any photographer anywhere in the world.

BORING!

We all know the newborn photographers that put a baby in a side lie with some curly wool on a box or bed with a wooden or floor.

The classic portrait of a kid with curly hair and freckles shot at f9-f11 using a brown textured backdrop...yawn!

A generic freckly child photograph

A generic freckly child photograph

The old man looking wrinkly in black and white with gaps in his teeth or extra textured clothing.

A generic old man photograph

A generic old man photograph

The 5-year-old in a field with a straw hat and creamy bokeh muddied by fake blur, possibly a random duckling sat in a basket by their ankle.

It's like that one time you laugh at your toddler doing something slightly funny- only for them to repeat it 6000 times while you sigh and grit your teeth while saying "brilliant darling" all while in your head you've thrown them off a bridge a long time ago.

"No ideas are original nowadays", the crowd ringer will say: "If you've thought of an idea, its already been done"

Really?! I don't believe for a second that anyone has composited a dinosaur riding a giant child in a chicken run while eating poppadoms and farting out luminous pink pine cones. Show me the photo. Prove me wrong!

It's great that now, more than ever, the photography industry seems to be thriving but its time for people to stop copying each other and pull their finger out. Or they might end up being thrown off a bridge (in my head at least)