a friend had commented that he was bored looking at 'normal' pictures. i asked him what he meant by that, and he referred me to http://komunis.fotopages.com(this page). i pressed him further on the subject, and after a rather long-winded explanation (peppered with some near-miss misunderstandings), it finally dawned on me that he was looking at the pictures differently.
how i see the pictures on fotopages: pictures that try to capture a particular moment in time, perhaps with some tweaks here and there to make it look more interesting.
how he sees the pictures on fotpages (or rather, what he wants to see): digital graphic art, freely crossing over into manipulation, sometimes resulting in images that look like paintings.
two very different schools of thought, but neither being wrong.
either way, the picture above was the best i could come up with, given my limited photoshop skills. his verdict? still a ways to go.
whatever the case, tomorrow night, i'll be expecting a great performance from the people in the image above.