Cheddar Gorge

by Stefan Fletcher May. 25, 2009 5137 views

I am always struck by the solidarity of people posting here considering how disparate and diverse we all are. But there is one thing which remains constant: we’re (nearly) all individuals posting our own images each in turn. There’s little room for collaboration other than the critiques section.

Here’s an idea: photographic version of “Cheddar Gorge”. Cheddar Gorge is a party game played in the UK and made famous on a hilarious radio show. Each player contributes a word that follows on from the previous word to make a sentence. Think of it as a constructive form of Chinese Whispers.

Why not do this with images? If one of us posts an image, someone else can post one s/he thinks continues /contrasts in theme, form or content. The end result is a sequence of five images (hopefully) in which we can see how the various posters respond to each other’s images.

I have already set up an account. Interested people should contact me for the password. I have no desire to ‘own’ this experiment, so once (if) it’s up and running, I’ll post an occasional contribution. I don’t think there should be any constraints other than a request to limit contributions to one per person per post.

What do you lot think of the idea?

26 May update

There are already one and a half fascinating posts and the site has made more friends in eight hours of operation than I did in a week. Hmmm.

Here's the link [photoblog.com] to it if you want to see:

https://www.photoblog.com/cheddargorge/ [photoblog.com]

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Jennye 11 years, 6 months ago

Sounds fun.I would love to join!!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dominique 11 years, 6 months ago

I'm sure your idea is very good, but unfortunately, I don't speak english very well and it will be difficult for me to follow you!!!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 11 years, 6 months ago

Great idea. Could be fun

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 6 months ago

Sounds fun, count me in.

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Alice 11 years, 6 months ago

I'm up for it! Never heard of cheddar gorge even living in the UK, again mornington crescent yes. but anyway, sounds like a great idea.

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 6 months ago

I'm up for it. By the way the best way from Cheddar Gorge to Mornington Crescent is via Oval and Cockfosters, then take the Bacon Roll line to Elephant & Castle.

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 11 years, 6 months ago

I have never heard of this - Mornington Crescent yes - but never Cheddar Gorge!

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 6 months ago

Sounds kinda neat, why not?

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 6 months ago

Sound great, can I join?

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Piyali 11 years, 6 months ago

That' so very interesting--I'm in--

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 6 months ago

Always up for a good thinking game...why not give it a try?

11 years, 6 months ago Edited
Edyta 11 years, 6 months ago

sounds interesting!

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