Mass Observation Project: Brands & Marketing

by Michael Sakowicz May. 02, 2011 1397 views

Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show - The Cover Of The Rolling Stone [youtube.com]

This MOP really kicked my ass… In other words, the above image is barely coherent and barely acceptable for this MOP. But, after me over-thinking the entire theme, it's the best I could ‘find.’

For those who don't know, I work in advertising: I am a graphic designer… Having said that, I really put way too much thought into this MOP and could never come up with something to shoot. So this quick pic is from an old family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN. I think this was actually shot somewhere in North Carolina - on the way up there. At any rate, I do like the whole MOP idea though, and it did give me something to think about - perhaps a little ‘too’ much. Cheers.

More takes on this MOP can be seen here [photoblog.com].

Find out what this whole ‘MOP’ thing is by clicking here [photoblog.com].

Nikon D70s | f/4.5 | 1/20" | ISO 200 | 70mm

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Sandra Vermeulen 10 years ago

;-)

10 years ago Edited
Lynn 10 years, 1 month ago

Very cool...love the blur!!!!!!

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Miclaud 10 years, 1 month ago

Great idea!

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Oscar 10 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic shot Mike....!!! :)

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 1 month ago

Well, I love it! excellent for the MOP!

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Huiching 10 years, 1 month ago

interesting set... And i love Chista's comment...

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Felecia Eby 10 years, 1 month ago

Man! For a second I had to pick my jaw up off the floor thinking "where the hell is gas that cheap??"
I like it Mike.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Manuele 10 years, 1 month ago

Great

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Christa 10 years, 1 month ago

Like a furtive image captured by the corner of the eye on the highway in foggy night.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kaitlyn 10 years, 1 month ago

Nice!

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Anna-Marya Tompa 10 years, 1 month ago

I like snapped images like this; our society bombards us with advertising visuals

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Roger 10 years, 1 month ago

I do like the shot, and I am buying in on the idea that this theme would have been difficult for me if I worked in advertising as well. Not sure if that was your intention, but it is very fitting for the MOP

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 1 month ago

Well, I like it!!! It's cool, colorful, moody and fills the bill for today's MOP! Mike, you didn't think much and still came up with a great MOP shot ;)))

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gerd Korts 10 years, 1 month ago

Well Mike most probably I thought about my comment similar long as you about your post until I finally found out what fascinates me on your photo. This blurry advertisement is exactly what advertisement means to me. I am the nightmare of this industry because I believe I cannot be influenced. My decisions to buy something are always based on my own experience or because of recommendations of people I trust. So this whole advertisement thing is somehow a blurry part of my life like a radio station playing the whole day some background noise. Thanks for making me think.

10 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jack Castelo Branco 10 years, 1 month ago

Great

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Jarvo J 10 years, 1 month ago

I think your picture just goes to prove that everything's bigger in the US. On Saturday I went to see my team play against a very small English club, Walsall. As I see it, Walsall has only one claim to fame - their ground is nearer to a motorway than any other club in the league. Consequently they use their position to gain advertising revenue. [url=http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/3858/walsallhoardingsmall.jpg]Whilst there, we parked under this hoarding, which is one of the largest I've seen over here.[/url] Your one knocks it into a cocked hat.

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Gonia 10 years, 1 month ago

hm, it's not easy work.

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Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 1 month ago

I'll take the gas price for sure, paid $3.92 a gal today. Starting to limit how far I go out shooting.

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