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    Only my photos on my walls.

    Hopefully this is the right forum for this, but if not please forgive me. I have a simple question: Do you allow photos taken by other people on the walls of your home?

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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coolhandchuck View Post
    Hopefully this is the right forum for this, but if not please forgive me. I have a simple question: Do you allow photos taken by other people on the walls of your home?
    Hey there. Welcome, Chuck! No, this is fine place to chat, and that is actually a good topic.

    Most "ordinary" folks that aren't blessed with the creative gift tend to buy and hang art made only by others. I mean, that's the way it's been done throughout the centuries. I'll bet there was even a caveman somewhere that bought or paid someone else to do a cave painting in his crib because he himself had no talent.

    But what if you can make your own imagery? What if you are a photographer or artist, and are good at what you do, or at least think you are? Well, I can only speak from personal experiences, and as for art on the walls, I tend to do both.

    Some of my collected art over the years has been created by others, usually because it was a medium that I did not partake in, like painting or sculpture. Also, being a pop culture brat, I have a lot of cool movie and music posters that I hang as art. In addition, from time to time I hang my own work, if it is something I really like. Of course the luxury there is I can take things down as I tire of them and replace them with other photos.

    So, my answer is a little of everything goes up. What do you do?

    BTW, in case you were wondering, I do have photos and photo-art created by others, mostly friends. For now, it sits in archival storage, and I take it out on occasion to look at it, but seeing how I live in a house with others, sadly I do not have the wall space to display it...
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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

    Yeah, I personally find it arrogant to be hanging ONLY your work

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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

    I saw the title of the thread and I knew that I had to check it out.

    Wow, this is one of the most intriguing questions to answer.

    Well, for me, it doesn't really matter whose photographs are hanging on my wall, as long as they mean something.

    I believe that photos are a piece of art, rather than just a 'showpiece'. If the photos do mean something to me, then it doesn't matter who takes them.

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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

    Yeah, I would love to flaunt those photos in my home.

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    Re: Only my photos on my walls.

    A good and informative dilemma for most of us is solved now!

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