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<p>I can tell it's time again to show my favorites (Matt Harding's Dancing series) in involving strangers in your work:<br /> the original at<br /> http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080722.html<br /> and the update <br /> <a href="http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120710.html</a></p>

<p>If you've never watched these (there's a compilation at <a href="

) you owe it to yourself to do so, now and anytime you feel a little down.</p>

<p>My favorite moments are the one at the Korean DMZ and the one with the seal.</p>

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<p>I've always wondered about these sort of "projects", particularly the aspect of organizing strangers for the purposes of self-promotion.</p>

<p><a href="https://www.google.ca/search?q=Spencer+Tunick&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=hPBmUtOiF8XZkQfkl4DIBA&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=1440&bih=813">Spencer Tunick</a> comes to mind; at some point it's no longer about photography, rather the camera becomes an incidental tool to document a self-made event like Go-Pro pictures. </p>

<p>"Showing life as it could be" can take many forms - some are just more honest about it. :-) <br>

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- 3:06 - kissing girls who are complete strangers</p>
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<p>If nothing else it shows an initial reticence for contact with a stranger can sometimes be overcome, by some people. The subjects come to see themselves as simply playing a role for a few minutes. No rehearsals, no lines to remember; just one show. Of course, it's easier to play a part when someone else is playing along, too. It's like a 60s encounter group meets street photography.<br>

Not all that interesting to me, but harmless enough.</p>

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