The Bored Blog
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The original idea for this was that my best mate, Bryan, was bored seeing the same old postcard photos of typical tourist sights whenever I came home from travelling.
So we decided on the anti-postcard photo.
Rather than taking the same old boring photo that we have all seen a million times of somebody looking happy in front of a famous landmark...we decided to change things around a little bit.
I'll be honest...it really is just a bunch of people looking bored and unhappy at times when they should be happy, simple as.
Just like the way I take photos of the lightbulb I travel around with, or the funny signs I try to photograph, the bored photos help to add a little bit of life to my photo albums and make my photos that little bit more original.
At least it helps keep my friends from absolute boredom.
I think to some extent it makes them carry on the belief that I could not truly be as happy as I claim to be when I travel.
I think of it as a more ironic statement...a photo showing travel to be less exciting that it truly is. No photo can ever capture the amazing feeling I get from travelling to some new city or country.