one day at a time…
Monday 26 January 2004

Pix Of The Day: Hewlett-Packard+YOU+Photos=Prize
CREDIT: © Angela Tang/HP.com
WHERE: worldwide. WHAT: Hewlett-Packard photographic competition.
Graffiti Art 05 © Angela TangGraffiti Art 13 © Angela TangGraffiti Art 02 © Angela TangGraffiti Art 12 © Angela Tang
Following on from yesterday's Wainwright competition, we have details of an open photo competition that we thought might tempt a few readers into making an entry. As part of their $300m 'YOU + HP' marketing campaign, Hewlett-Packard are calling the competition 'YOU Take Five!' (US English, from twelve language choice). We slogged our way through over fifty galleries, many containing multiple sets of five pictures, and offer an opinion that HP seem to be looking for contributions from ordinary people, with ordinary views of what constitutes a visual reality of their world.

We chose a gallery by Angela Tang from Concord, California, USA, that we thought embodied the spirit of the competition. Angela looked at the world around her within a two block radius, then photographed a selection of the graffiti art she saw. Angela tells us, in the comments accompanying her gallery, "… we all walk by paintings everyday, without really noticing how vivid they can be. These were all taken within two blocks from my office downtown." She adds, "I think we are lucky to live in such a free and colorful world." We wish Angela good luck when the competition is judged.

For those who prefer a hi-tech experience of the site, there is a twelve language interactive Flash presentation, subject to detection of the required resources.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)