I just shared these two images from two of my favourite blogs and was struck by the similarities, despite the obvious contrasts.
A Japanese blogger photographing herself as if she has a fantastical ability. An American blogger photographing other people, doing real-life things. The subjects, a girl seeking company; an old man content to be by himself for a while. But both photographs have a monochrome quality with the setting and clothes. And the creeper on left, the fence on right. The hard lines of the door on left, the hard lines of the bench on right. And I'll stop this analysis now.