commented on See Nate Gowdy's Photos of the Jill Stein Rally at the University of Washington
@23 I'll give you the composition, but dramatic and evocative it is not. The Nate Gowdy effect is that he's discovered a technique for over-processing his photos in a way that triggers your "dramatic and evocative" nerve whether the photos are dramatic and evocative or not. He could publish a photo of a drunk fratboy ordering a chalupa at taco bell at 2:15am that would evoke images of a civil rights march from the 60s. It doesn't seem to you that the supposed weight of all these photos is purely in the manipulation?
commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Woman Tries To Find a Parking Spot In Capitol Hill
LOL, of course a whole gaggle of people would be in here wringing their hands about "assault with a 3000 pound vehicle." A car is creeping into a spot and you are intentionally trying to block it with your body. It's not going to hurt you, but you are going to get pushed out of the way. If you happen to fall down and they actually drive over you, you have a beef. If you get nudged and you're upset about it and want to overblow it into "assault", you are a fucking ninny and should have gotten out of the goddamn way.
commented on Football Season Is Upon Us: Here's What Seattle Is About To Look Like
God damn it, could someone please find Nate Gowdy's computer and delete that fucking barf-inducing filter? It looks like some asshole just discovered a processing technique that makes his photos look SUPER PROFESSIONAL AND HISTORIC and decided to apply it to EVERY FUCKING THING EVER. "Hey Nate, can we see your baby photos? OH GOD WHY DOES SHE LOOK SWEATY AND GRITTY AND JESUS CHRIST WE DON'T NEED TO SEE EVERY PORE ON HER FACE"