That weird synchronicity that saw A Bug’s Life and Antz released just a month apart in fall 1998 strikes again. Look at these two catalogs we just received in the mail. (My husband’s eagle eye caught this.)
How did this happen? Were the covers inspired by images trending on Pinterest or something? Or are they the paint-by-numbers result of market research data analysis? Or maybe brainwashing by aliens? 🙂
There are photography styles that catch on and become widespread to the point of cliché. But it’s not just the general idea that’s been repeated here. From the little girls’ identical hairstyles to the moms’ and daughters’ similar pajama styles to the light shining through the windows beyond the airborne daughters to the positioning of the lamps in the corner, these two photos are like twins.
Inspiration is cool. Copying is lame. It can be hard to tell the difference.
But if these were student papers in a freshman composition class, I might be suspecting “plagiarism.”