Photobombing: A New Trend in Photography?
In recent months, more and more photos are showing up on the Internet and being shared across social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. One early example that took off on the Internet is an intentionally set up photobomb involving a sting ray, three girls, and water. Now, however, photobombing — the art of becoming the primary subject of a photo where you’re not the primary subject of the photographer — is quickly becoming a trend in photography. Photobombing is the act of purposely putting oneself into the view of a photograph often in order to play a practical joke on the photographer or the subjects. Since 2009 it is it got a significant coverage. Photobombing has been known to get global exposure, mainly due to the bandwidth and ease of dissemination afforded by the Internet, and the abundance of snapshots by smartphone cameras and other hand-held devices. A number of websites include sections on them, or are entirely devoted to photobombs. In 2014, "photobomb" was named Word of the Year by Collins English Dictionary.