Someone who has seen my personal shots recently accused me of being a student of the lomography school of thought in photography. I nodded, shook my head, and quickly changed the subject.
Why? Primarily because I had never heard the term before. Wikipedia has a nice entry on LOMOgraphy if you are so inclined. I had to read it before I understood what the accusation was. I wasn’t being accused of being some schlock photographer, following a trend of using cheap cameras like the Holga. No, I was being accused of liking the honest, natural, non-staged expressions of people who aren’t expecting the shot.
So yeah, I like that. But I also like the unexpected angles (and occasional sweet shot) that comes up when doing the whole “shoot, don’t think” approach. See the over-the-shoulder post.