We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The "photogenic," like aesthetics in general, is socio-culturally defined. We seem to have a few categories for photos: Nature scenes, kids at play, quaint scenes, people who look interesting or attractive, and images used to document moments or things. At this point, a lot of them are cliches (sunsets, waves, babies, old men on benches, etc).
Painting is a Cropsey, Hudson River. We're looking at a photogenic photo image of a picturesque painting of people looking at picturesque scenery.
Boy did that article give me a headache. When I think of picturesque vs. photogenic; I tend to think of the distinction that Descartes attempted to draw between illusion and reality.
The main thrust of his argument is that there must be some cause for the ideas of sensory things:
"And since the ideas perceived by sense were much more vivid and explicit and even, in their own way, more distinct than any of those that I deliberately and knowingly formed through meditation or that I found impressed on my memory, it seemed impossible that they came from myself. Thus the remaining
alternative was that they came from other things." http://fivelocusts.blogspot.com/2008/04/descartes-argument-for-existence-of.html
This distinction is especially important because if people can't distinguish between imagination and reality, they will not be able to function. And that's the direction in which we are currently headed.
If you have Hulu, I recommend that you watch "The Lonely"
Whereas I have attached a photogenic photo of people looking at picturesque scenery paintings, in Toronto I believe:https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1349&bih=860&ei=b00kWpXaNcXujwStm6u4Cw&q=picture+of+people+looking+at+landscape+paintings&oq=picture+of+&gs_l=img.1.0.35i39k1j0l9.2391.6537.0.94220.127.116.11.0.0.0.369.1039.10j3-1.11.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..1.11.1037.0...0.9s2ZVoCdu7I#imgrc=lG76WWOFWbJVAM: