The Frustration Of Photographing Something Amazing When Thousands Of Identical Photos Already Exist

Do YOU suffer from “vemödalen”?

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From the online collection of invented words — The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows — comes this beautiful video explaining the concept of “vemödalen,” defined as the “frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist.” By showing a collection of almost identical images taken by random strangers that you swore you took, one can’t help but feel just slightly less unique in the world. Thankfully, the narrator’s calm and gentle voice seems to suggest that everything’s going to be alright.