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Here is a random of the Reality shows running over the last few years.
See if you know what is the common denominator to all of them...

The Bachelor, The Anna Nicole Show, The Osbournes, American Idol, American Juniors, Bachelorettes in Alaska, Banzai, The Billionaire, Boot Camp, Celebrity Boxing, The Complex, Forever Eden, Hells Kitchen, Ivana Young Man, Joe Millionaire, My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss, My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, Nanny 911, The Next Great Champ, Paradise Hotel, Playing it Straight, The Princes of Malibu, Renovate My Family, Search for a Centerfold, Simple Life, So You Think You Can Dance, The Swan, Temptation Island, Trading Spouses, Who's Your Daddy? , Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire, 8th and Ocean, The Andy Milonakis Show, The Ashlee Simpson Show, The Assistant, Battle for Ozzfest, Battle of the Sexes, Fraternity Life, The Gauntlet, The Inferno, I Want a Famous Face, Laguna Beach, Made, Making the Band, Meet the Barkers, Miss Seventeen, My Super Sweet 16, Newlyweds, Pimp My Ride, PoweR Girls, Punk'd, Real World, Runs House, Road Rules, Score, Sorority Life, Surf Girls, 'Til Death Us Do Part, Trailer Fabulous, Trippin, Who's Got Game? , Wild n Out, WWE Tough Enough, You've Got a Friend, Beauty and the Geek, Big Man on Campus, Celebrity Look Alike Dating Elimidate, High School Reunion, North Shore, Popstars, The Starlet, Studio 7, Superstar USA, American High, Colonial House, Cooking Under Fire, Frontier House, Manor House, Texas Ranch House, Battle of the Network, Reality Stars, Being Bobby Brown, Blow Out, Newlyweds, Hit Me Baby One More Time, Strictly Dance Fever, Football Icon, Knight School, Celebrity Wrestling, Britain's Worst Celebrity Driver, Hell's Kitchen, Celebrity Stitch Up, The Girls Next Door, The Simple Life: Interns, Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, Hogan Knows Best, Tommy Lee Goes to College, Filthy Rich - Cattle Drive, Fat Actress, Extreme Celebrity Detox, The Monastery, Three Wishes, Trust Me - Iím A Holiday Rep, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl ,Commando VIP, Celebrity Love Island, Playing It Straight, MTV's The 70's House, Stranded: With Cash Peters, An American Family, The Real World, COPS, America's Most Wanted, Big Brother, Simplelife, The Apprentice, Are You Hot? , The Bachelorette, The Benefactor, Boss Swap, Brat Camp, Dancing With the Stars, Extreme Makeover, Hooking Up, How'd They Do That, The Family, The Mole, My Kind of Town, Play for a Billion, The Scholar, Supernanny, Wife Swap, The Ultimate Love Test, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Amazing Race, American Fighter Pilot, Big Brother, Cupid, The Cut, Fire Me Please, Rock Star INXS, Survivor, Wickedly Perfect, $25 Million Dollar Hoax, The Apprentice Martha Stewart, Average Joe, The Biggest Loser, The Contender, Crime & Punishment, Dog Eat Dog , Fear Factor, For Love or Money, Hit Me Baby One More Time, I Want to be a Hilton, Last Comic Standing Search, Meet Mr. Mom, Meet My Folks, Perfect Partners, Marry My Dad, Most Talented Kid Search, Sports Illustrated Search, Spy TV, Starting Over, Three Wishes, Tommy Lee Goes to College, Treasure Hunters, Weakest Link, Faking It, Miami Ink, Trading Spaces, What Not to Wear, Amish in the City, Britney and Kevin, Manhunt, America's Next Top Model, The Missy Elliot Project, R U The Girl, The Club, I Hate My Job, Invasion Iowa, Joe Schmo, Pros vs Joes, Super Agent, Ultimate Fighter, Bands on the Run, Breaking Bonaduce, BSTV, But Can They Sing, Celebrity Fit Club, Gene Simmons, Rock School, Hogan Knows Best, In Search of the Partridge Family, Kept, My Fair Brady, Strange Love, Strip Search, Surreal Life, The Entertainer, Kill Reality, Boy Meets Boy, Celebrity Poker, The Daily News, Hidden Howie, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, The Law Firm, Long Way Round, Manhunt, Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, The Real Housewives, Situation: Comedy, Sports Kids Moms and Dads, The Top Chef, Caesars 24/7, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Family Plots, Growing Up Gotti, House of Dreams, Inked, Knievel's Wild Ride, American Candidate, Freshman, Diaries, Australian Idol, Canadian Idol, Back to Reality, Britain's Next Top Model, Celebrity Love Island, Celebrity Shark Bait, Celebrity Wrestling, Cupid, The Experiment, Fame Academy, Hells Kitchen, Hit Me Baby One More Time, I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out of Here, Make Me a Supermodel, Making the Cut, Pop Idol, Strictly Come Dancing, The Farm, There's Something About Miriam, Wife Swap, The X Factor....

I'm sorry for all the ones I left out ;-)


So, what is the common denominator to all of them?
Some of them are funny, some are good, some deal with real issues.
Some revolve around money, some around dating, some around twisted families.
Some with rich children or babes, some with finding a job, some of loosing it.

I'll tell you what I think...
All these reality shows don't deal with real life.
They don't show the homeless, the little problems we have in our everyday life, the don't show the starving, the old.
And why should they?
There is no rating in that. Who wants to see that?
Do we realy want to sit at home after a long day at work, and see the homeless trying to get by? see the old wrinckle?
Do we want to see shows dealing with such "everyday" issues with no action, no dilema we can relate to?
It seems that the answer is no. We don't want to see it.
Sad, but that is reality.

Thank god I'm not a TV station, and I don't care too much for rating.
So, let me introduce my reality show.
Florentin street, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Living on a bench, sharing a friendly street dog, just trying to get by.
I call it life. How would you call it?


I've asked for their premission, and they were very noble about it (just never stopped looking at the camera...)
I've spent long minuted lying on the boardwalk (I wanted the low angle to get a sort of strait forward feeling) shooting them, hoping to get a shot when they stop noticing me, when I could become a part of their reality. I was lucky with the dog too :)

This is different style than my usuall one, but different concepts need different approach.
I hope you feel it.
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Given 2005-11-26
Reality Show by *gilad This just rocks. Plain and simple. ( Suggested by londn and Featured by cweeks )
EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'd like to murder ANYBODY who was a contestant on these shows, esp. FOX. Damn shows aren't 1-shots and they pre-empt my favorite TV shows, like ORVILLE.
zeroforty9a Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
linsss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
DeBeerG Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
Thumb up!! Clap 
OddGarfield Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Student
I feel worst about he dogs condition then the two guys.
oldstreetblues Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...great photo...:)
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Love this one! And the closeup view on that dog w/ the foreground peps behind him! Concept/idea Presented so well. Well done! :D
apol-art Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
blown away by this photo, and you, sir, are extremely brilliant
darnness Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
steppeland Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Photographer
Wow, that's a great street shot! OMG, that dog, that one is really close!And yes, I feel it... Great work - Congrats on the DD!
daxusx Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
so nice!!:love:
wartorn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
pure journalism, everyday journalism i like it
kinska Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Great shot!
daydreamer645 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Wow... I'm speechless, this is!! And the description!!great concept, love the passion!! it!!
Eva-Hald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good photo.
blAAAzzeUPp504 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are made a very good point and nice photo
LuisATR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
This is a very good job, i like the explanation below the picture and im not a big fan of reality shows but i would actually like to see a reality show about the things you said, homeless trying to get by and such. The picture is perfectly positioned almost unveliebable that the dog is really there and that these homeless guys are no actors, you really got the angle.
jnessence Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
cool dog
Quitarias Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Its incredible. Both the picture and the idea behind it. Really all I can say is thank you, thank you for sharing this with us.
prettyflour Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

ep7 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
excellent shot. i haven't been to your portfolio in a while. too bad it's too late for a field day..
inmomnia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
soooo nice angle ..i would prefer if the focus was on the dog ..but really nice ;)
omenminiw Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist
really nice picture man
FaTTzZO Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
id like to see some photos from Gaza, thats also a bit interesting, i find it more interesting than just 2 guys and 1 dog :). sorry ive just saw a movie from Gaza filmed on feb 2009 on berlinale and i am ashamed on human beings, we really can be destructive, to our world, to our own ppl... not because we believe on "different" gods means we are not the same.
all these different things we got is what makes us the same. so why keep fighting for stupid things? languages, religion and countries makes a wall between us, we dont understand each other and we think we are not the same, thats why we keep killing each other.

i try to understand, try to understand all point of views, is just that i dont like violence.
Nervinga Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
it's amazing and so true... love it.
x-ooga-booga-x Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Photographer
very nice job!
the dogs kinda scary
but i really like it.
llxzombiexcorexll Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009   General Artist
this photograph is amazing, though all of your work I've seen is <3
RaviZak Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
love it.
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this picture. I'm never brave enough to ask total strangers to take pictures of them, I always think it's so rude, especially if it's obvious that I want to photograph them for what they are - or not are. I'm going to India in December, I hope I can get over this fear, I would love to take some shots there....

And I totally agree what you say about the "reality" on TV. Sold my TV years ago, it annoyed me too much whenever I switched it on, I rather listen to the radio instead....
LillGrafo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
really nice!
mokomonkey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Ms-Underhill Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you did a great job with incorporating the dog into the shoot - he's equally as important as the men, not someone who "walked into the frame" while you were shooting. Powerful.
MJRPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009   Photographer
awesome shot
sarahredhead Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Wee said. Excellent shot.
HyImTukyGladToMeetU Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Student Filmographer
Yes ,I can feel it.
It's just amazing...
and the dog there has his role too.
:D I love it very much!!!
Vickacsen Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
The picture's composition is perfect! I very like the colors! :)
Nice work!...:hug:
cananunal Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
very nice :)
abundancebomb Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
I declare a global boycott of television! (That list actually scared me.)
This photo is trés wicked. (Y)
addicted-romantic Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Artist
Great shot!
ApexMedia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
Nice angle! Great shot!
berlinx Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
This is a amazing composition
also check out face to face project
SterblichEnd Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
amazin shot!
JannaX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
Good shot ^^ I`m like this
Nouchkaphotography Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
I like this picture,
it's interesting how you took it!
tinxiellama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is sad, but you're right this IS reality. people aren't interested in helping each others, they just look at themselwes and their selfish life. when was the helping hand replaced by war, hate, envy, etc. who knows, but it was replaced and not so many people are trying to change that. it seems that humans are losing all that is human and are turning into animals and that is sad, but it's true. I don't say that all humans are like that, but most of them are....:( srry for my bad english... -.-
Lucy-art Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Artist
your picture is featured: [link]
plan-for-b Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Raidhyn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
I've featured your photo for an article on street photography [link]
SMTINCUBUS Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
bem legal a foto !

great pic ! I liked your style !
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