A few years ago on a different forum (that I no longer peruse), a young guy posted a photo of himself wearing a very expensive leather jacket (thousands of dollars). In the photo, the guy was standing in front of a run down, low quality, rickety apartment building. The text of the post revealed that the guy lived in the dilapidated apartment building. Subsequent posters opined that, based on the condition of the apartment building, the guy appeared to be spending a disproportionate amount of his earnings on clothing as opposed to his residence. The ensuing discussion – all of which arose from the background of the photo – became quite heated. On that same forum, there were other comments arising from interior photos where the background of the photo depicted something about the poster. People would occasionally comment on artwork, interesting collectables, or the general appearance of the residence (e.g., the poster’s residence is a mess). I have seen similar observations here as well, albeit non-judgmental. “Is that a Stratocaster behind you” type comments. When you view photos posted here on TFL (or on other forums), do you look at the background? If the background is the poster’s home, what types of observations have you made based on the background? What caught your attention? Stating the obviously, lets leave names out of the discussion. When you post photographs taken inside or outside your home, do you consider the background? How so? Do you avoid revealing certain things in the background of your photos? What in particular? Do you not post photos taken in or around your home? Why?