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Offline ABERS

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What's Your Take?
« on: September 25, 2014, 08:14:19 AM »
Found this today.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-29352334

A photographer perhaps making a statement in order to gain publicity or a photographer bemoaning the fact that everyone is now a photographer (of sorts)?

Love the statement 'vapid Instagram style of photo sharing'. It takes me back to the days when you were subjected to being shown someone's holiday snaps after they were collected from the chemists and treated to an hour of complete boredom of shots showing places and things that could have been taken straight from a holiday brochure. Nice mementos of a holiday for the person involved, but why they should think I would be interested escapes me completely.

The pictures of Mr Malcovich within various iconic images of the past are stunning, and as the photographer says are the result of careful thought and planning, something he finds lacking in the Instagram genre of photography.

P.S. Our family has just returned from Mexico and I'm girding my loins for a weekend of peering at small phone screen images of holiday snaps. ::)



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Re: What's Your Take?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014, 10:27:50 AM »
I guess he is saying be more original and thoughtful in putting out images .. and then does remakes of old classics copying light and poses  :o.

Personally I don`t see a problem with everyone being a photographer. OK social media is packed with images and everyone has photo pics that they want to show - you can pretend to be interested or look straight through and past them but those photos mean something to the ones with them - even  if just a record of where they have been. They do no harm. In art you have serious paintings / works of art  and you have amateurs and kids expressing themselves. Why can`t photography offer the same opportunities to anyone choosing to use it?

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Re: What's Your Take?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2014, 09:05:48 AM »
Being a photographer is like being a footballer or a golfer. Dead keen at all levels of ability and either competitive or in it for the enjoyment.

I'm in the Sunday morning kick about on the park level or the hacker that unfortunately holds every one up on the course, but I enjoy myself. ;)

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Re: What's Your Take?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2014, 09:32:09 PM »
Found this today.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-29352334

P.S. Our family has just returned from Mexico and I'm girding my loins for a weekend of peering at small phone screen images of holiday snaps. ::)

Get them an iPad for Christmas, the new ones will be out soon! :legit:
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