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Sparrow
09-14-2010, 00:41
... fine, or otherwise


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4128/4988015616_9cbc6651b0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4988015616/)

The View North-West, Listers Mill and the Moors Beyond, Bradford (1972-3) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4988015616/) by sparrow rf (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

A very old and damaged slide I had consigned to the bin that by chance and coincidence survived, to be re-assessed thirty-odd years later and printed

maddoc
09-14-2010, 00:57
... with some photoshop help (adding dark corners aka vignetting)... sure, it is Art ! :D;)

Keith
09-14-2010, 01:25
I like the image a lot but not the actual degradation of the slide itself ... lots of cloning to be done there!

But yes ... that's art in my book ... but what would I know ... I'm only an Austrian! :D

Sparrow
09-14-2010, 01:48
I like the image a lot but not the actual degradation of the slide itself ... lots of cloning to be done there!

But yes ... that's art in my book ... but what would I know ... I'm only an Austrian! :D

I grew up in that city, all the mills and the power station were coal-fired when I was a kid, by the time I took that the Clean Air acts of the 1960s had removed a lot of the smoke and grime but it was still a dirty old town.

When I was looking at the slide the degradation seemed analogous to the place itself, a film of grime obscuring reality and the once prosperous industries being slowly subsumed, but artefact rather than art probably

MickH
09-14-2010, 03:09
Stewart, in my book it's simply an old photograph. However, it seems that if it belongs to, or was created by you and you choose to call it art, then that's what it is.

If it was found on the pavement, at a car boot sale, or elsewhere by an established artist, then it may not only be art, but also very expensive.