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W/NW Pictorialism - share your pictorial photos

Let's see your Pictorialism photos..

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Pictorialism is the name given to an international style and aesthetic movement that dominated photography during the later 19th and early 20th centuries. There is no standard definition of the term, but in general it refers to a style in which the photographer has somehow manipulated what would otherwise be a straightforward photograph as a means of "creating" an image rather than simply recording it. Typically, a pictorial photograph appears to lack a sharp focus (some more so than others), is printed in one or more colors other than black-and-white (ranging from warm brown to deep blue) and may have visible brush strokes or other manipulation of the surface. For the pictorialist, a photograph, like a painting, drawing or engraving, was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer's realm of imagination.[1]
If you're still unsure, here's a list of some pictorial photographers (there's many more, of course).

Take the above as a guide.. I've seen black and white photos I'd consider pictorialist, and I find pinhole images and those taken with vintage uncoated lenses or hazy lenses often produce pictorial pictures.. as can vintage printing processes like gum-dichromate. I'll leave it up to you!
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Out to Lunch, on Flickr. A view from the 'Maison Blanche', Vung Tau. March 2011. Nikon FM3A - Ais 2.8/28 - most probably Kodakcolor 200 ISO converted to b&w.
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Wow Robert, you photographed thew ghost of the artist :-)
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When I want a pictorial look I oft go for the Impossible/Polaroid...no PP needed :-)

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Looking at the images in this thread convinces me that there is great misunderstanding of the Pictorialist movement.
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Sometimes for a more "extreme" effect pinhole with the unfortunately from Fuji discontinued FP3000B ...

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Lovely photo Lynn.
thanks Miha. A local coastal lagoon where I sometimes go for a walk.
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Nice shots Helen, Peter, Lynn, Robert, everybody.
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I have many ways of greatly misunderstanding the pictorialist movement, but here's one...

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As the owner and user of most of the Pictorialist lenses used during the era, and somewhat of a scholar of their works, looking at this thread I can say most are precisely what the movement was all about.
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When I read the definition of pictorialism: "An approach to photography that emphasizes beauty of subject matter, tonality, and composition rather than the documentation of reality......" it made me realize this is more the philosophy of photography that suits me rather than any other. And that it matches what I said on my Flickr page about my preferred approach: "The artistic approach to photography demands not technical perfection, but commitment to creating mood........A photo should not just be an image of place, it should aim to convey the essence of a moment."

Nice to know it actually has a name.

I have begun the process of exploring it more - in both color and the original monochrome.

Pictorialism Portrait by Life in Shadows, on Flickr

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Just curious, did you get that^^^on the first take? She’s good at only moving the parts that were supposed to move, that’s for sure.
Nicely done, you too, Peter.
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Just curious, did you get that^^^on the first take? She’s good at only moving the parts that were supposed to move, that’s for sure.
Nicely done, you too, Peter.
If I remember correctly I shot two or three rolls of film so between 16 and 24 exposures out of which I got maybe three or four good ones.
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Gorgeous image. Same goes for goamules's 5x7 portrait - nice work!
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Gorgeous image. Same goes for goamules's 5x7 portrait - nice work!
Elias K's image is very nice. Two thumbs up.
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Looking at the images in this thread convinces me that there is great misunderstanding of the Pictorialist movement.
I'm guessing that I'm not the only one hanging out around here hoping to learn a thing or two. I see a number of B&W images which would seem to disqualify them (?). What else are you referring to? Please share.
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While I'm somewhat confused as to what qualifies as Pictorialism, this is certainly a captivating photograph.
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Think of Pictorialism as the polar opposite of the f/64 Group...

One of my favourite Pictorialist photographers is Japanese photographer Yasuzo Nojima. His early works (known as kaiga shugi shashin), such as Muddy Sea (1910) capture the style very well, in my opinion. He later went on to a more modernist style. As an aside I can also recommend his nudes, which are simply beautiful.

Pictorialism tried to express emotions and artistic interpretation rather than the precise technical reproduction accuracy that photography was (and is) capable of.
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