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Major Artistic Photography Breakthrough!
Old 08-23-2005   #1
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Major Artistic Photography Breakthrough!

Slightly off topic, but I hope you will indulge me...

The usual amateur doesn't spend much time pondering the state of the photographic "fine art" community, but as the prices for photographs continue to escalate more and more photographers try to catch the wave with innovative approaches.

I think I have taken this to the logical conclusion with my invention of "conceptual photography". I don't believe this has ever been done by anyone else and thus, represents a true artistic breakthrough.

You are invited to view my first, modest, attempts with the technique on this page on my web site:

conceptual photography

If you appreciate this artistic breakthrough and wish to comment in this forum I hope you will frame your remarks in such a way that you do not diminish the impact of this innovation for other viewers who may follow you.

Yours for truth and beauty...

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Old 08-23-2005   #2
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I think "The Rhythm of the City" really could be truly inspirational I assume you used Rodinal for all your work?
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Old 08-23-2005   #3
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That is fine work....Im just blown away









































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Old 08-23-2005   #4
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Been there... done that.

























































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Old 08-23-2005   #5
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I get something similar by focusing and then forgetting to close the shutter before I pull the dark slide

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Old 08-23-2005   #6
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Old 08-23-2005   #7
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All I see is the emperor's clothing.
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Old 08-23-2005   #8
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Truely amazing. I'm blinded by the brightness of your vision.

Many photographers prefer to eliminate the visual complexities of color and work with the simplicity of Black and White. Your work eliminates the complexities of Black and White and presents a pure vision of the truth. What can I say other than I like the cut of your jib.

Inspiring,
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I must go weep now............
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Old 08-23-2005   #9
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The very subtle tonal changes combine with the slight change in shape clearly designed to ilustrate that.........


I need to clean my monitor.

I'll get my coat...
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Old 08-23-2005   #10
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you have developed these images to perfection, (I'm assuming you used film), how did you get your highlights to such a critical point without blowing them out right of the picture ?
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Old 08-23-2005   #11
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I think you are half way to being a good black & white photographer. The latter half you have down pretty well.

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Old 08-23-2005   #12
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I trust your work will get the (over)exposure it deserves...
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I strive for the simplistic in my images, obviously you have gone the step further. I humble myself...


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Old 08-23-2005   #14
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I love the images, but I find the frames distracting (I feel that they pollute the image). also, I think the description might be too much. Part of art should be letting the viewer figure out what you intended.
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Old 08-23-2005   #15
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i love the use of negative space!

whareabouts on long island are ya robert?

i spent 2 weeks in sayville this summer with friends and grew up, summers, in port jefferson. that was b.t. (before tourists)

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Old 08-23-2005   #16
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I've seen paintings like this !
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Old 08-23-2005   #17
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It has that "Leica glow."
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Old 08-23-2005   #18
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I see the light!

but can this be done in medium format, as well?
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Old 08-23-2005   #19
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Re-imaging Ad Reinhart, are we?
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There have always been people who would like to live in the past, and to do this they ridicule the new, or rather they ridicule the worst of the new and present it as the norm. It's anti cultural, and if we had always behaved as they wish we'd still be living in caves and banging rocks together.

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Nice :-)

Reminds me of something I saw the other day:
http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewW...&tabview=image
http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/ig206/oak_tree.html
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Your imagery makes me want to re-read Balzac's " The Unknown Masterpiece".
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I think you may have overexposed the shots just a bit. Either that or I need to make an appointment with my opthalmologist.
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I swear that when I cross my eyes very slightly while viewing the images I can hear John saying Paul is dead.
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It reminds me fondly of a Volkswagen advertisement without the text or VW...
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