Camera Ads as Art

Discussion in 'Photographers' started by CGW, May 2, 2012.

  1. CGW

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    Nothing like strip-mining the past for present priorities--and profit!

    Came across this in Interview a few weeks back. More grist for the "WTF! That's Art?" mill:

    http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/anne-collier/#_

    Have to confess to framing some original ads. Better start grabbing more ahead of the crowd!
     
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    I recall an Audi advertisement comparing their design concept with a Leica IIIg, but can't find it on Google.
     
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    Still got a few problems. I manage digital technology in some ways, but not really my medium.
     
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    Who here isn't into a bit of camera bling? Admit, though, that's a whole lotta titanium moonshot ape$hit bling.
     
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    I've like titanium ever since I saw an entire tank turret blank made of it. But that Leica isn't even pretty, which I consider a bigger betrayal by Leica. I wonder if it too is pre-assembled in Portugal before being "Made in Germany".
     
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    It's a butt-ugly little spud, true. Wonder if a "Porsche design" attempt would have been prettier? One-offs like Minolta's Prod 20--sexy according to some--were at least affordable. The Leica is just wretched excess for drug lords and/or Goldman Sachs princes.
     
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    It's called appropriation and self promotion... it's how to be successful since 1996.
     
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    I always laughed about the Nissan 300z commercial saying "Headlamp as precise as a Hasselblad lens". It's Zeiss dumb arses!
     
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    Unless it's an Xpan and then it's a Fujinon, and I bet they are all better than a damned Nissan headlamp...I hope!
     
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    I've been saving old ads especially Nikon ones from old National Geographic for years.