Is this a BAD photograph

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by CraigK, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. CraigK

    CraigK Member

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    Forgive me if this prolongs the agony for some, but I found the discussion regarding a "good" photograph to be quite interesting. Also, if this thread should be moved to the critique area, feel free.

    So, with a simple twist of the google wrist I came up with a link to some really
    Bad Photography

    Have a look, see what you think. I was quite taken by the show and by some of the images, which, if dressed up with a suitable artist statement and served with the appropriate wine and cheese in an uptown gallery, could go for 5K a pop.
     
  2. Steve Smith

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    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.



    Steve.
     
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    Steve, what's "the artistic" ?
     
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    Then what is 'vernacular' photography? Not artistic?
     
  5. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Oh brother, people keep rediscovering bad photo! The Lomos, toy cameras, polaroid, etc etc. What they fail to admit is that they really want to make good pictures that follow a standard different from the established good. But they don't want to make bad pictures, come on.
     
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    They were probably a collection of photographs that a lab collected that were at the beginning of all the rolls they processed.

    They were frame -1, while the photographer was winding the film forward to the correct starting point.

    I've probably got some of those that are worth a fortune.


    Michael
     
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    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.
    Exactly!
     
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    Holy crap! If this is "art", I've contributed my fair share to the local landfill. Some of them were't frame 1 either! :tongue: