Photographic Quote of The Day..

Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by MaximusM3, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. MaximusM3

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    "Once we have mastered the Zone System, or BTZS, and have refined our technique and process to achieve that perfect negative, we still need to constantly remind ourselves that a perfectly exposed and processed picture of a turd, is still the picture of a turd." Max Marinucci, 2011

    ..as I was taking a walk this morning, trying to find some inspiration :smile:

    Max
     
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    No, it is still a picture of a turd...otherwise our hands would stink handling the photo...:D
     
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    Very true, Vaughn :smile: I will make that correction, as I wouldn't want anyone to catch any diseases :smile:
     
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    Sounds a lot of sh!t to me!:laugh:

    Jeff
     
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    Ansel Adams had a more elegant way of conveying the message.
    “There is nothing worse that a brilliant photograph of a fuzzy concept.”

    John Powers
     
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    "Available light is any damn light that is available!"
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    "Any fool can take a picture, but the photographer that can make an ugly woman look good has a job for life". Grouch Marx

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    ...but why beat around the bushes? :smile:
    Having said that, Ansel Adams may have been able to make a turd look pretty good too... as long as there were clouds involved :smile:
    My vote for "best turd" would have to go to Ralph Gibson though, because he would be far removed from technique and process and he'd make it look like a million bucks. He'd just burn it in Rodinal 1:25 while tossing the tank around the room and make it a best selling masterpiece, while giving birth to a new approach..the BTTS (Beyond The Turd System).
     
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    Which is worse-making a photograph of a turd, or being deterred?
     
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    "I photograph things to see what things look like photographed."

    -Garry Winogrand
     
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    ..and since we're in the theme, one from Ralph Gibson himself..."You see, I'm not interested in mediocrity in photography. I'm not interested in selling cat shit to dogs. I just want to do my own thing. If people like my work, all the better. If they don't, too bad. - Ralph Gibson
     
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    Thus spake Messr. Cartier-Bresson:
    And -
     
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    Sounds like a lot shit to me!

    Jeff
     
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    And we could also quote from Billy Madison...

    but I shan't!
     
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    "In the ten years that I have been coming here there are generally the same kinds of people, and one has the feeling of being on an island. On an island you know everybody and everybody knows you... What we have in common is photography, which is practiced by so many, is understood by so few. Maybe this is a reason we return to <APUG> with the hope of being understood and, perhaps seen... So we come to <APUG> to recuperate, communicate and show what we have done, or, perhaps what we want to do."

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    That's a really nice quote.
     
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    So if you take a picture of a turd and it is severely underexposed, does that mean you sharted?

    Sorry, couldn't resist...
     
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    It's O.K. as long as you do it at your own convenience.:D
     
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    Roger Hicks posted this at RFF the other day ... quoting himself

    Photography sometimes attracts people with a very high opinion of their own expertise, and a predilection for bossing others about. Listen to some of them, and you will be amazed that silver halide photography ever succeeded at all, given that it is so difficult, complicated, and expensive. Except it isn't.