"Photography", who says it best?

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  1. Shawn Dougherty

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    I have spoken with many photographers over the years and listened to countless interviews, podcasts and instructional videos. I have noticed that many people say the word "photography" (as well as photograph and photographer) differently. Various pronunciation, enunciation, etc.

    I like the way John Sexton says it. Slowly, clearly, precisely and with a touch of reverence. Of course these terms could also be used to describe his work...

    Who do you think says it best and why?
     
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    Any way of saying it other than "capture" works just fine.

    Ken
     
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    Why do you say that? I've heard it said many different ways and find them all interesting.

    I do. As I said, I find it interesting.
     
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    More critically, does anyone really know how to pronounce Brassaï properly? Since I've finally bought a book of his work. Also, I still don't dare mention László Moholy-Nagy in the real world - mostly because only academics really give a shit about his work, but also because I CAN'T GOD DAMN SAY IT!
     
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    This is about the most pointless thread I've ever seen on this forum in all the 8 years Iv'e been a member.
     
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    Sid Kaplan says 'snaps'... :smile:
     
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    So why post to it, then?
     
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    Cool! =) Thanks for turning me onto him by the way, T. I've really enjoyed following his work!
     
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    Shawn, I like how Elliott Erwitt and Jay Maisel say the p-word...
     
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    Because someone needs to point out how puerile it is.
     
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    Not even close.
     
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    Ben, for most these threads are likely just a way to pass a free moment or two when there's not enough time to actually go out and do real photography. I work from home. Software development. I keep APUG on a side monitor. When I get a free moment between debugging product build cycles I occasionally jump in with a drive-by post.

    Like right now.

    This weekend I'll be out with the 8x10, weather permitting. But I can't fit that in during the wait for a three-minute debugging build on a Friday afternoon while working.

    These weekday afternoon threads are like all the Old Farts sitting around the porch at the General Store on a Saturday afternoon simply BSing to pass the time.

    :smile:

    Ken
     
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    What Ken said. BTW, I say the P word better'n anybody.
     
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    "The P - Word"! :laugh:
     
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    I find this thread much more interesting than "what's the best time for trix in D76 at 24°?" When you listen to people talk about what they truly love, the way they say things matters almost as much as what they say..
    Thanks Shawn
     
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    great thread shawn !

    did you hear this yet ?
    http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/exhibitions/IrvingPennArchives/resource/1951

    oodles of people saying it
    i am not sure whose i like best
    maybe ES or M-B-W :smile:

    brassaï is pronounced like " braaws ay ee " the two dots over the the ï ( tréma ) makes it so you pronounce both vowels separately
    laszlo moholy nagy is pronounced in hungarian like "mo-hoy-neug"

    moholy nagy is the godfather of modern graphic design and plastics work,
    he did much more than make bauhaus perspective, and type+graphics-photographs and invent photograms ( simultaneously with manray ).

    thanks shawn

    - john
     
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    And you just had to take that upon yourself... I personally love word games and think it's interesting too. But feel free to put us down and tell us how stupid it is.
     
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    Exactly.

    john, thank you SO much for that link! I can't WAIT to listen to this in it's entirety!
     
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    Nancy Newhall also has a great way of saying "The P Word". There are a couple audio recordings of her on the Brett Weston DVD.
     
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    Anything short of Fertography is fine with me.
     
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    My thoughts echoed benjiboy's to begin with, must say, but sometimes you get little gems of information in these free-for-all threads.

    Great link. And I'll try and remember the pronunciations. May just clarify when I'm in Budapest in a couple of months! If it's not flooded..