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    What's the point of this?

    This looks like a case of we have equipment that can do this so we're gonna. A case of boys and their toys? I find no artistic value what so ever.

    http://petapixel.com/2014/03/17/face...its-look-like/
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    It looks to me like the intention is to make portraits of people who look and are as uncomfortable and unhappy as possible.
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Digital Chuck Close...

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    "Emotions are completely missing. Emotions show up only briefly while Macro photography takes half an hour. The person has to stay motionless while being photographed by the robot."

    Hot dog! That's what we're after these days. It's the complete opposite of randomly generated works, but with exactly the same end results...



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    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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    "The website is temporarily unable to service your request as it exceeded resource limit. Please try again later."

    Well, that is what happens when you try to host 900MP images.

    As to the point? Probably the same as going to the moon or climbing everest. Because it's possible and noone has yet...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    I remember when I saw Richard Avedon's The American West in a gallery in Chicago. The prints were huge mounted on aluminum. As some already know, Avedon did his work on his 8x10 camera. I could see the dirt on the pores on one of his subjects. I found the work interesting. But not these gigantoid digital shots. These shots seem clinical and sterile. They are just digital human scans.
    “We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness.
    We are monkeys with money and guns.”

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    Just call up illumiquest. He does this every day.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    The result doesn't look like it's higher resolution than what you could get shooting 8x10", not terribly fancy lenses, and drum scanning, and that you could do in a single shot without the subject having to hold still for however long it takes to make 600 exposures with a robot arm. Seems like a gimmick to me.
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    All that sophisticated equipment, and what looks like a barber's chair, lol.

    It is interesting, but most people would not want every blemish and detail in their portraits.
    This does remind me of stories abotu very old portraiture, with slow plates, and people having to sit motionless an uncomfortable for a long time. Perhaps they're just trying to recreate the original experience, but with modern tech.
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    Wonder if there's a hidden antique iron head clamp behind all those ears?

    Ken
    "When making a portrait, my approach is quite the same as when I am portraying a rock. I do not wish to impose my personality upon the sitter, but, keeping myself open to receive reactions from his own special ego, record this with nothing added: except of course when I am working professionally, when money enters in,—then for a price, I become a liar..."

    — Edward Weston, Daybooks, Vol. II, February 2, 1932

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