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    Quote Originally Posted by Ming Rider View Post
    LET me take their CANDIDS !

    Isn't that an oxymoron?
    Knew that at some point I would be snapping them but that they weren't posing for it... It can be done.


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    If general paranoia about candid/street photography continues, these could become the least documented times since the box brownie. Most of my stuff consists of people at events, parades, festivals, village fetes and so on, a subject I've been covering since the 1970s. Recent years have definitely shown a rise in suspicion of what I do. Whether this is because I'm no longer the handsome cove I was, and fit the weird old man category more easily, or if it's a sharp rise in the fear and loathing index, is hard to say.

    I mentioned to a parent a few days ago at a fete, that I probably had photographs of her child when he was the similar age to the present participants (about ten years ago), and she seemed slightly taken aback, then gratified that someone had seen fit to make a record and requested a look at some of the shots. The photographs are not portraits, but street style images that include people (of all ages), though it's impossible to explain such nuances when you're pointing a camera.
    Direct confrontation is rare, although I did have one two days ago. I was photographing someone passing an amusing billboard from the car waiting at traffic lights. A nearby driver assumed he was in shot, and with a theatrical revving of his engine and squeal of tyres, pulled alongside and demanded to know what I was 'taking pictures of'. I vaguely pointed, the lights turned green and he peeled away. Some people just have short fuses and you have to roll with it.

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    The other way of looking at this photographic sea change is the real potential for more thoughtful work to arise. We're aware of the impulsive drive to 'shoot, shoot, shoot' that new technology facilitates and at the same time, increasingly conscious of the consequences - one of which is at the root of this thread (somewhere...). In all facets of life, people are becoming enlightened (for lack of a better word) - socially, politically, environmentally. Questioning, all said and done, isn't a bad thing and the best art/photography - as is often said - doesn't give us satisfying answers, but more often asks challenging questions. If you're forced to think "should I/shouldn't I?", you're in a position of responsibility - of representation in our case. This puts photography in a very important social and cultural place. Looking at the history of photography, you get the feeling this hasn't always been the case. So make the most of the time you live in.
    'Cows are very fond of being photographed, and, unlike architecture, don't move.' - Oscar Wilde

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockend View Post
    If general paranoia about candid/street photography continues, these could become the least documented times since the box brownie. Most of my stuff consists of people at events, parades, festivals, village fetes and so on, a subject I've been covering since the 1970s. Recent years have definitely shown a rise in suspicion of what I do. Whether this is because I'm no longer the handsome cove I was, and fit the weird old man category more easily, or if it's a sharp rise in the fear and loathing index, is hard to say.

    I mentioned to a parent a few days ago at a fete, that I probably had photographs of her child when he was the similar age to the present participants (about ten years ago), and she seemed slightly taken aback, then gratified that someone had seen fit to make a record and requested a look at some of the shots. The photographs are not portraits, but street style images that include people (of all ages), though it's impossible to explain such nuances when you're pointing a camera.
    Direct confrontation is rare, although I did have one two days ago. I was photographing someone passing an amusing billboard from the car waiting at traffic lights. A nearby driver assumed he was in shot, and with a theatrical revving of his engine and squeal of tyres, pulled alongside and demanded to know what I was 'taking pictures of'. I vaguely pointed, the lights turned green and he peeled away. Some people just have short fuses and you have to roll with it.
    This is the MOST documented time ever, especially when you consider feeds like Instagram and vine, it's amazing people have time to live with all the images they are taking, they are just not using film...


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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    This is the MOST documented time ever, especially when you consider feeds like Instagram and vine, it's amazing people have time to live with all the images they are taking, they are just not using film...
    How many of those Instagram pictures will exist in 100 years from now? Internet has extremely short life - most of the pages I liked in early 90's are gone - those pictures, texts that I liked are gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    How many of those Instagram pictures will exist in 100 years from now?
    Probably about the same percentage as Box Brownie pictures from 100 years ago.


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    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    Internet has extremely short life - most of the pages I liked in early 90's are gone - those pictures, texts that I liked are gone.
    Have you tried the Wayback Machine? http://archive.org/web/web.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Probably about the same percentage as Box Brownie pictures from 100 years ago.


    Steve.
    It's true... it's all a feed, a cycle ... no one will care in 100 years, they will be part of the "dark web" there, but inaccessible to most, except the rarely good ones (like that hurricane that engulfed NYC that someone caught with their cell phone on an airplane and instagrammed it... and it went viral, and was on the news... that might still exist...

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_te...ail_storm.html

    that one... I think...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof_Pixel View Post
    Have you tried the Wayback Machine? http://archive.org/web/web.php
    Yes, it works for some pages, but not for all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    Yes, it works for some pages, but not for all.
    Yes, there are several things I have tried to find through Wayback Machine without success, even when I knew exact titles.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.



 

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