Since modern art is about 100 years old now, technology didn't have much to do w/ it. You can give someone all the technology in the world, but if they don't have a unique vision and talent, along with discipline and drive, it isn't going to help them. Anyone that thinks that "anyone can do it" doesn't know very much, but that's OK. That's how most people are. Asleep at the wheel. Anyone can copy an original, existing idea.
There's the critics, and then there's the people who create the works. Nothing has changed since cave art. I'm sure some Cro Magnum guy groused "Hmph, he thinks he's something. Why, anyone could do that". Talk is cheap. Artists talk w/ their works, not their mouths.
I see what you did there.
Originally Posted by momus
San Diego, CA, USA
The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
-The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_
Makes one think about what other parts of reality are hidden by our language. George Carlin was good at point a lot of those out to us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1MSI592s64
Originally Posted by Alan Klein
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.
...or just to keep it local, Abuse is in the Lounge. (and banging the head is in the Soap Box)
Originally Posted by blansky
Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
Ansel Adams had the Zone System... I'm working on the points
system. First I points it here, and then I points it there...
Or at least 've, 've, 've!
Originally Posted by Steve Smith
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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It was an honest-to-goodness-made-a-career-of-it artist (painter), who set me straight.
Originally Posted by Richard Sintchak (rich815)
We were in a museum, looking at Peit Mondrian. And (so help me) I said exactly that: "I could have done that!"
She wheeled around, looked me square in the eye and said: "Yes. But you didn't!"
- a, -a. -a
Originally Posted by lxdude
Long live Neil!
Originally Posted by Bob Carnie
Which brings us to access.
Originally Posted by David Brown
Even if you had done it, you may not have had access to exposure or distribution so anyone would have seen it.
A great deal of life is about access, connections, luck or fate.
A great article I once read by Fran Liebowitz (sp?) was a rant about access. It was along the lines of actors/actresses who have famous parents, and their stating that YES, they got their foot in the door because of their parents, BUT it was their talent that got them hired regularly in their TV series.
And Liebowitz's claim, that the foot in the door is actually the only hard part. The actual acting 90 percent of the population could do it.
Remember she wasn't talking about great actors, but about the shlock acting that is regularly regurgitated on TV.
I wish I could find the article again.
I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.
Access or the thourough understanding of your subject matter.