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    Is this a BAD photograph

    Forgive me if this prolongs the agony for some, but I found the discussion regarding a "good" photograph to be quite interesting. Also, if this thread should be moved to the critique area, feel free.

    So, with a simple twist of the google wrist I came up with a link to some really
    Bad Photography

    Have a look, see what you think. I was quite taken by the show and by some of the images, which, if dressed up with a suitable artist statement and served with the appropriate wine and cheese in an uptown gallery, could go for 5K a pop.

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    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith
    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.



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    Steve, what's "the artistic" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith
    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.

    Steve.
    Then what is 'vernacular' photography? Not artistic?
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    Oh brother, people keep rediscovering bad photo! The Lomos, toy cameras, polaroid, etc etc. What they fail to admit is that they really want to make good pictures that follow a standard different from the established good. But they don't want to make bad pictures, come on.
    Using film since before it was hip.


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    They were probably a collection of photographs that a lab collected that were at the beginning of all the rolls they processed.

    They were frame -1, while the photographer was winding the film forward to the correct starting point.

    I've probably got some of those that are worth a fortune.


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    It seems to go along with the current global trend of glorifying the mediocre and ignoring the artistic.
    Exactly!

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    They were probably a collection of photographs that a lab collected that were at the beginning of all the rolls they processed.

    They were frame -1, while the photographer was winding the film forward to the correct starting point.
    Holy crap! If this is "art", I've contributed my fair share to the local landfill. Some of them were't frame 1 either!
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