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    Ah, big deal he took 8 good pictures since 1986.


    Just kidding.

    Cool stuff.



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    I couldn't think of anything witty to say so I left this blank.

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    He's a conservative Uelsmann marinated in an Oriental esthetic which loosely translated means "safe" or "cliche to work on any wall". I think it is perfectly ingenuine, fundamentally a worthless noncontribution to photography... but then 99.9999999999% of photography is worthless, including my own, and if it makes you feel better, then you are of the exceptional .00000000001%.

    It's pretty. It's crap. It's pretty crap. He's making money. Choose your path, be happy.

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    While I agree with you totally about this guy - consider that the same applies VERY much to adams.. of whom I am CERTAINLY no big fan, either. However - what do you think of the possibility that MOST 'great' photographers/artists have done the same thing... seems kind of hard to get your name into 'brand' status unless you're something of a one-trick pony... i.e. wegman, winogrand, lots of others.

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    You know, I am well aware that some people might not like what I like. Everybody has a right to their opinion and with simply saying they dont like it is good enough. But then every once in a while you get the horse's ass that thinks just because he has a right to his opinion and free speech he has the right to try an bring down talented photographers. Perhaps this is a defense mechanism for their lack of talent and most likely their personal failures, but it would be nice if we did not have to read the vitriol. In the end on one hand we have a photographer whose prints are selling for $3000, on the other we have one who does not even have the balls to post a single picture in this forum. I think this should be a pretty good indication of the value of his opinion.

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    Jorge wrote: "You know, I am well aware that some people might not like what I like. Everybody has a right to their opinion and with simply saying they dont like it is good enough. But then every once in a while you get the horse's ass that thinks just because he has a right to his opinion and free speech he has the right to try an bring down talented photographers. Perhaps this is a defense mechanism for their lack of talent and most likely their personal failures, but it would be nice if we did not have to read the vitriol. In the end on one hand we have a photographer whose prints are selling for $3000, on the other we have one who does not even have the balls to post a single picture in this forum. I think this should be a pretty good indication of the value of his opinion."

    Jorge,

    Isn't jj's opinion worth exactly the same as everyone else's opinion? And what has the monetary value of a photographer's print got to do with the value of their opinion? Is there to be some hierarchy based on how much your prints sell for? There might be some surprises.

    I read nothing in jj's post that approaches vitriol. I read an honest opinion that was well expressed and that avoided personal comment on the photographer or on the people who like that kind of photography - in fact he showed great self control in the face of the enemy. No need to then reply with derogatory personal remarks.

    Best,
    Helen

    PS "I think it is perfectly ingenuine." jj: did you mean 'ingenuous' rather than 'ingenuine'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    You know, I am well aware that some people might not like what I like. Everybody has a right to their opinion and with simply saying they dont like it is good enough. But then every once in a while you get the horse's ass [...]
    You are saying that because you believe the photographer in question is talented, and especially because he is marketable, then one should not criticize his work. Something else is happening there, Jorge.

    And I have posted a couple snippets/photos... and my dog is bigger than your dog, so there.

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    That's not even a proper dog.


    More like some sort of mutant polar bear.

    Probably drools all over the house.



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    Blansky - you crack me up, man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    That's not even a proper dog.

    More like some sort of mutant polar bear.

    Probably drools all over the house.

    MIchael
    Yeah, well bear-like appearance is considered a positive point for the Great Pyrenees. He was oversized: Six-foot tall standing on his hind legs, 32" at the shoulder, 185 pounds and fit. He was a livestock guardian when we lived on a farm. He passed away last year at 11 years-old, two years past the mean. We miss him a lot.

    On Topic - Dog pictures are more difficult than kids! I was never good at dog pictures. This is him at 30 months old. The fellow is a visitor making friends. (Yes, it's a horrible scan done in the Old Days.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    That's not even a proper dog.

    More like some sort of mutant polar bear.

    Probably drools all over the house.

    MIchael
    I always thought drooling was how you determined if a dog was a proper dog
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