Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 73,871   Posts: 1,629,370   Online: 778
      
Page 21 of 21 FirstFirst ... 1115161718192021
Results 201 to 210 of 210
  1. #201
    DWThomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,393
    Images
    69
    OK, I've been ignoring this thread for -- good grief -- 21 pages, but being in the final frenzy of putting together a solo exhibition, here's what I think. Most viewers don't care -- results, results, RESULTS! We are geeks, we want to know, but we are not a huge percentage of the audience. I am hoping to get "gelatin silver print from infrared film" on a few of those so people have a hint why the "trees have white leaves."

    I am a member of an art club and deeply involved in putting on several shows each year. One of the things that amuses and annoys me is the handling of "medium" when submitting artists fill out the entry forms. Our major open juried show has five categories, one of which is for sculpture. It is quite common to find the medium filled in as "Sculpture" -- well, DUH! There's this shaped 3-dimensional object there with a title on it, I kinda suspected it was a sculpture. Is it stone, plaster, paper maché, painted cow flop? Some folks are curious! (But probably not very many -- unless they have to pick it up and carry it.)

    Carry on ...

  2. #202
    Maris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by DWThomas View Post
    OK, I've been ignoring this thread for -- good grief -- 21 pages, but being in the final frenzy of putting together a solo exhibition, here's what I think. Most viewers don't care -- results, results, RESULTS! We are geeks, we want to know, but we are not a huge percentage of the audience. I am hoping to get "gelatin silver print from infrared film" on a few of those so people have a hint why the "trees have white leaves."
    Carry on ...
    I too am in the last stages of organising a solo exhibition. It opens at Foto Frenzy on 3 February. But I insisted and got wall cards with catalogue standard descriptions for each photograph. Here's an example:

    Views of Snow Gums, Number 40
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant III VC FB photographic paper.
    Image size 20.3cm X 25.4cm by contact from a 8” X 10” Fomapan 200 negative
    exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a
    Schneider - Kreuznach Super-Angulon 121mm f8 lens.
    Signed and titled recto; stamped and annotated verso.
    From a series celebrating the giant and ancient Snow Gums of Charlotte Pass NSW.


    The idea is to suggest that there is a lot more to the picture than what it looks like. Maybe that will translate into sales if monied folks accept the sales pitch and recognise value enhancement. I'll find out in about a month.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

  3. #203
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    3,957
    Images
    344
    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    I too am in the last stages of organising a solo exhibition. It opens at Foto Frenzy on 3 February. But I insisted and got wall cards with catalogue standard descriptions for each photograph. Here's an example:

    Views of Snow Gums, Number 40
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant III VC FB photographic paper.
    Image size 20.3cm X 25.4cm by contact from a 8” X 10” Fomapan 200 negative
    exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a
    Schneider - Kreuznach Super-Angulon 121mm f8 lens.
    Signed and titled recto; stamped and annotated verso.
    From a series celebrating the giant and ancient Snow Gums of Charlotte Pass NSW.


    The idea is to suggest that there is a lot more to the picture than what it looks like. Maybe that will translate into sales if monied folks accept the sales pitch and recognise value enhancement. I'll find out in about a month.
    Apart from "From a series celebrating the giant and ancient Snow Gums of Charlotte Pass NSW" is the other information of any interest?

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

  4. #204
    DWThomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,393
    Images
    69
    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    [ ...]

    The idea is to suggest that there is a lot more to the picture than what it looks like. Maybe that will translate into sales if monied folks accept the sales pitch and recognise value enhancement. I'll find out in about a month.
    Sounds like an interesting idea, hope it works out. (Let us know how it goes.)

  5. #205
    Chris Lange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    777
    Images
    33
    Quote Originally Posted by Maris View Post
    I too am in the last stages of organising a solo exhibition. It opens at Foto Frenzy on 3 February. But I insisted and got wall cards with catalogue standard descriptions for each photograph. Here's an example:

    Views of Snow Gums, Number 40
    Gelatin-silver photograph on Fomabrom Variant III VC FB photographic paper.
    Image size 20.3cm X 25.4cm by contact from a 8” X 10” Fomapan 200 negative
    exposed in a Tachihara 810HD triple extension field view camera fitted with a
    Schneider - Kreuznach Super-Angulon 121mm f8 lens.
    Signed and titled recto; stamped and annotated verso.
    From a series celebrating the giant and ancient Snow Gums of Charlotte Pass NSW.


    The idea is to suggest that there is a lot more to the picture than what it looks like. Maybe that will translate into sales if monied folks accept the sales pitch and recognise value enhancement. I'll find out in about a month.
    The information seems far too excessive, and it makes it look as if you are obsessed with your gear, rather than your work, and it makes the reader/viewer feel as if you are trying to force a "holier-than-thou" attitude down their throat. Also, you're missing the date. When in doubt, copy what the Met uses for their photographic exhibitions.

    Maris (Insert real name here)
    "Views of Snow Gums, No. 40", 20xx
    Gelatin-Silver Print
    8x10"
    (price)

    saying "20.3cm x 25.4cm" is pedantic as hell, especially when you say "from 8x10" in the same line, considering that 20.3 cm is equal to 7.99213"
    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

    or my snaps at my blog MINIMUM DENSITY
    --
    If you don't have it, then you don't have it.

  6. #206
    Maris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    768
    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Apart from "From a series celebrating the giant and ancient Snow Gums of Charlotte Pass NSW" is the other information of any interest?
    The information is interesting to those who know what it means and appreciate the implications it carries. It may also prompt an inquiring but uninformed mind to learn what the words mean.

    But I concede it is possible there may be someone to champion the opposite idea, shun the words entirely, and declare (Cockney accent please), "Leave it out guv, it's all jest pitchers, innit?"
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

  7. #207
    Maris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    768
    Chris Lange;1603245 The information seems far too excessive, and it makes it look as if you are obsessed with your gear, rather than your work, and it makes the reader/viewer feel as if you are trying to force a "holier-than-thou" attitude down their throat.
    The information is for a buyer to be able to confidently describe what they purchased. I've seen someone come back from an exhibition with a small but fine work only to have their hipster friends say "You bought what? You paid how much! Blah, blah, ..."
    Also, you're missing the date. When in doubt, copy what the Met uses for their photographic exhibitions.
    The date is on the back of the photograph among the annotations. It is common for a commercial gallery to not put the date up front especially is it is well in the past. Old work may be mistaken as "failed to sell" previously and be regarded as stale. The Met, the National Gallery of Australia, and most state art museums all use similar wall card formats. But they are not selling work off the wall. And, in Australia where I work, the curatorial standards (even at senior levels in government funded galleries) are less to be admired than transcended.
    saying "20.3cm x 25.4cm" is pedantic as hell, especially when you say "from 8x10" in the same line, considering that 20.3 cm is equal to 7.99213"
    The international standard for describing the size of an art-work is vertical dimension first, then horizontal dimension. The units of measurement are centimetres and tenths of centimetres. I hope people ask about this. Most gallery goers don't even know there is a standard.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

  8. #208
    Chris Lange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    NY
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    777
    Images
    33
    I don't disagree about the transcendence of standards, but the whole tachihara triple extension blah blah blah bit is really not crucial. If you're going to go to that length, you may as well say what enlarger you used, for what exposure at what grade, with what developer, what enlarging lens, and maybe even if you use a double glass anti-newton carrier, or what have you.
    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

    or my snaps at my blog MINIMUM DENSITY
    --
    If you don't have it, then you don't have it.

  9. #209

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    3,264
    Nothing I dislike more than a coffee table book with a lot of tech chatter in it. Sometimes its nice to have a well-illustrated manual per se, like
    AA's "Examples", which complemented his basic series with real-life scenarios. But let's face it, all the notes in the world aren't going to make
    someone into someone else. About the only more disgusting habit I can think of are "mission statements" posted on business wall or similar
    ridiculous diatribes posted beside gallery image that aren't work looking at anyway. Photo labs and camera stores are infamous for those kinds
    of amateurish exhibition. Everyone can seemingly talk the talk, but not many can walk the walk. Forums like this one are much more appropriate
    for sharing technique tricks.

  10. #210

    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Shooter
    8x10 Format
    Posts
    3,264
    ... Sorry for all the typos... a weather change going on, and my fingers have the "rheumatiz" pretty bad today..



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin