From Harry Cory Wright's site:
Now, then, from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:THE CAMERA
Harry works with a large format Gandolfi 10 x 8 inch wooden plate camera. He uses just a single 240mm lens, which is a medium wide angle. The tripod is the heaviest manfrotto studio tripod available. The apparatus is very heavy and moving around too much is difficult and often unnecessary. Photographing with this camera requires a combination of anticipation and patience. The film is standard negative emulsion, mostly Fuji. It is much the same as is used in standard small film cameras. The difference of course is in the size of the negative and the resultant level of detail.
The works available are all hand printed 'C' type prints direct from the 10 x 8 inch negative. Printed and mounted in Germany, framed in the UK.
It seems that being a Cynic is a good thing, while being a cynic is a bad thing.Definition of CYNIC
1 capitalized : an adherent of an ancient Greek school of philosophers who held the view that virtue is the only good and that its essence lies in self-control and independence
2 : a faultfinding captious critic; especially : one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest
As for the "banal" esthetic, it's been with us since the beginning of photography. Remember, the first photograph was of a bunch of roofs. The "problem" I see is when somebody photographs something banal and mundane in the most banal and mundane manner using equipment that is grossly overkill, and then somebody buys it. I wonder, what is it with both parties? Can't the buyer go outside with a camera and create a similar photograph with similar aesthetic value? And can't the artist create something with better aesthetics?
Of course, we may be thinking this way too deeply, and Mr. Wright just likes burning off expired film instead of letting it rot in the freezer.