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paper butterflies
04/21/2018 08:45:38 AM
paper butterflies
by jmritz

Comment:
I have made many comments here on DPC that I tried to make go beyond the banal, but nothing I have ever said approaches this comment for insight into celebrating the transformative magic of a thoughtful photograph. You are The Man, Modricker. And for that I ... thank you.

Originally posted by posthumous:

I imagine that a lot of people are misscoring this photo. These supposed gatekeepers of photography are ironically forgetting photography and looking only at the subject of the photograph, but to score the subject of the photograph is to score people on their ability to travel to nice places, instead of their artistry.

Some people think that photographic skill is creating a sharp, accurate representation of what is in front of them. And surely this used to be the case, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci for example, it took great innovation and intelligence and skill to depict something with accuracy and detail.

Now, of course, your phone does it for you. So surely we must look elsewhere for the photographer. The artist who was once faced with the formidable task of replicating reality is now faced with the formidable mechanical regurgitation of reality eradicating his/her role in the process.

One solution, this one, is to point the machine at something that is supposedly not worth replicating, and showing how it is transformed by point of view and framing. How instantaneous and obvious you have made this very mystical idea that photography is about how you see and not what you see.

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Message edited by author 2018-04-21 23:14:46.
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Erik
04/21/2018 08:37:06 AM
Erik
by mariuca

Comment:
Holy Smoke Mariuca, ... this photograph is one of the greats here. What a deeply enchanting thing it is; some Hopper, some Brancoveanu, some fairy dust. It's beautiful. You have done many thrilling things here, I could cite a dozen or more, but this one is more still. Thank you.

Edit, typo.

Message edited by author 2018-04-21 08:47:27.
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Untitled
02/04/2018 08:45:06 AM
Untitled
by aznym

Comment:
Az,
You interrupt this mass-transit geometry with a humanist-graffitist squiggle. Your interruptions are always welcome in my consciousness. I second the Don Blue, for the same reasons as the Don. Thank you.
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marchers
01/21/2018 04:49:03 AM
marchers
by 2mccs

Comment:
I’m still here. Still thrilled to my core.
Thank you.
mixed declension
12/01/2017 03:46:29 AM
mixed declension3rd Place
by skewsme

Comment:
How very beautiful! Composition, tones, contrasts, juxtapositions; all the boxes. But it soars easily above tick-boxing because it's far greater than the mere sum of its parts. It's just pure beauty. Thank you.
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IMG_6746
11/11/2017 03:06:52 AM
IMG_6746
by 2mccs

Comment:
How I love your photographs. Not just these, all of them. We've been together here for more than a decade, and I think that I have given you more 10s and more enthusiastic comments than I have anyone else here. You have thrilled me so many times that I'm sick of it now. No, just kidding, I could never tire of what your pictures inspire in me. Tell you a secret; more than once (to be precise, twice) is has been looking at one of your photographs that re-ignited my passion for photographs when the lamp had gone out.

So what about this essay? The images are simply beautiful. Especially 40 and 41. They make me feel profoundly thrilled and I really can't express exactly why, which is for me a bonus because I love art that I can understand but not explain.

Thank you.
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Light
11/11/2017 02:49:37 AM
Light
by posthumous

Comment:
I'm coming back to comment, if I can think of something to say. Just sit still and be patient. And stop looking out of the window.

No ... wait ... is this what happens when a restless mind ignores the teacher and instead looks out of the window? Yes?

These words? These pictures? These impermanent threads that stitch them into a quicksand quilt?

All right everybody, pencils down. Close your books. Now ... look out of the window.

Wake me when the bell rings.

Thank you.

Message edited by author 2017-11-11 10:53:55.
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Pairs of sorts
11/11/2017 02:41:07 AM
Pairs of sorts
by mitalapo

Comment:
I'm not saying much about the essay. It's fun, diverting and good to the last drop. Yum. Can I have another cup, please?

Others have reacted to your essay much as I'd have tried to do, so contributing one more of those doesn't much interest me.

Instead, I'm commenting about you. You know that I've always appreciated your work. You must, from the many comments you've inspired from me. And I mean appreciated in both senses ... as in applauded and as in understood.

Here's what I love, and it's demonstrated yet again in the idea for this essay: you have always used photography as a path to observation. And now I mean observation in both senses, as in seen and as in remarked upon.

For you, photography doesn't seem to be anything more nor less than a language. Most photographers produce photographs that say, "Aren't I just amazing?" Your photographs say, "Aren't you curious?"

Thank you for that difference.
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11/11/2017 02:19:15 AM
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by primabarbara

Comment:
These are beautiful B&W photographs, nicely seen and deftly executed.

For me, this essay is very strong because what it showcases is the difference between what the camera sees and what we see. It explores one of the things that makes cameras (and photographs) enchanting: that cameras and photographs can do far more than documenting reality – they can transform reality.

Sometimes the transformation is extravagant, with long exposures and similar tricks. But sometimes it's subtle as in this essay, where there are no tricks involved. Just a thoughtful and curious photographer–artist understanding and commanding her medium.

Thank you.
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11/07/2017 01:04:10 AM
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by daisydavid

Comment:
Originally posted by mariuca:

Finally, a collection of wedding images (well, pre wedding) that I love.


I seconds that. This also looks like a wedding that I just might not have loathed attending. I reckon that later one might spot Cleaver Green weaving among the guests, holding an opened bottle of bubbles and chatting up the bridesmaids.

My favourite moment was the "Love is the smoke ..."

If I were a bride I'd definitely ask you to do the pictures. Maybe the cake as well. And of course the seating plan. And I'd throw you my garter.
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