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11/11/2011 07:37:46 AM · #1
I was a bit surprised to read about his photo that has just become the most expensive photo ever sold, but after watching a video about him, perhaps there really is more than meets the eye. See this thread for more information.

Challenge: In the style of Andreas Gursky
Rules: Expert Editing
11/11/2011 08:37:20 AM · #2
You are surprised because you assume that there is a correlation between the material value and aesthetic value of the photo - and there is not.
I recommend you to read an excerpt from the book \"How the mind Works\" from a really great psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker:

pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/articles/media/1998_02_07_independentsunday.html
11/11/2011 08:42:13 AM · #3
Originally posted by mato:

You are surprised because you assume that there is a correlation between the material value and aesthetic value of the photo - and there is not.
I recommend you to read an excerpt from the book \"How the mind Works\" from a really great psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker:

pinker.wjh.harvard.edu/articles/media/1998_02_07_independentsunday.html


Thanks. I haven't got time now, but have opened that article to read later.

Even though at first glance I didn't like the photo, I still think it would be an interesting exercise to try to copy his style.
11/11/2011 08:49:02 AM · #4
You are welcome.
I find his style interesting as well - and already did try to "copy" it:

jpgmag.com/photos/1969552

Check also what the guy is doing right now:

ww.field.io/process/gursky-oceans
(you have to put one extra "w" in front because I can't post links)

That will be hard to copy :)

Message edited by author 2011-11-11 08:56:28.
11/11/2011 08:53:17 AM · #5
You did a good job, but like his photos, it really needs to be seen in a much bigger size.
11/11/2011 08:54:57 AM · #6
Thank you :)
11/11/2011 05:56:15 PM · #7
This guy's pictures were featured in National Geographic Lake Eyre
11/11/2011 06:33:55 PM · #8
ha, I also did my tongue-in-the-cheek Gursky tribute once
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Message edited by author 2011-11-11 18:34:15.
11/11/2011 07:11:31 PM · #9
My tribute to Gursky...

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11/11/2011 07:14:32 PM · #10
Originally posted by LevT:

ha, I also did my tongue-in-the-cheek Gursky tribute once
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Nice. I need to develop my eye for interesting things in the mundane.

I hadn't even heard of Andreas Gursky until yesterday.
11/12/2011 08:41:26 AM · #11
Originally posted by LevT:

ha, I also did my tongue-in-the-cheek Gursky tribute once
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I like it :)
11/12/2011 08:45:17 AM · #12
Originally posted by Pug-H:

This guy's pictures were featured in National Geographic Lake Eyre


Great. That reminds me of another great artist
//www.sugimotohiroshi.com/seascape.html
11/12/2011 12:24:03 PM · #13
I agree we should have this challenge. According to Lev, this is the most successful photographer alive. It seems inevitable we should have a challenge for him.
11/12/2011 12:47:27 PM · #14
I second this, but only if Langdon provides the 6 to 12 foot monitors so we could vote on them.
11/12/2011 12:47:53 PM · #15
To get the feel of Gursky right it would be nice if, for just this challenge, we could increase the maximum pixel size from 800 to 8,000,000,000,000,000 pixels on the long side.
11/12/2011 01:25:10 PM · #16
Originally posted by yanko:

I second this, but only if Langdon provides the 6 to 12 foot monitors so we could vote on them.


Where's the like button?
11/12/2011 01:28:14 PM · #17
Originally posted by posthumous:

I agree we should have this challenge. According to Lev, this is the most successful photographer alive. It seems inevitable we should have a challenge for him.

I said "the most commercially successful". a small but important qualification :)
11/12/2011 11:10:16 PM · #18
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by posthumous:

I agree we should have this challenge. According to Lev, this is the most successful photographer alive. It seems inevitable we should have a challenge for him.

I said "the most commercially successful". a small but important qualification :)


what's the difference? ;)
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