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03/02/2014 01:18:19 AM · #26
Here's mine, a study on childhood

I took these all in Italy.

Message edited by author 2014-03-02 01:24:15.
03/02/2014 02:56:35 AM · #27
Originally posted by 2mccs:

To see all of the photographs open the first picture and then click through the file in the left corner.

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Glorious. My expanded comment is on the first image. Thank you.
03/02/2014 04:03:31 AM · #28
Originally posted by mariuca:

My February photo essay :

entre chien et loup-February photo essay


Transcendental. My expanded comment is on the introductory image in your portfolio: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/124815/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1104495.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/120000-124999/124815/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1104495.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' Thank you.
03/02/2014 07:33:28 AM · #29
Gosh folks, you have really set the bar high
03/02/2014 08:55:05 AM · #30
I am not in this production, but I am really enjoying the show; beautiful and mesmerizing. Wonderful presentations everyone.
03/02/2014 09:29:35 AM · #31
Originally posted by mariuca:

My February photo essay :

entre chien et loup-February photo essay

I will save images for the web and add them to my DPC portfolio also

Thank you for doing this -- I found it much easier to view here... Excellent work photographing "the dark" ... some may find it confusing that in your Portfolio they are in reverse order.

Message edited by author 2014-03-02 09:30:22.
03/02/2014 09:58:45 AM · #32
Originally posted by Neat:

Here's mine, a study on childhood

I took these all in Italy.

Wonderful series, and actually the first thing I've ever been able to view on FB. :-)

Originally posted by Neat:

... to raise them right is to have a good future.

Made me think of a bumper sticker I saw the other day ...
P R O U D  P A R E N T

of a thoroughly decent
human being.
03/02/2014 10:33:15 AM · #33
Originally posted by LevT:

Here is my essay. ...//issuu.com/ltsimring/docs/pb-winter


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Message edited by author 2014-03-03 05:30:19.
03/02/2014 10:36:28 AM · #34
I've been looking through the essays posted so far and I'm almost embarrassed to post mine. They are all so very good - much better than this paltry and simple 9-shot offering.

Here is the starting image:

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There are some contextual comments in the notes section and you can move through the series as normal by clicking on the next thumbnail at the top left of the screen.

I'll go and leave some comments on the works of others now.
03/02/2014 11:01:05 AM · #35
Originally posted by Neat:

Here's mine, a study on childhood


Anita, several of these pictures are superb (I have 'liked' my favourites on Flickr), and this one is beyond good; it's exceptional.

I didn't really get a sense of looking at an entirely coherent essay, in spite of the common processing and toning (which I really loved, by the way). It may be that I can't see it as an essay because some photographs were startlingly good and some were a bit more making up the numbers (for me), so the former overwhelmed the latter. It isn't disjointed, just a bit meandering and loose, as a result. Not that I care too much about that, because (a) I think it may be my problem & not yours, and (b) the several quite wonderful standout photographs in there more than compensate for the softer points in the thread and direction of the essay. Something that's unquestionably there that I recognise from your other work generally is your very good eye for the photogenic potential of youthful innocence. Bravo, you! And thank you.
03/02/2014 11:29:50 AM · #36
Time to make some comments now.

First up ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique.

I like how the work is organised and how a clear message and vision is laid out. But... I think it conveys a sense of instruction rather than exploration and I have mixed feelings about that - the effect for me is that the photographs themselves are subjugated by the words, by the method, by the philosophy. That surprised me Paul - I often think of your words, about how its about the photograph and not the photography; but here, I find it is process not product that defines the piece - that seemed at odds with a notion of the photograph as central artefact.

Also,I feel I may have learnt something - I had always thought of street photography as being observational; here though - with your commentary, it feels almost predatory in its intent... Does that surprise you - that I get that as a feeling?

The photos themselves are marvels - the first is among my favourites - I remember commenting on it before. I have enjoyed your accompanying narrative too; I laughed aloud at the 'Happy Couple'; the hint of colour in 'Kite' is a delight; 'Panorama' is powerful - even a little bit scary and I like the splash of colour at the end.

Overall, this was an eye-opener - a lesson within a lesson.

Thanks.
03/02/2014 11:38:25 AM · #37
Next up: ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' sfalice

You've created a real sense of mood here - it felt quiet, peaceful and even intimate. Like Deb, I hanker for larger images but perhaps we have just got greedy with our ready access to pixels and bandwidth... You've still conveyed a sense of the place and perhaps the size restriction has added to its distilled nature.

My favourite image is the Land Office - almost a parody of itself given the plot size.

Lovely stuff.

Thanks.
03/02/2014 11:48:48 AM · #38
Now for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' 2mccs:

Goodness! (Both in the euphemistic and descriptive sense!)

This is a fascinating and accomplished series - very bold, full of compositional risk - especially the first image - which is the standout for me. They have an unbounded feel to me, so much so that I found I resented the border - I wanted the images to be set free from such visual shackles.

It made me add you to my list of favourite photographers.

Thanks.
03/02/2014 11:49:03 AM · #39
Originally posted by Paul:

Time to make some comments now.

First up ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique.

I had always thought of street photography as being observational; here though - with your commentary, it feels almost predatory in its intent... Does that surprise you - that I get that as a feeling? ...


Haha! No, not at all. Street photography is predatory. Street photographers are just paparazzi for people who aren't celebrities. Nearly every genuine street photograph is a mugging, on some level.
03/02/2014 11:54:28 AM · #40
Now for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' mariuca:

I really enjoyed the context setting slide/image...

What a set! Obscure, delightful, a little bit scary, coherent - but full of variety. I think I enjoyed the ones that shared a slightly downward looking POV the most - it was like my mental gaze was being constrained/guided/controlled. In a way, I wish that spell was not broken by the third image.

Each is a work of art in its own right - together - utterly compelling.

Quite a humbling experience to view.

Thanks.
03/02/2014 12:04:09 PM · #41
Lev - I went to call yours up again so as to comment while viewing but it doesn't seem to be available now... I'll try again later.
03/02/2014 12:12:50 PM · #42
On with some comments for ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Neat:

Lovely set of images but I do have my favourites: 1, 2, 7, 10, 15. Image 2 is simply amazing.

I really like the coloration and the slightly grunged-up feel - it certainly offers a sense of coherence. I really like how the viewer gets a sense of the lived experience of others. We are witnesses to lives, not just viewers of photos.

Thanks

Paul
03/02/2014 01:13:11 PM · #43
Originally posted by Paul:

Lev - I went to call yours up again so as to comment while viewing but it doesn't seem to be available now... I'll try again later.

Hi Paul! Strange, I went back, and from my side of the pond the link seems to be working fine. Anyway, I put the images here also, however I think they work much better with music and in the book format that I tried to emulate. Here is the link to the cover image, and you can browse from there
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If anybody feels like leaving a comment, perhaps that would be a good place to keep them all together... Paul ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ubique, maybe you can copy yours there too, and I'll try to respond.

Generally, I agree with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Mariuca, having all comments and all essays criss-crossed here in one thread creates quite a mess. With N participants it may end up with N^2 comments in one place, in random order, hard to follow and trace back images to which the comments refer. It would be good if people posted links to the "cover" photo of their essay here (perhaps along with the links to the essays themselves if they are stored elsewhere), and that's where all comments would go.

Message edited by author 2014-03-02 17:02:08.
03/02/2014 04:14:09 PM · #44
I can hardly bear to look.
03/02/2014 05:56:46 PM · #45
So far, there are 6 essays that keep be in a state of deep artistic satisfaction. Am I missing somebody?
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I want first to congratulate ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' posthumous and ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cory ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' rooum(is there anybody else?) for the fantastic idea of starting this project here. For me personally this helped to gather my random thoughts from my portfolio and hard drive and do something more than the discipline of participating in various challenges.
The comments received so far on my essays are overwhelming and I am grateful.

Looking at the other essays is a treat. I am still exploring each one with immense curiosity and pleasure. It's truly like opening new books found on the "just published" table that I greedily took with me.
I want to leave some comments but I have to wait for this virus that I acquired to fade a little. Right now I am still in the between "dog and wolf" phase.

Congrats to the participants - and impatiently waiting for more - and for the commenters.
03/02/2014 06:32:17 PM · #46
I'll throw my hat in the ring.

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Amazing work everybody! For me, the most interesting place to be on DPC. Be back later to leave some comments.

Message edited by author 2014-03-02 19:41:18.
03/02/2014 06:39:50 PM · #47
Originally posted by ubique:

Originally posted by Neat:

Here's mine, a study on childhood


Anita, several of these pictures are superb (I have 'liked' my favourites on Flickr), and this one is beyond good; it's exceptional.

I didn't really get a sense of looking at an entirely coherent essay, in spite of the common processing and toning (which I really loved, by the way). It may be that I can't see it as an essay because some photographs were startlingly good and some were a bit more making up the numbers (for me), so the former overwhelmed the latter. It isn't disjointed, just a bit meandering and loose, as a result. Not that I care too much about that, because (a) I think it may be my problem & not yours, and (b) the several quite wonderful standout photographs in there more than compensate for the softer points in the thread and direction of the essay. Something that's unquestionably there that I recognise from your other work generally is your very good eye for the photogenic potential of youthful innocence. Bravo, you! And thank you.


Hey, you are completely right in what you say, I got this batch up together in about an hour. It was more for myself than anyone else, I had forgotten how many pics i took of children on the streets in EU, and for me they all bring back memories of a wonderful journey and a sense of what is slipping away in my life, since we now only have one child out of 3 at home now. We've done our part and now we are letting them become their own person, and hopefully mature, emotionally and intellectually and become decent human beings.

You know the cliche 'they grow up too fast' is truer than most!

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Message edited by author 2014-03-03 05:49:24.
03/02/2014 06:44:12 PM · #48
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click on the link in the comments
03/02/2014 07:00:58 PM · #49
Originally posted by Cuttooth:

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stunning work Mark, something about the sea and it's foaming waves, always makes you come back for more.
The soundtrack you used exemplified it! WD!
03/02/2014 07:03:08 PM · #50
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Neat:

Here's mine, a study on childhood

I took these all in Italy.

Wonderful series, and actually the first thing I've ever been able to view on FB. :-)

Originally posted by Neat:

... to raise them right is to have a good future.

Made me think of a bumper sticker I saw the other day ...
P R O U D  P A R E N T

of a thoroughly decent
human being.


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