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Challenge: Art of 2013 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Date: Mar 31, 2013
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2014


Place: 7 out of 165
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Votes: 110
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03/10/2014 10:07:20 AM
From my jury duty....

'This was one of my top two photos. It does the wonderful trick of being far more than it first seems to be. Some photographs drag you in; this one drags you in, gives you a chair and tells you that you are going to be here for quite a while. It's glossy, superbly photographed in its mechanical, architectural way but has layers upon layers of depth. Compositionally it is repetitive. This is great. I love repetition, whether it is visual, musical, literature or verbal. It's like a mantra. There is a common misconception that repetition fogs; it clouds and muddies to produce a fugue. This is often not the case - a mantra of a number of words repeated a thousand times eventually breathes new meaning and life into each one and each one morphs and changes with each breath. I'm reminded of that with this photo. Each window, each stairwell. There are a hundred stories being told - a knocked over chair, a clicking of high heels down a corridor, a desperation, a closing and opening of doors. The fact that there is not a single person to be seen heightens the glamour and story. It is building as narrative at its best. There is a coldness, of course; the cold steel and sickly yellow insect hum of the light. The sound of photocopiers and printers churning out endless reams of papers to fall in a pile on the floor when no one is there to pick them up. The title, 'Soporificity' does seem to be at odds to my interpretation somewhat. It's a good title but i'd say that this is one of the most uncontrollably awake photographs in the challenge. Of course, often you never feel more awake than when you are asleep. '
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03/08/2014 05:10:20 AM
One of my favorites. Congrats on the TT in a challenge like this.

The only thing you could improve (and still you can do it) are the lines that are not straight on the right and in this kind of shot IMO can be quite important.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/06/2014 04:54:45 PM
looking for a human element but I can find one. Im cool with that.
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03/06/2014 11:21:22 AM
Nice repetition of details
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03/05/2014 11:21:20 PM
great find... all the light on in the right places. Nice processing too.
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03/02/2014 12:41:56 PM
Great photograph - Very simple but a lot going on. Super sharp & detailed. Awesome grays light to dark.
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03/01/2014 11:33:24 PM
Very well seen - lovely graphic and good color tones. Has a great rhythm to it.
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02/28/2014 05:49:00 PM
Wow, love the patterns.
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02/28/2014 12:50:51 AM
Perfect colors for the title and such a fascinating geometry!
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