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The Art of Photography => But is it Art? => Topic started by: Isaac on April 03, 2013, 12:26:40 PM

Title: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Isaac on April 03, 2013, 12:26:40 PM
Bucolic Mountains of Garbage (http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/03/15/yao_lu_new_landscapes_uses_manipulation_to_make_mounds_of_garbage_look_like.html)
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Gulag on April 03, 2013, 01:06:18 PM
Is that really true to our medium? I guess fad comes and goes once in a while. As long as there is a "market" for the stuff, anything is all right in the age of consumerdom.
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Isaac on April 03, 2013, 04:37:15 PM
What do you think "our medium" is -- digital images?
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Gulag on April 03, 2013, 06:10:16 PM
What do you think "our medium" is -- digital images?

I thought it was photography. And it's no longer true any more?
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: louoates on April 03, 2013, 07:57:35 PM
I always like viewing different ideas like this. It always stimulates my imagination whether or not I like the image.
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Isaac on April 03, 2013, 08:10:46 PM
I thought it was photography. And it's no longer true any more?

"[Yao Lu] describes himself as a reporter, noting that “photography is my work tool, an important tool I can’t do without.”
Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: Isaac on April 03, 2013, 08:15:37 PM
I always like viewing different ideas like this. It always stimulates my imagination whether or not I like the image.

otoh it makes me feel so unimaginative; otoh a great antidote to it's all been done before ;-)


Underwater Dogs (http://books.google.com/books?id=JYyhuAAACAAJ&dq=dogs+underwater)

Title: Re: “New Landscapes,” looks like photographs of traditional Chinese paintings
Post by: theguywitha645d on April 04, 2013, 02:48:49 PM
It is always good to see someone inspired and creating work. We should never be pedantic about a medium.