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James Clark

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2017, 06:06:32 PM »

In addition to the display of images I am talking about the extension of photography to encompass "time" or how the image environment changes, e.g. how a sunrise/sunset view changes over many minutes.  An image sequence can capture that ambience.  I would like to see discussion about how best to "capture a time period" of a scene.
We are familiar with 24/30 frame per second image sequences (video), what about slower sequences?  I have a sequence of waves moving on a shore causing changing patterns in sand. One image/print does not do the scene justice - what makes it engaging is how the scene constantly changes creating pseudo-abstract patterns unique to that location and time-of-day. By displaying the image sequence on an "electronic picture frame" every time I look the image is same/different.  Another example is a sequence from a close-up panorama of tree texture - every time I look at the image it is same/different - I have captured the variety and visual complexity that could not be represented by a single image. I have "extended" the ambience of the scene.

I love the way Stephen Wilkes does it in his "Day to Night" series:

http://stephenwilkes.com/fine-art/day-to-night/52fa99eb-3e5c-461e-af58-56020af4b6c2
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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2017, 02:32:45 PM »

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #42 on: February 01, 2017, 02:13:33 AM »

I love the way Stephen Wilkes does it in his "Day to Night" series:

http://stephenwilkes.com/fine-art/day-to-night/52fa99eb-3e5c-461e-af58-56020af4b6c2

This raises a point about "Style".  Another word that might be appropriate is "Branding" - Stephen Wilkes can be associated with his (unique) "Day to Night" series.  Artists are not "branded" by their use of e.g. paper - it is the content on the paper that identifies their "style".

I may have picked the wrong Blog to discuss my use of electronic displays as being "Beyond the Print".  My mistake may have been to go too high in abstraction level and thus moved away from "Style".

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2017, 03:57:32 AM »

This raises a point about "Style".  Another word that might be appropriate is "Branding" - Stephen Wilkes can be associated with his (unique) "Day to Night" series. Artists are not "branded" by their use of e.g. paper - it is the content on the paper that identifies their "style".

I may have picked the wrong Blog to discuss my use of electronic displays as being "Beyond the Print".  My mistake may have been to go too high in abstraction level and thus moved away from "Style".


Equally, I think mistake are made when people try to intellectualise and over-complicate a simple thing like an image. I think pretty much everybody loses the plot when they attempt to give a complicated reason for the existence of an image. An image exists because at a give moment somebody thought it was interesting, or pretty or otherwise of meaning to them. That's all photography, non-commissioned, ever is. Is all any art ever is: it seemed a good idea at the time.

If folks could only accept it for what it is, we would all be spared the tedium (if not rising sense of hysteria) of reading artist's statements.

If anything brings photography and most of the rest of art into disrpute, it's those promoting it as something that it is not.

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2017, 02:16:05 AM »

I note that Samsung have just announced a new display panel that is used as “framed art” when not used as a TV.

http://vancouversun.com/technology/personal-tech/is-it-art-or-television-new-tv-set-can-serve-as-both

My point has been that the display technology is getting better and cheaper.  I have a number of $100 displays scattered around the house displaying my "art".  It is true that their quality could be better - but it slowly is.

Our role as photographic artists is to take advantage and “push the envelope” of creativity.  We can do better than “an instant in time” to convey the emotion of a place.

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2017, 05:10:50 AM »

I note that Samsung have just announced a new display panel that is used as “framed art” when not used as a TV.

http://vancouversun.com/technology/personal-tech/is-it-art-or-television-new-tv-set-can-serve-as-both

My point has been that the display technology is getting better and cheaper.  I have a number of $100 displays scattered around the house displaying my "art".  It is true that their quality could be better - but it slowly is.

Our role as photographic artists is to take advantage and “push the envelope” of creativity.  We can do better than “an instant in time” to convey the emotion of a place.


Possibly the best way is with the help of a few G&Ts.

In another situation, it's hard to beat a Campari Soda on a terrace of the Carlton in Cannes.

In most real situations photography comes in as a very distant also-ran.

Rob

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Re: Beyond the Print
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2017, 04:09:53 AM »

Following some advice from Alain Briot (www.beautiful-landscape.com), I have updated my web site www.changingstaticimages.com to reflect my current work.  This should provide visitors with a reason to revisit the site.  It also shows the variety of ways that electronic displays can increase the visual communication of "being there" over single paper prints.
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