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Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« on: March 27, 2017, 01:48:38 AM »

I had a splurge, two Trent Parke photos from his Seventh Wave exhibition 2002 now grace my bedroom.

The Seventh Wave

If you had a windfall whose photos would you hang on your walls?

Cheers,

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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2017, 08:43:03 AM »

I have a mixture of inherited paintings, a few of my own pictures and some landscape atmospherics bought in Sarlat during trips Ann and I enjoyed through France.

I don't much like ornaments. They pose the serious problem of dusting and accidental destruction as result. Again, I'm blessed with some inherited crystal as well as what I think to be a couple of Lalique pieces that cause me mental grief during my rare hoovering/dusting moments. I have a service of silver teapots, rosebowls etc. that we used to enjoy having on display, but that for a couple of decades, at the very least, have gone dull within cardboard boxes, all stored away. The reality is that a lot of this stuff is only relevant to past eras of society when there were people employed to keep all these things shining; today, many see only the associated problems of maintenance. We had friends who couldn't even give their silver away to their children, kids already very well established in their own businesses. Quality wine glasses and similar, smaller liqueur glasses etc. sit in a cupboard unused, and other places are taken up to house expensive crockery that can't even be machine-washed, not that I own a dishwasher. As I write, stuff of a bygone time. We were given a pretty coffee set as a wedding present, and used it regularly. Then, a neighbour who once owned an antiques shop almost had a fit when we, quite innocently, served her coffee from it. Who needs these pressure in life? Like friggin' Ferraris, I supposed, the things get to own and control you.

Trying, as I am, both to sell my place and realise a good price for it, the remains of the past represent just one more headache that will have to be faced should the property sell as desired. There is far more to minimalism than not being able to spend money or perhaps simply being unwilling so to do. One need only have to face a house-clearing at the death of a relative to realise rapidly the difference between real and imaginary values.

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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 08:45:05 AM »

I have some by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, and Fran Forman. Plus a bunch of my own.
As you can see, I'm still living in the mid-twentieth century.
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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2017, 08:52:19 AM »

I have some by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, and Fran Forman. Plus a bunch of my own.
As you can see, I'm still living in the mid-twentieth century.

It was often a good place to be.

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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 11:07:00 AM »

Photos? This one:

http://www.ralphgibson.com/uploads/8/7/5/7/8757968/4517439_orig.jpg

& some Josef Sudek & Saul Leiters

Other stuff?

Some of this:

http://www.normanackroyd.com/prints/

and this:

http://www.giesicke.com/en/artists/schreiter-johannes-155

But since I'm a feckless b*****d I can't have any of them ( & I'm sure no one in their right mind would give me a load of money ).

Enjoy your Trent Parke's
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 11:45:26 AM »

Dogs playing poker
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2017, 11:55:37 AM »


If you had a windfall whose photos would you hang on your walls?


Strand. Weston. Arbus. Cartier-Bresson. Adams. I would really need a good windfall!
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2017, 07:16:24 PM »

I have some by Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Paul Caponigro, and Fran Forman. Plus a bunch of my own.
As you can see, I'm still living in the mid-twentieth century.

I'm like Eric, but would add an Eliot Porter dye transfer.

I would use some of the windfall, for a trip, then add a few more of my own. ;)
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2017, 07:34:15 PM »

I'd rather have paintings, drawings and shelves full of collected artefacts on my walls.

Yep, my new apartment is full of those too.

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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2017, 03:00:35 AM »

Lucien Clergue's, without even thinking about it. Particularly the the Née de la vague series.

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2017, 04:19:29 AM »

Lucien Clergue's, without even thinking about it. Particularly the the Née de la vague series.

A Pentax 67 fan, then!

;-)

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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2017, 06:30:26 AM »

Roll over Beethoven and let Burke Uzzle grace my walls.
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« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 09:22:44 AM »

Roll over Beethoven and let Burke Uzzle grace my walls.
I don't think Beethoven was much of a photographer anyway.
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2017, 09:37:53 AM »

I'd like a Jerry Uelsman photograph on my wall. 
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2017, 01:11:20 PM »

I'd like a Jerry Uelsman photograph on my wall.
I would too.
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2017, 03:49:38 AM »

Y'know, I'd rather have a book of (decent sized) photos by Newton or Sieff or Jonvelle or Arbus or Bailey or Doineau or HCB or Boubat or Burri or Leiter or Moon or Lindbergh... than a single print by anyone. I'm just not into the art-as-object fetish. I guess if I had the chance to have an original print by any of those people for 50€, yeah, maybe. Photography is a medium of mass reproduction, and while it would be cool to see just how X printed Y, I'm not that much into the brush-strokes.
I do have an original print by one of my friends, who deserves to be famous. Maybe I'll get her to sign it, just in case she accidentally bumps into celebrity one day :-)

More likely is that I'll cough the 60€ for Lindbergh's book.
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« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 03:57:41 AM »

If you bought a print, I don't think anyone would accuse you of being a art-as-object fetisher.  The prints I have with a notable exception are done by friends/other photographers and I get much pleasure visiting them as I do my 500+ book collection.
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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2017, 04:32:03 AM »

Definitely subscribe to the book alternative.

Until I know whether I get this pad sold or not, I have drawn a line under further books or bulk of any sort. Truth to tell, I have developed a strategy mindset where I feel inclined to simply walk away from here the day it sells, leave the suitcases in the local dump and just go, buying fresh clothes en route and arriving at whatever destination as a virgin; a born-again one, it must be said.

Brexit gets triggered today; the sacred lemmings at the White Cliffs have already started their engines, bottle of English wine in one hand, Union Jacks bristling from the aerials, and are lined up to drop the clutch as soon as the radio tells them the letter has been delivered. Today the day many a nascent conscience will drive many a politician into future madness, double paradox notwithstanding.

Hey bloody ho.
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Re: Whose photos would you like to have on your walls?
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2017, 10:41:37 AM »

Hey Rob,

Maybe I'll call my next book "The Last Picture Book" so you'll be desparate to buy it.   ;D

Eric
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2017, 12:14:58 PM »

Brexit


And you can bet it's not loaded with gargle fluid! Actually, it reminds me of a self-blow job. For giraffes ostriches.

I got to the clinic this morning in an effort to renew my medical card; the last time the application had to be sent away, and one would wait a month or so for a new card to arrive, To my surprise, on this occasion it was all done at the desk! I now hold a current card, with a photo, that's valid until 2021! Of course, two questions arise: what happens in '19, and if I survive both '19 and the card, will the card have already been cancelled before its term runs out? Fun.
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