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Anyone raised this yet?
« on: June 08, 2017, 06:49:44 AM »

The Magnum $100 dollar sale - which sadly is still too rich for me even for the glorious Monroe

Magun sale

The real interest is in teh comments that accompany each image, well for me any way.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 10:13:13 AM »

I really like the Gilles Peress one shot on a foggy morn in Belfast.

But I wouldn't buy it or any of the others. And no, the price isn't the problem; I just don't see any of them as wall ornaments. And I'm afraid that's all I see photographs suited to being if outwith a magazine or some other more glitzy publication. Quite unlike paintings, then.

;-(

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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 10:23:54 AM »

In this case I agree I doubt that I'd want to hang them on the wall but I'd be pleased to be able to browse them periodically. In fact I would put some on my office wall but I'd want to rotate them as I do with my own photographs and then it's the $100 that stops me :)

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 02:24:12 PM »

I hate wall decorations and prefer to hang art so there are several of these I would love to have.

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 04:56:31 PM »

The Magnum $100 dollar sale - which sadly is still too rich for me even for the glorious Monroe

Magun sale

The real interest is in teh comments that accompany each image, well for me any way.

Mike

You just cost me a hundred bucks!  I have loved "forever" Cornell Capa's photo of the Bolshoi Ballet School dancers.  Now I'll own a small print that will hang in my studio!  Thanks!!!

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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 05:09:56 PM »

You'll probably love it forever and in truth you have a piece of history :)
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 05:15:45 PM »

You'll probably love it forever and in truth you have a piece of history :)

Absolutely.... thanks again.

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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 09:49:13 AM »

Anybody notice something about these pictures, which are some of the most famous in the world? Every one of them includes humans. No landscapes. No sunrises. No sunsets. No still lifes. No dogs. No cats. Interesting, no?

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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 10:21:13 AM »

One of my favorites is the one with a dog.

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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2017, 11:05:00 AM »

Anybody notice something about these pictures, which are some of the most famous in the world? Every one of them includes humans. No landscapes. No sunrises. No sunsets. No still lifes. No dogs. No cats. Interesting, no?

Sounds like the list is rather limited considering the scope of photography.
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2017, 11:19:17 AM »

Right, Otto. But photography is for keeping track of humans. Painting is for keeping track of landscapes. And, of course, with humans you sometimes have an occasional incidental dog, but that's not the same thing as a dog picture.

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 11:31:25 AM »

But photography is for keeping track of humans.

I was not aware of that.  Learn something every day.  What was the authority that made that decision?
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »

Photography is for storing large amounts of electrons on hard drives never to be seen again..
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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2017, 11:44:20 AM »

You got it, Bernie. But you'll notice that the pictures referred to in the initial post are still circulating. Landscapes and dogs stay buried on hard drives.

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2017, 11:53:02 AM »

They are pretty small prints to hang on a wall.  I was looking at the specs and they are Digital C prints (at least the ones I looked at) on Fuji Crystal paper.  I wonder if they are negative scans or print scans.
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« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 11:57:08 AM »

Right, Alan. 6 x 6 is pretty small. Interesting sale. Makes me wonder if Magnum is in financial trouble. With cell phones in universal use they could be.

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« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 01:33:07 PM »

Minor White:
"There's no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I'm always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don't give a damn
how it got made."

I love Minor White. His landscapes are incredible.

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« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 01:41:37 PM »

Minor White:
"There's no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I'm always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don't give a damn
how it got made."

I love Minor White. His landscapes are incredible.
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« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2017, 05:03:35 PM »

One of my favorite van Goghs hangs on my bedroom wall. Which is to say, a photo I took of the painting is tacked to the wall with pushpins.  ;)

Saved myself umpteen million$ too!



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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2017, 12:04:30 PM »

Minor White:
"There's no particular class of photograph that I think is any better than any other class. I'm always and forever looking for the image that has spirit! I don't give a damn
how it got made."

I love Minor White. His landscapes are incredible.

If you want incredible landscapes you don't go to Minor White or any photographer. You go to painters like Bierstadt. http://americanart.si.edu/images/1977/1977.107.1_2a.jpg
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