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Rob C

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3460 on: April 23, 2012, 09:13:12 AM »

Ok Rob, now let's talk about photography, what would you use to create that  wanderfull light?




That surprises me: photography is exactly what I was writing about, unless you believe that the messenger is always free from blame. Technique is one thing, but content is also partly photographer responsibility, as I see it; can you ultimately separate the former from the latter? Guess you can and do, then?

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« Reply #3461 on: April 23, 2012, 02:03:02 PM »

In advertising, sometimes clients want you to help them sell the sizzle, rather than just show the steak.
And so you use light to write and/or tell the story that is worth more than 1,000 words... by creating an image, rather than just taking a picture.

Those are beautiful images (i.m.o.) that have been created to make the viewer feel good - which I guess you could say was a form of porn.

Known as selling the dream.


Indeed I know, professionally, about advertising. My point, as I made clear, wasn't about the photographic skill-set, it was about the psychological mess behind the 'dream' where common sense falls off the edge of the world and expenditure becomes the name of the game, the determiner of what constitutes a 'nice' home, hotel or even a bodello, for all I know about the latter.
 
Regarding favalim's question of how the shots were lit: if he/she feels free enough in the relationship with the photographer to lift the images and post them here, then perhaps he/she would be better asking said shooter personally.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3462 on: April 23, 2012, 03:58:11 PM »


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Regarding favalim's question of how the shots were lit: if he/she feels free enough in the relationship with the photographer to lift the images and post them here, then perhaps he/she would be better asking said shooter personally.

Rob C

Rob you're right, I'm deleting the pics and put the links of the same images and much more:

http://issuu.com/calypso-interiors/docs/sf_collezione_bagno
http://issuu.com/moarreda/docs/moarreda_giustiportos_racolta_di_emozioni

Now let's talk about photography wich mainly means "writing with light"; I showed those images to talk about the light and imo there is not more porn than some images on you portfolio  ;D


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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3463 on: April 24, 2012, 03:39:43 AM »

And so it has been since man first drew on the walls of his caves some 3 million years ago... which we now refer to as 'Art'.
Which is also one of the many things that makes humans different to other species.

This is basic art college stuff you are talking about - which I'm sure you are well aware off - so what exactly is your point here ?




I don't know how to make it more clear: the concept, design of these rooms, especially bathrooms, is crazy. Stand-alone baths where water spillage is a danger to the structure of the building, where a shower can't be used other than if you are sitting down, where swathes of curtain fabric are in close proximity to water and in an ambience which is bound to be pretty damp much of the time; that's the problem in one room alone. In essence, it's all about show and little to do with rightness to purpose.

It's supposed to make the peasants reading the magazines think Wow! One day! whereas those in the money bracket that can afford this tosh are just driven into further competition to outdo the page in front of their eyes. I believe it comes under the heading of aspirational publishing...

In other words, and to complete the circle, it's all a form of ego/financial masturbation.

And let me restate, yet again, that from the start I did not knock the photographic competence of the work, simply the ethic behind it.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3464 on: April 24, 2012, 03:45:10 AM »

Rob you're right, I'm deleting the pics and put the links of the same images and much more:

http://issuu.com/calypso-interiors/docs/sf_collezione_bagno
http://issuu.com/moarreda/docs/moarreda_giustiportos_racolta_di_emozioni

Now let's talk about photography wich mainly means "writing with light"; I showed those images to talk about the light and imo there is not more porn than some images on you portfolio  ;D



Okay, I excuse that on the grounds of language: porn, in common English usage, has more meanings than that often applied in conjunction with sexuality.

I'm pleased you took the trouble to visit my site; thanks.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3465 on: April 24, 2012, 03:59:09 AM »

In other words, and to complete the circle, it's all a form of ego/financial masturbation.

you get this with cameras too, i see it all the time on here and on blogs.
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« Reply #3466 on: April 24, 2012, 02:16:32 PM »

"Can anyone tell me what is wrong with this picture" - Falling Down.    

It's been that way since the beginning of time Rob.
People dream and love to dream - and so you could say: we are the dream makers - who are paid to make their dreams come true.



Loved that movie; must have been written with me in mind.

I had my website address put onto the back of a denim shirt that I have; great job, happy punter. Then, today, I returned to pick up a second shirt and you got it: the damned thing was way, way off the level... What the hell to do? Can't be erased, stuck with a shitty product that I now don't really want to wear. The shirt was good, originally.

Commercially acceptable, I think is the phrase.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3467 on: April 24, 2012, 02:37:31 PM »

Another from the same project as the one I posted above:

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« Reply #3468 on: April 25, 2012, 08:12:32 PM »

Scott, A suggestion I'd like to make concerning your shot (which I like) is to shoot it with and without the place settings and wine.  I find them to be really distracting and not in keeping with the graphic nature of the room.  Jim

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« Reply #3469 on: April 25, 2012, 10:00:09 PM »

Jim, I think that's right....the homeowner pulled out the plates, which are sort of angular and have orange trim, and we were kind of enthusiastic about that, and then of course the styling began to creep. I should've shut that down and left the orange chairs as the dominant feature down there. What first pulled me into this was the triangle they form with the other red elements in the room.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3470 on: April 25, 2012, 10:07:41 PM »

few from a nice interiors project of ours...











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Chris, These look great!  What well designed spaces too.  Jim

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« Reply #3471 on: April 26, 2012, 09:39:13 AM »

Only problem of course, is the asshole in the last shot with his feet (and shoes) up on the furniture. Throw the mother back onto the street where he belongs. Someone, of course, is going to say that's what furniture's for...

Current furniture shop ads on British tv these days show lots of yobs of either/all sexes doing exactly the same thing: they throw themselves onto the couches and instantly tuck their boot/shoe/trainer-shod feet up beside them. I'd never buy anything from a shop pushing that image for itself.

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3472 on: April 26, 2012, 10:59:22 AM »

few from a nice interiors project of ours...



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Initially I thought you must have lit the ceiling from the floor and then taken the floor in a separate shot, but it seems the strip-lights light the ceiling?

and what shutter/shutter speed/ISO f? did you use to get the sunlit outside correctly exposed?
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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3473 on: April 26, 2012, 11:14:10 AM »

Only problem of course, is the asshole in the last shot with his feet (and shoes) up on the furniture. Throw the mother back onto the street where he belongs. Someone, of course, is going to say that's what furniture's for...

Yup!  ;)  That piece of furniture appears to be a footstool or ottoman, and the asshole is using it as intended.   Furthermore, Id prefer that he keep his shoes on rather than remove them in a public place (airports in the U.S. notwithstanding). 
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« Reply #3474 on: April 26, 2012, 03:25:06 PM »

Yup!  ;)  That piece of furniture appears to be a footstool or ottoman, and the asshole is using it as intended.   Furthermore, Id prefer that he keep his shoes on rather than remove them in a public place (airports in the U.S. notwithstanding). 


An ottoman is a seat, sometimes a box. It isn't a footstool. Nobody in their right mind would produce an item in a fine fabric cover with the intention of having footwear placed upon it. But anyway, it happens everywhere, even in restaurants and bars where children come off the street with their parent(s) and are stood up on barstools next to the adult, never a thought given to the next adult who's going to sit on that now dirty stool...

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« Reply #3475 on: April 26, 2012, 03:27:19 PM »

I'd rather she kept her boots on...


Are you sure, Keith...?

To quote Chuck yet again: it goes to show you never can tell.

;-)

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Re: Recent Professional Works
« Reply #3476 on: April 26, 2012, 03:40:23 PM »

An ottoman is a seat, sometimes a box. It isn't a footstool.

"Definition of OTTOMAN b : an overstuffed footstool"   http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ottoman  ;)
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« Reply #3477 on: April 26, 2012, 05:14:41 PM »

Well....most Americans are utterly bewildered (and freaked out) when they encounter their first bidet, so maybe people in other countries are equally flustered by the concept of a footstool. Although I can attest that they're not uncommon in the countries I've traveled to. It's not exactly a new idea.

But seriously guys -- what did you imagine the purpose of this furniture arrangement was, if not as it's depicted here? Is this a space for 9 people to have intense face-to-face meetings, where half of them sit back at their ease while their counterparts crouch awkwardly on a low stool? That's how it's done at the pedicure station at your local nail salon.
Or were you envisioning theater-style seating in which everyone was facing the windows, enjoying the view?

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« Reply #3478 on: April 27, 2012, 04:01:36 AM »

Well....most Americans are utterly bewildered (and freaked out) when they encounter their first bidet, so maybe people in other countries are equally flustered by the concept of a footstool. Although I can attest that they're not uncommon in the countries I've traveled to. It's not exactly a new idea.

But seriously guys -- what did you imagine the purpose of this furniture arrangement was, if not as it's depicted here? Is this a space for 9 people to have intense face-to-face meetings, where half of them sit back at their ease while their counterparts crouch awkwardly on a low stool? That's how it's done at the pedicure station at your local nail salon.
Or were you envisioning theater-style seating in which everyone was facing the windows, enjoying the view?



Nothing more than part of the malaise that I've already condemned: style over substance and reality of purpose, just like the bathroom fittings.

Regarding dmerger's definition: check out the Concise Oxford and get a different definition, one that matches my own long understood one.

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« Reply #3479 on: April 27, 2012, 09:27:28 PM »

Dude.  This is a university.  Have you ever seen a college student that respected furniture?  But actually, yes, the ottomans serve as an extension of the lounge chairs.  They are for your feet and we posed her that way.

I think there was a technical question... this is late afternoon sun and the contrast ratio between interior and exterior is very tame at that time of day.  I did blend in an exposure one stop deeper for the windows to extend the range a little.

Available light.  I don't recall off hand, but it was probably F/11 ISO 50 at either 1/4 or 1/8th.

Ashley, clients either bring in their own staff to pose or carry releases and grab anyone who's willing.  Or, since it's typically their client we're working with, who are often partners in the shoot, we can frequently use employees in the photos without constraint.

Thanks for the comments!

CB

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