On the theory that "place" is a matter of degree, running a gradient from east of East Saint Louis to the Sistine chapel, I present for your consideration my two photos of Bandera Road where I have tried to be inclusive enough to compensate for any lack of density. Bruce
Huh!?Pardon my "density", but... say what?
I mean, the more "place" the better [as in really being somewhere], and if the concentration of important or meaningful things to see is less, I need a larger net to get enough. Bruce
Let me see if I got it: the more nothing there is, the more of it you have to include? Hoping that a multiplication of nothingness would result in... "somethingness"?
Slobodan you're a philosopher, and you're spot-on. When I read your sentence I think it could also be apply to our western culture in general. The promise land that multiplying nothingness will bring us something-ness.(Ok, I'm aware that where you come from (eastern Europe), the promise land was resting somethingness to multiply nothingness. Just the other side of the same coin). Cheers.
Yes and Yep, though I hope to do more than just multiply it. The badlands of mass culture are both bad and culture. [You couldn't farm in some of the places you photograph, but you still make them look like something.] I want the photos to question the scene's significance, but also to show it, though as a result they may end up doing neither. Because it's there..., and sometimes it looks fantastic? Bruce
#1 is the best photo of a utility pole I've seen in some time.
Either you are all (OP included) pulling my leg, or I am a complete ignorant; but I swear I do not get what is up here...
Bruce,Very sorry to say this.. I do not get the feeling that either photo have soul.If I had to compose a Blues song from it, it will have to be a silent one.Please give as a creation with purpose - as the title hints at.I have a feeling you can do that.. please prove me right.Good luck.-- Will Silent
Very sorry to say this.. I do not get the feeling that either photo have soul.
IMOP some humor is necessary in depicting these dissonant realities, so in that sense I am pulling your leg, though I am quite serious as well. My skill level is lower than yours, but I am not trying for the grand harmonies I see in your linked photos, though it is great for your subjects. Bruce