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Gulag

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #60 on: March 13, 2013, 12:58:28 PM »

Worldview, personal vision of the world... Same difference.

My question remains: how can you photograph a "personal vision of the world" if you exclude practically all worldly objects?

What's left? Hallucinogenic state of mind? Still have no cameras to capture that. Pure abstracts? Sure. But how many "white squares on white canvas" can you photograph and still express yourself? And who's to say that my personal vision of the world shouldn't include, say, a sunset?

The world consists of more than what is on the list, plus four more items that I added.  Your worldview is your worldview, and there is no right or wrong worldview. If your worldview is that sunset, so be it. After all, most use camera as a documentation medium.
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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #61 on: March 13, 2013, 01:19:23 PM »

I refuse to photograph people candidly eating or drinking. It's hard enough to get a photo of someone talking without the distortion of their face/mouth. Once they fill their trap with food, it's much worse.
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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #62 on: March 13, 2013, 02:03:04 PM »

The world consists of more than what is on the list, plus four more items that I added...

Judging by the list so far, hardly.

Throwing down the gauntlet again: come up with the list of permitted subjects.

As for sunsets, Monet painted them, among others.

My bottom line: there are no cliché subjects, only cliché interpretations*, thus the list is utterly ridiculous.

* And even those can be quite lovely, within their intended purpose (which probably would not encompass the cutting-edge, esoteric, modern fine art anyway)

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #63 on: March 14, 2013, 07:16:40 AM »

Okay, think of it like this: you've seen it once, would you then refuse to look again?

http://youtu.be/rE5P79m7pzI

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #64 on: March 14, 2013, 08:09:00 AM »

It doesn't get any worse than that.

Rob C

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« Reply #65 on: March 14, 2013, 10:04:38 AM »

It doesn't get any worse than that.




That's evasion.

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2013, 11:04:23 AM »

Exactly, Rob. I "evaded" it as soon as I could get my hand on the mouse.

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #67 on: March 14, 2013, 04:00:18 PM »

Okay, think of it like this: you've seen it once, would you then refuse to look again?

http://youtu.be/rE5P79m7pzI

Rob C

Goodness gracious, I used to have so much contact with Tina and then it occurred to me that it was about 30 years ago.  First through her commissioning me to photograph her and subsequently through her wigmaker who was a neighbour.  You've brought back a flood of memories Rob.  Thanks.

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #68 on: March 14, 2013, 05:16:21 PM »

Goodness gracious, I used to have so much contact with Tina and then it occurred to me that it was about 30 years ago.  First through her commissioning me to photograph her and subsequently through her wigmaker who was a neighbour.  You've brought back a flood of memories Rob.  Thanks.

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De nada, hombre, glad to be of use!

She has still got pretty good pins - they were even better in some concerts with Jagger and Stewart. She just knows how to use her legs to music. You look at fashion girls walk and you have to laugh; I watch Tina and I realise, every damned time, that I'm just sitting there quietly with a huge grin on my face. She seemed to blossom from the minute she was away from her ex., the late Ike.

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Re: My "do not shoot" list
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2013, 10:26:15 PM »

I do mostly street photography and I try to avoid identifiable people (for legal reasons) and any animals, as I just don't care for that type of photography.

Regarding the below quote, you may be interested in something Man Ray developed called Photolithography which would accomplish the look your seem to be describing.
Worldview, personal vision of the world... Same difference.

My question remains: how can you photograph a "personal vision of the world" if you exclude practically all worldly objects?

What's left? Hallucinogenic state of mind? Still have no cameras to capture that. Pure abstracts? Sure. But how many "white squares on white canvas" can you photograph and still express yourself? And who's to say that my personal vision of the world shouldn't include, say, a sunset?
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