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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2013, 04:02:28 PM »

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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2013, 07:54:40 PM »

FTFY ;-)

Was it really necessary, Isaac? Getting so directly personal and offending?

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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #42 on: November 12, 2013, 11:47:48 AM »

FTFY ;-)


"... [I don't care] a stuff about message; there's nothing left in [my] life worth saying. Like [my] photography, [my] best has long been done."


Nifty editing Isaac, and if only it were just particularly true.

Sadly, I was not thinking much about myself, but of the wider picture (to keep it in easy context for you).

Personally, yes, repetition is ever with one - it's because none of us has unlimited imagination despite the false promise that one does. And on the broader issue of the rest of the snapping world, show me anyone, pro or am, who's currently doing something valuable and original; that is, is not simply working a derivative of the past efforts of others. Remember the giants on whose shoulders etc. etc.

Those giants came and left - many, many years ago, Isaac. They coloured all of us. That's one of the reasons I'm so vociferous in trying to dissuade neophytes from taking up sponsors and gurus; the damage will come along soon enough, all by itself.

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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2013, 12:16:29 PM »

Was it really necessary, Isaac? Getting so directly personal and offending?

Is it really necessary to post anything to this discussion forum?

Wasn't Rob C's comment already directly personal?

(Are we done with the rhetorical questions now?)

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All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts, ...


Sadly, I was not thinking much about myself, but ...

And yet your thoughts, just like anyone else's, are coloured by where you are in life.
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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2013, 12:17:32 PM »

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That's one of the reasons I'm so vociferous in trying to dissuade neophytes from taking up sponsors and gurus; the damage will come along soon enough, all by itself.
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Rob Brian Campbell !
You have said it so well earlier ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVygqjyS4CA
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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2013, 12:35:00 PM »

Is it really necessary to post anything to this discussion forum?

Wasn't Rob C's comment already directly personal?

(Are we done with the rhetorical questions now?)

These were not rhetorical questions I asked. Nor it was about being personal. It was about being personal AND OFFENSIVE. So here is the same question I already asked above, this time in a direct, personal and definitely non-rhetorical form so that you can understand better what I was driving at:

"Why do you have to be such an asshole and directly offend a perfect gentleman?"

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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2013, 01:03:25 PM »

Well.... We can't all be Sebastio Salgado but thank heavens Mr.  Salgado wasn't too ashamed to point his cameras at people of lesser means and far more brutal conditions that  his own.

We are certainly tired of photographs from "safari" and then along comes Nick Brandt....

And thank God that Winogrand and Friedlander did not abandon their work after viewing "The Americans"....
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Re: A Nice Little Rant: White-Guy Photography
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2013, 03:56:46 PM »

Well.... We can't all be Sebastio Salgado but thank heavens Mr.  Salgado wasn't too ashamed to point his cameras at people of lesser means and far more brutal conditions that  his own.

We are certainly tired of photographs from "safari" and then along comes Nick Brandt....

And thank God that Winogrand and Friedlander did not abandon their work after viewing "The Americans"....



With respect, what about the Europeans who stayed behind in Europe?

If paparazzi have any value, then it has to be embodied in il signor Paparazzo himself, played in iconic manner by Walter Santesso in La Dolce Vita.

Of course, it's all personal, but apart from in the case of 'star' snapping, where's the point in doing it? Is it the pleasure of annoying people you don't know? Is it just cheaper than other human hunting?

Truly a mystery.

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Rob C
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