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The Art of Photography => Street Showcase => Topic started by: stamper on May 15, 2018, 10:18:32 AM

Title: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: stamper on May 15, 2018, 10:18:32 AM
Does anyone think that wall art / graffiti qualifies as Street?
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: KLaban on May 15, 2018, 11:00:56 AM
Hmm...I need to sit and think about that for a while.

(http://www.keithlaban.co.uk/Essaouira2017.jpg)

;-)
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: stamper on May 15, 2018, 11:06:21 AM
Nice one
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: RSL on May 15, 2018, 11:38:37 AM
Sure it qualifies as "street," even though it doesn't qualify as "street photography." It's another example of why we need a better word for images that grab human existence and give it a shake.
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Rob C on May 16, 2018, 03:39:47 PM
Does anyone think that wall art / graffiti qualifies as Street?


My recently published, handy little guide to street photography terminology will tell anyone concerned right away that the image belongs in the Street Art category.

:-)
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Rob C on May 16, 2018, 03:44:20 PM
Thanks for reminding me of my ventures with the 'phone, Keith!

Suddenly, rather than of Lolita, it reminds me of Sally Mann's kid.
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: RSL on May 16, 2018, 03:45:34 PM
Good phoning, Rob.
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Rob C on May 16, 2018, 03:48:23 PM
Good phoning, Rob.

A trunk call?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Ivo_B on May 16, 2018, 05:00:27 PM
Sure it qualifies as "street," even though it doesn't qualify as "street photography." It's another example of why we need a better word for images that grab human existence and give it a shake.

I call it urban photography.

Personally I find pictures of graffiti only a reproduction of somebody's else art.
I hope nobody coms with the idea to post pictures of living statues in the streets of NY or Barcelona.....

 8) 8) 8) :o
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Rob C on May 16, 2018, 05:08:45 PM
I call it urban photography.

Personally I find pictures of graffiti only a reproduction of somebody's else art.
I hope nobody coms with the idea to post pictures of living statues in the streets of NY or Barcelona.....

 8) 8) 8) :o

To a large degree, you are right. However, there's more than a subtle difference between making a copy of an existing piece of art and using it to make something else out of it and the peculiarities of its position or whatever else strikes the photographer as remarkable.

Living statues are part of the life on the street; as such, perhaps it's fair to consider them valid targets or, if you prefer, subjects... However, maybe they might think of themselves as models if you try to snap them, encouraging the demand for a little modelling fee.

:-)
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on May 18, 2018, 07:47:58 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: stamper on May 20, 2018, 04:35:28 AM
Glasgow, Scotland
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: stamper on May 20, 2018, 04:47:34 AM
Smiler
Title: Re: Wall art / graffiti
Post by: Rob C on May 20, 2018, 08:07:41 AM
Now there an object lesson, stamper: as of now, the top pic has 13 viewers to the 3 of the second, proving yet again, were proof necessary, of the amazing drawing power of boobs, even as mere representations thereof.

:-)

Rob