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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2016, 04:19:50 pm »

Rob,

So much for being off your radar.

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...thanks for the vote of confidence.

My confidence in your ability is irrelevant - people talk the talk all the time, but when the chips are down...money talks, and the tenderer with the cheapest price is awarded the contract. Not every time, but more often than not.
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2016, 05:20:12 pm »

Where the fuck is Rob A when you need him?

Rob A, aka Mk 1, is currently relaxing in his retirement in the sunshine. He was upset that Mk 2 turned out to be defective, and so gave authorization for the creation of Rob C, aka Mk 3. (It was never intended for Mk 2 to be released into the public domain - it was just an experiment.)

The Mk 2 battery still has a few units of charge left, but it's running fairly flat and low, which is an encouraging sign...

It won't be missed when it's gone.

Do you think it's possible that Mk 2 and Son of Hal are one and the same? The signals are very similar.

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Rob C (MK 3)
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2016, 01:14:36 pm »

Rob,

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Rob A, aka Mk 1, is currently relaxing in his retirement in the sunshine. He was upset that Mk 2 turned out to be defective, and so gave authorization for the creation of Rob C, aka Mk 3. (It was never intended for Mk 2 to be released into the public domain - it was just an experiment.)

The Mk 2 battery still has a few units of charge left, but it's running fairly flat and low, which is an encouraging sign...

It won't be missed when it's gone.

Do you think it's possible that Mk 2 and Son of Hal are one and the same? The signals are very similar.

;-)

Rob C (MK 3)

(sigh). There you go again.

You and your puerile name-calling. First it was "Son of Hal" with Isaac, and now "Mk 2" with me -- the former added by post-edit through sheer spite.

Grow up. After all, you're only a 70+ year old man acting like a spoiled brat throwing its toys out of the pram.

Your name-calling and other, like-minded antics scattered across LuLa forums, is water off a duck's back to me. Each and every time you engage in them you serve only to demean yourself still further. Don't believe me? Then consider the words of the only person whose opinion matters to you -- you:

If you don't like an expressed view, say why and offer a good reason to support your alternative opinion. But don't get personal because in the end, the only person you discedit is yourself.

How sad.
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2016, 02:54:06 pm »

Wow! And you're telling someone else to grow up???
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2016, 03:15:29 pm »

Wow! And you're telling someone else to grow up???

Isn't he cute?

;-)

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2016, 03:51:49 pm »

https://oscarenfotos.com/2013/05/09/galeria-william-klein/

Scroll to the bottom for two videos.

Rob

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2016, 04:43:22 pm »

Scroll to the bottom for two videos.
Rats, the second (longer) film isn't available for viewing in Germany.  I'll have to wait until I travel to Italy, France, Poland or the UK to watch it.

I really enjoyed the first film.  Thanks for the link, Rob!
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2016, 07:31:27 pm »

https://oscarenfotos.com/2013/05/09/galeria-william-klein/

Scroll to the bottom for two videos.

Rob

Rob,
Once again thanks a bunch...It made my day,as always.

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #68 on: May 10, 2016, 03:42:36 am »

My pleasure, guys; its always nice to be able to highlight some of the giants upon whose shoulders etc.etc.!

Looking back on when I first got into the Internet - a laptop came out of nowhere as a gift from my daughter - I have become so aware of how difficult it used to be to source any of the work of people whose name I knew but whose work was only occasionally visible in magazines I'd stumble across. God, there's so much out there...

Rob

P.S.

Maybe this link might work instead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnN9LMvjM7Y
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2016, 03:12:09 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh-zGgRMOXk

The sound's better off (IMO!); the last portrait, of Sarah, is by David Bailey.

Some others are so far beyond the rest of us that they just can't stay for very long...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZin0SPr-Y

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2016, 03:29:56 pm »


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh-zGgRMOXk

The sound's better off (IMO!); the last portrait, of Sarah, is by David Bailey.

Some others are so far beyond the rest of us that they just can't stay for very long...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZin0SPr-Y

Rob C

Wonderful!!!  And I enjoyed the music too.

Sadly, that second link (in your previous post) didn't work either - THEY have total control.
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #71 on: May 11, 2016, 04:04:12 am »

Hi Mike,

Yeah, Big Bro' sure has a long reach!

Looking at the Francesca Woodman videos again last night made me think: she took herself out, but I womder what came first, the obsessive photography of self in such tight, limited situations leading to frustration and eventual self-cancellation from the question: where in hell to take this theme next - or whether it was a pre-existing state that, in fact, led to those photographs in the first place, rather than the other way around. I gather she wanted to get into fashion photography in NY but couldn't get very far, so might that situation have been the pressure that led to its own photographic depiction of isolation? I can't seem to discover any actual fashion work from her, or at least, I can't remember any - if she didn't actually shoot any for her book, then how in blazes could she expect to get such work?

Tortured minds... art is so full of them.

Rob

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #72 on: May 11, 2016, 10:10:55 am »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh-zGgRMOXk

The sound's better off (IMO!); the last portrait, of Sarah, is by David Bailey.

Some others are so far beyond the rest of us that they just can't stay for very long...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmZin0SPr-Y

Rob C

Thanks, Rob. Weird and beautiful stuff.
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #73 on: May 11, 2016, 02:38:52 pm »

Thanks, Rob. Weird and beautiful stuff.

Indeed; it's even more so when one has read a little bit - discovered a bit, is possibly closer to it; it's not unlike drawing teeth! - about her genesis.

I had noticed quite a few years ago that photographers are sometimes given to ending it all on their own terms. It's hard to know if this stems from frustration, from a sense of isolation or even of being totally misunderstood. Can it be broken dreams? It happens even to stars of many years - is going cold the unacceptable cause? Why would Arbus do it? I think she'd already achieved 'fame' well before she did that; could it even be the fame that spurs the decision to get the hell away from it all? Do some believe that they have lost control and no longer have the rght to choose what they do? I may well be mistaken, but I don't think this is often drug-related, as it seems to be for models and musicians.

Whatever the reality, I can't help wishing they had looked for help outwith themselves. It's so damned easy to think everything begins and ends within one's own head. Perhaps it does, in one sense, but the ripples are far wider and deserve consideration.

We shall probably never know.

Rob
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2016, 04:46:17 am »

An OCD genius was W. Eugene Smith. A great legacy and inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #75 on: May 12, 2016, 05:21:05 am »

An OCD genius was W. Eugene Smith. A great legacy and inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

Oldie Goldies!

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #76 on: May 15, 2016, 01:33:44 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CleRW-xXsJI

Rob

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The second Lewis Hine shot - little girl - has the genesis of the "Afghan" one writ large...
Look into her little face.
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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #77 on: May 16, 2016, 02:24:29 pm »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek4nM56-aHI

Great if you speak Italian, interesting war images even if you don't.

Rob

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2016, 03:46:21 pm »

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Re: Best of the Bunch
« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2016, 04:03:57 pm »

Truly was a delightful film.  Thanks for the link, Rob.
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