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Ivo_B

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Contemporary Photography
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:08:26 PM »

Let's try to have a series of contemporary pictures in a row.

Here is my first:

Lier by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr


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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2018, 01:17:36 PM »

Let's try to have a series of contemporary pictures in a row.

Will you define? Will you curate?
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Ivo_B

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2018, 01:24:19 PM »

Will you define? Will you curate?

AB-SO-LU-TE-LY not.
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2018, 01:29:28 PM »

I will chip in. I can totally get why the New Topgraphic movement occurred which I  take this to be a fine example of. My concern with it is it became as formulaic as a lot of the stuff it was kicking against.

I can not deny that it did make me think a bit differently about my own work and for that Iím grateful.

I think you are quite brave to post it here
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Ivo_B

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 01:49:29 PM »



I can not deny that it did make me think a bit differently about my own work and for that Iím grateful.


Exactly what it did with me. Few years ago I was in Art academy and helpless lost in the clew of my photographic contraptions. The lector asked my to trow away everything I had produced so far. After being sick for a few days, only thinking of it, I decided to do what he said.
I deleted a massive number of pictures and photoshop attempts, only kept the pictures of my kids and family. He suggested to restart from ground, and I did. The best thing I ever did (talking about photography...) A totally new world opened.....
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 01:49:54 PM »

Here's one.

Edit: plus another take on the same pic (11 June 2018).

-Dave-
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 12:08:58 AM by Telecaster »
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Rob C

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 01:59:36 PM »

I will chip in. I can totally get why the New Topgraphic movement occurred which I  take this to be a fine example of. My concern with it is it became as formulaic as a lot of the stuff it was kicking against.

I can not deny that it did make me think a bit differently about my own work and for that Iím grateful.

I think you are quite brave to post it here

Brave to suggest such a theme. It could be argued that everything new, as in made this week, month or year is contemporary which, of itself, gets us nowhere.

Unfortunately, it opens the lid to that naughty Pandora's prized possession: her box (no puns etc. and if you buy that you'll buy anything) of definitions which, as you know, can get you killed.

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »

My suggestion is to post photos in this thread with a bare minimum of text. Save the defining/theorizing for elsewhere.

-Dave-
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Ivo_B

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 02:14:37 PM »

Good idea, Dave.

Walking by Ivo Bogaerts, on Flickr
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 02:56:55 PM »

VERY good idea.

((Some years ago, a museum in Berlin, called "old" museum (Altes Museum) set up a big neon sign on top of the roof that was: "All art has been contemporary". I found that quite good.))

A more recent picture.  I'd probably rather call it "privacy".

funfair by Stefan Berndt, auf Flickr
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 03:09:36 PM »

Your museum was right: they agree with my supposition as stated a couple of posts ago. Not all museums get everything wrong.

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2018, 03:13:31 PM »


"All art has been contemporary". I found that quite good.))


Yep. :-)
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 03:18:10 PM »

Great. But my question is: why is this on Street Showcase instead of on Landscape Showcase where it belongs?

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 03:26:59 PM »

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 04:09:12 PM »

Great. But my question is: why is this on Street Showcase instead of on Landscape Showcase where it belongs?

Because he wanted you to see it, and you're not playing in the Street sandbox anymore?
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 04:28:46 PM »

I'm not posting photographs in it. And what I see here is closer to landscape than to street.

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2018, 07:41:19 PM »

I'm not posting photographs in it. And what I see here is closer to landscape than to street.

I know, I'm just being annoying whilst making a small point.  And, I agree.
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Phil Brown

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2018, 07:47:39 PM »

It's okay, Phil. I do that often.

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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2018, 10:12:24 PM »

It's okay, Phil. I do that often.

Those here who don't are few in numbers, whether they know it or not :-)
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Re: Contemporary Photography
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2018, 04:52:48 AM »

Here's one.

-Dave-

Could be a Hopper scene. I like it.
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