Started by Hulyss, January 11, 2019, 06:38:42 pm
Quote from: amolitor on January 12, 2019, 01:49:06 pmI am unable to make any sense of the pictures in the article on the front page, which are, I guess, just a random smattering of Mark's work.If you go to his web site, you will the same pictures in context, where they make much more sense. There's a lot of artsy MFA-student style stuff going on here, Mark is hitting a lot of the art-school tropes, what one might uncharitably call "a bunch of junky snapshots" intended not to be looked at one by one, but in a sequence. I would not say that he is doing a stellar job of it. Better than many an MFA candidate, but not particularly great to my eye.There is sequencing, which really really helps, but to be honest the sequencing seems to be the simple-minded graphical "here's the same form again, only made out of different things" sequencing, rather than any meaningful attempt to express something deeper. There does not seem to be any sense of rhythm or progression to his sequences.That said, you have to start someplace, and I certainly won't say that my sequences are any better.In short: If you are interested in giving Mark a fair shake, go to his web site and look at the completed projects under "works". You might not change your opinion, but you'll at least be seeing the work in something of the way he actually intends.
Quote from: David Mantripp on January 12, 2019, 05:42:47 pmOh for heaven's sake, yet another cookie cutter SERIOUS ARTIST web site with bland stereotype design, po-faced typography, white background of course, and cack-handed navigation. And of course an "info" page which is just an endless list of credits.The photography is neither here nor there when the presentation is so lazy and uncreative.Well, that's my opinion FWLIW.
Quote from: amolitor on January 12, 2019, 11:29:58 pmI do not think David off any meds. He and I have just seen an enormous number of web sites that are in all ways essentially indistinguishable from Mr. Somerfeld's, and David is feeling slightly less charitable today than I.My own modest efforts in this direction may be found in my eBook: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k41qPhaeeDYrsS6GAjUmnSfARrQdLV2u/view?usp=drivesdk
Quote from: amolitor on January 13, 2019, 12:29:27 amThere actually is a fairly substantial critical backlash against the "white cube" model of displaying art.
Quote from: amolitor on January 12, 2019, 06:14:00 pmI would be interested, David, in your take on the pictures labelled "Portra" and "Tri-X" specifically. None of them strike me particularly as having the tonal and chromatic characteristics I associate with those emulsions, but then, I have never used a hybrid workflow as Mark does.Any thoughts?
Quote from: James Clark on January 13, 2019, 12:35:18 amDo you think David's rant was a thoughtful or meaningful criticism of a "standard" qway of displaying work on the medium in question?
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