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Isaac

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The World Atlas of Street Photography
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:24:09 pm »

Newly published and so far a great read. The definition of street is widely ranging…

Stamper, go to Amazon and check my review of this book. You're right, according to these guys a picture of a street is street photography.

So I went to Amazon and looked at Russ's review.

That "review" didn't tell me much at all about The World Atlas of Street Photography. That "review" made no specific reference to anything written or shown in the book. That "review" is all about Russ: what Russ thinks street photography is, and what Russ thinks street photography is not.


Please stamper tell us what you are learning from The World Atlas of Street Photography.

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2014, 09:44:16 pm »

Have you actually seen the book, Isaac, or are you just shooting off your mouth?
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2014, 09:58:51 pm »

......are you just shooting off your mouth?

Will the sun come up tomorrow?
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2014, 03:34:09 am »

Have you actually seen the book, Isaac, or are you just shooting off your mouth?

Isaac you have started a thread. A few months ago you started a thread about downloading Nikon's raw converter and asked for opinions on it's merits despite the fact you didn't download it yourself. :-[

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2014, 05:48:53 pm »

Why don't YOU tell us more, Isaac. Since you're onto this I have to assume you have the book in hand and can discuss what's there. Tell us what you think about it.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2014, 03:19:02 am »

Couldn't agree more. :)

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2014, 03:40:58 am »

I haven't finished reading it yet. However there is merit in what Russ has stated. The book is wide ranging in it's choice of images.

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2014, 08:20:27 am »

Unfortunately your "review" is merely a long winded way of saying -- It ain't what I call Street Photography. . .

No kidding. And without looking at the book you can tell whether or not what I said relates to the book and whether or not what I said makes sense? You can do that how?

Better see if you can find a way to reduce the rattle in your head before you pontificate on subjects of which you have no knowledge.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2014, 12:39:53 pm »

I said -- That "review" made no specific reference to anything written or shown in the book.

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A picture of a street is not street photography. A picture of someone on a street is not street photography. A picture of a building is not street photography. A picture of a group of buildings with a street included is not a street photograph. An informal portrait is not street photography. In most instances a picture of a hobo sleeping on a street is not street photography. In general, posed photographs are not street photography.

None there, just ranting.

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To understand what street photography actually is you need to go back to the people who originated it and defined it: Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, … and others of that era. If you look at the work of these originators …

None there, just what you think street photography is.

That "review" is all about you: what you think street photography is, and what you think street photography is not.

A book review would at least tell us what the book says street photography is and is not, and tell us about the photography shown in the book.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2014, 12:44:35 pm »

Rattle, rattle, rattle. Give it up, Isaac.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2014, 12:51:51 pm »

I read Russ' comments as being a brief informed critique of the book's failure to actualy do what it claimed to do, supported with some reasonable argument to account for his critique, and some suggestions for further reference. Each to their own I suppose.

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2014, 12:56:49 pm »

I feel sorry for you, Isaac.  :'(
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2014, 01:58:02 pm »

Once again, you have nothing sensible to say, so you insult.
I have found this often to be the case with him. I'm not sure why that is.  I looked over his website and he is clearly a fine photographer, but I found nothing there that qualifies him to pontificate on street photography.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2014, 03:45:38 am »

It would be interesting to see the web site. I don't see a link in his profile. I think he prefers to be a sniper....rather than a shooter?

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2014, 08:13:36 am »

I have found this often to be the case with him. I'm not sure why that is.  I looked over his website and he is clearly a fine photographer, but I found nothing there that qualifies him to pontificate on street photography.

Hi Rip, And your knowledge of street photography comes from. . . where? It doesn't seem to be visible in your website. How about a link to one of your street photographs?
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2014, 11:07:54 am »

Hi Rip, And your knowledge of street photography comes from. . . where? It doesn't seem to be visible in your website. How about a link to one of your street photographs?
Gladly.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2014, 11:37:15 am »

Okay. That's it?
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2014, 11:38:11 am »

It would be interesting to see the web site. I don't see a link in his profile. I think he prefers to be a sniper....rather than a shooter?

The reference was to Russ, not Isaac.

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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2014, 12:18:23 pm »

Okay. That's it?
No, Russ, I have literally thousands, but I'm not going to get sucked into your little game.
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Re: The World Atlas of Street Photography
« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2014, 12:31:06 pm »

In other words, Rip, you're like Isaac: you don't really have the background to get into this subject. I have at least part of my own background on display with an annotated bibliography, two web sites, and two articles on the subject. Anybody can claim to "have literally thousands." Claiming it doesn't make it so.
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