"John Navas" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 07:31:18 -0700 (PDT), in
> <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Val
> Hallah <email@example.com> wrote:
> Amazing images, but a bit garish for my taste, more science than art.
I am trying to craft my comment, artfully.
Science is certainly on of the uses of photography. While there may very
well be art in a science shot, the lack of art does not make it an
I think the shots were excellent if considered as an accurate representation
of the birds involved.
"Floyd L. Davidson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Peter" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>"John Navas" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>> On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 07:31:18 -0700 (PDT), in
>>> <email@example.com>, Val
>>> Hallah <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Amazing images, but a bit garish for my taste, more science than art.
>>I am trying to craft my comment, artfully.
>>Science is certainly on of the uses of photography. While there may very
>>well be art in a science shot, the lack of art does not make it an
>>I think the shots were excellent if considered as an accurate
>>of the birds involved.
Perhaps it's my hangup. I like to see some blurring to indicate motion.
> I was talking with a young lady a few days ago about
> photography and art, and when I suggested to her that
> the concept (which she very clearly understood) of an
> image as a medium to communicate a message to a viewer
> was something many photographers did not understand, and
> that I was pleased to see that she did understand it...
> She responded by sayng, "But I'm not a photographer! I'm
> an artist who uses photography."
Sounds like the typical comments of some of the fine art photographers I
know. INterestingly, females and gay photographers have made similar
statements. The straight photo artists I consider themselves to be
artist-photographers, as opposed to artists who use photography as a medium.
I wonder if its simply a different way each views themselves. Indeed several
very successful fashion photographer friends of mine, who are definitely
straight, simply consider themselves as good photographers, not artists.
Yet, I consider them to be excellent artists.
The above is said simply as my observation. It is not intended to disparage.
Perhaps the observations of others differ.
> One of her most recent shows, which is now on tour, was
> 15 images of herself, all distinctly different, all with
> a white background, and very similar in many ways to the
> bird images cited above. (Incidentally, the 15 images
> were very carefully planned, and shot using 4x5 sheet
> For a very different view (my art, as opposed to her's) of
> just who she is,
> I would suggest that anyone who does not see art in the
> bird pictures of Andrew-Zuckermans is not an artist, but
> just a photographer. His work is not "standard"
> photography, but is art at a level well beyond what most
> photography represents.
> (The "young lady", Erica Lord, teaches Art at the
> University of Alaska Fairbank, has a Masters degree in
> Art from Chicago's School of Art Institute, and has
> exhibited her work at the Smithsonian's National Museum
> of the American Indian.)
Fascinating that she views herself so completely different from the way you
have portrayed her.
But then, I am not a psychologist.
On Thu, 8 Jul 2010 22:19:03 -0400, "Peter"
>Perhaps it's my hangup. I like to see some blurring to indicate motion.
Oh, man, have I taken some photos that you would *love*. I can get a
blurry photo of a dead log. In my Maxwell Smart voice: Would you
believe a falling log?
Tony Cooper - Orlando, Florida
Floyd L. Davidson wrote:
> John Navas <email@example.com> wrote:
<< Snipped bits out >>
> If art is in the eye of the beholder, and *you* don't
> see any art, then *you* are the one lacking (your are
> the beholder) art.
Why don't you spit the hook out and get on to something better??
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, John Navas
> If you don't want to get treated like a pompous and rude ass,
> then don't act like one.
take your own advice.
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