Posts tagged “art photography

Local Art (Two Photographs)

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There has always been a rich array of public art where I live, these were taken pre-pandemic. Since the pandemic the growth has been exponential to the degree that many of the latest murals are reported in the local paper, giving due credit to the artists involved.


Dali-esque (Two Photographs)

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I mentioned earlier my criteria for the legitimacy of taking photos of the works of other artists (signed or unsigned). Here I took a piece of the whole that reminded me of Dali’s work. Photographers can learn a lot from other art forms and mimic the light, general ideas, and moods. It’s almost a must in one’s photographic education. 


It is it legitimate? (Two Photographs)

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Is it legitimate to photograph the work of others and take credit for the resulting photograph? This question applies here and to another set of photos later this week. In my view, if the approach taken in the photograph is distinctive then the taking of photographs of graffiti and outdoor art is legitimate.  Equally true if more than one artist has been involved in the final product. Finally, if there is context or only a portion of the art is visible, I believe the photographer has the right to call the work his own.


Nobody Does Abstract… (Three Photographs)

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I’ve said it before, and fairly recently, that nothing beats nature’s ability for the abstract. Many painters have tried, many famous, but it never looks quite so real or imposing as when it’s natural. There is great debate over whether photography is an art or not. I have always thought the answer was straightforward – great photographs are great art; bad photographs….just as it is with drawings, painting and sculpture.


Modern Art or Nature?

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There is a body of modern art that escapes my ability to make sense of. Moreover when it comes to the kind of randomness Jackson Pollack was famous for, my view is that nature does it better.


Mural (Two Photographs)

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I pass this mural often but only infrequently is it not obscured by cars. I like it because it’s hard to tell what is part of the mural or not. Composing a photograph that takes advantage of the mural but has context makes it your own take on what you see.


Office Abstract (Two Photographs)

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I saw this window and the reflections in the marble and wanted to do something with the scene. It was only as I was leaving did I realize it was the anti-room to an office (how intimidating that must be for visitors). With film there was always grain, these days we remove noise and add grain if we wish. I think noisy photos, mimicking grain, are sometimes just fine.


Wall Art (Two Photographs)

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These are two photographs I could not resist putting up. While I am doing a lot more black and white photography, colour has its allure. Both of these were taken in Montreal; the one of the food truck during the set up for a street fair.