mjglantz

mjglantz

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Joe Cool: He should've just shot headshots as planned instead of instead of trying to force shots that he didn't have the equipment for.

The very fact that the photos provoke controversy and strong opinions is proof that they are art. Perhaps in a specific, somewhat narrow sense, or perhaps not. But they are clearly art.

When a body of work produces nothing but fawning, shallow admiration, or universal boredom, then it's probably worthless. Obviously, neither is true, here.

Personally, I find them intriguing, occasionally bordering on brilliant, but not the best specimens of this genre that I've ever seen.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2012 at 04:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Looks very nice, except it lacks a viewfinder (optical), a hotshoe (geezundheit!), and it's rather pricey! Come on Sony, you did it back in 2003/4... :o)

A viewfinder, OVF or EVF, is a matter of personal preference. I happen to prefer it. Sony chose not to do it. Lack of VF didn't stop me from buying an S-90, which is my go-to camera almost all the time. But at $650, I think I'd like to have one to motivate me to upgrade. Either that, or the IQ had better be mind-blowing (as I found it to be on the Fuji X100 - just wow), because the S-90 is already pretty darned good.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 23:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: Looks very nice, except it lacks a viewfinder (optical), a hotshoe (geezundheit!), and it's rather pricey! Come on Sony, you did it back in 2003/4... :o)

I disagree. In bright light, a viewfinder is indispensable. I don't care how bright their screen is. Yes, it would add height, but the tradeoff might be worth it. Neither argument (for or against) is definitive.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 21:01 UTC

Very, very nice. I'd have liked a viewfinder, though (understanding that would've made it a bit taller, but still).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 15:34 UTC as 22nd comment
On First Pictures by Joel Sternfeld article (35 comments in total)

It's certainly true that this material is, at its core, social commentary above all else. But documentary without visual impact would not merit much critical acclaim (bland or tasteless documentary is not in short supply). For me, the visual component of this work is its real appeal. I'm not well versed in art photography, and I appreciate the opportunity to learn more about it that this little news item provided.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 22:51 UTC as 5th comment
On First Pictures by Joel Sternfeld article (35 comments in total)

My goodness, who are these people who are commenting on this material saying it's "not art"? How odd.

Just to examine a single artistic element of the three photos presented here, consider the staggering skill and creative expression displayed in his use of lines, angles and perspective, and how he uses color to amplify the impact of these. And that's just what jumps out in a few moments of observation. Art doesn't communicate all of its secrets in the first 20 milliseconds.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 22:23 UTC as 8th comment
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