even if they were not famous there are definitely five keepers in there from a compositional point of view.
AndreyT: At first one wonders what was the point of reposting these images again, after we have seen them hundreds of times already (they were making rounds around the Net for a few years now). But then one notices that there's an obvious political bias in the selection of these images: out of all those well-known Lego photo recreation pictures only the ones were cherry picked that fit certain propaganda-censorship agenda. And then a few "neutral" pictures were added to masquerade the original intent. Apparently someone at "dpreview staff" saw this veiled trolling opportunity and took it.
look forward to your Lego video of the Rodney King beating...
$899 is £556, £667 with 20% VAT not £850, welcome to Rip Off Britain.
love my mini, awaiting news of a retina display iMac, surely soon now.
marike6: The best show in TV since The Sopranos and a good read but to say that "film was never sharp" totally discounts something like a 4x5 contact print or a drum scanned Velvia slide. And sharpness is but only one aspect of IQ: DR, smoothness of gradations, color fidelity, grain are all equally important.
The Wire came out after the Sopranos.
nothing remarkable here, we have way better documentary photographs in the National Archives where I work.
The music stood out for me more than anything, got me interested in Baroque music as a youngster.
wkay: I'd really like to know how you get your bugs to sit still for 10 minutes while you setup the tripod in their faces, compose, and take 11 shots..
your best bet is to get up early and look for insects that have not warmed up yet, if there is a dew so much the better, they are very unlikely to move whilst still cold. Up to about an hour after sunrise is best.
Short interview with the photographer on YouTube, love that southern drawl:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlEDqDwU98kEggleston himself doesn't have much time to talk about the photo in this short interview but says he knew a lower angle would make it more interesting.To my mind these photos belong in a handsome coffee table book. However if folk want to pay huge sums to hang the images on their wall it's their money. I'd rather have Rhein II on my wall.
HL48: I can't afford these prints. But how much is the tricycle?
genuine 1960s tricycle, expect to pay $100-$200
Wallace Ross: For those people that think this looks like just an Instagram snapshot. You've got it halfway right but backwards. Millions of people are taking pictures unknowingly trying to duplicate Egglestons work. Have a look at Egglestons "girl in the grass" and tell me there aren't thousands of hipsters that have taken a similar picture thinking they were the first.
Seems to me like a perfectly natural image to take without reference to any previous efforts. Eggleston himself could be 'accused' of borrowing the idea from a Pre Raphaelite painting such as Waterhouse's Ophelia.
StephaneB: Hilarious to see comments here from people who obviously have no idea of what Eggleston brought to photography.
Seeing just a picture of a tricycle here is like saying the Grand Canyon is just another valley. And a bad one at that, there isn't even a bridge.
What is hilarious is that some folk buy into the snapshot aesthetic to the extent they elevate it to high art, it's not without merit but not as deep as they would have you believe.
'Beauty in the commonplace.....everyday object made iconic.......desolation behind the facade of American suburbia..........everyday object from a new perspective...'I could add some interpretations of my own but at the end of the day I know damn well if Joe Bloggs or myself exhibited this image no one would give it a second glance.
work commitments or maybe she doesn't want the attention, anyway surely they can send her the memory card. Great service from Taiwan airlines.
I could see a few soldiers buying one to slip in their pocket, rugged and dust proof is all that matters.
top notch photo and a happy image from the third world wins for a change.
VidJa: Excellent article Carsten,
being bound to my home town without serious transport (I don't even own a car these days) I've taken up the challenge to take a lot of photos 'half an hour from home'.Fortunately the hills are about 25 minutes by bike so that's where some of my favourite shots are taken.
This first one was taken with a 3MP coolpix early 2005http://www.vidja.nl/photo/6/600.jpg
I returned later with my D50, which I still enjoy (no money to buy a new cam)http://www.vidja.nl/photo/15/600.jpghttp://www.vidja.nl/photo/16/600.jpghttp://www.vidja.nl/photo/17/600.jpg
A year later I took this onehttp://www.vidja.nl/photo/126/600.jpg
with a small variationhttp://www.vidja.nl/photo/127/600.jpg
I plan to return to the spot in a few weeks when work allows.
Thus, I fully support Carsten. To all those people saying that there is nothing to photograph in their neighborhood I would say, walk around with an open mind and wonder why you have been 'blind' all those years.
lovely images, not the most obviously promising area so light is everything.
racketman: Most of these images are similar to those winning shots from any decade of the last 50 years. Nothing yells 21st century, no celebration of amazing technological achievements for example.
you're the idiot, technology doesn't make itself. Synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, new powers systems are the product of great minds and worthy of attention. Advances in disease prevention are more interesting than a bunch of bigots blowing each other up.
Most of these images are similar to those winning shots from any decade of the last 50 years. Nothing yells 21st century, no celebration of amazing technological achievements for example.
Good thing about Flickr is that many firms browse it for images and I have sold more than enough to justify using it as a keen amateur.