skiphunt13

skiphunt13

Lives in United States Austin, United States
Works as a Designer +
Joined on Sep 17, 2003

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skiphunt13: So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

I might go a few thousand or possibly ten's of thousands for some original Kertesz polaroids, maybe some Iving Penn stuff, Paul Strand, definitely HCB, and the right dealer could likely talk me into Cindy Sherman or Salgado, but Lik? No way.

Imagine he's not dying soon, so if the stars align just right, Lik may yet produce something worthy of millions, but I suppose that's true of anyone.

Nope, I'm not buying it. I think there's some clever collusion going on here. Regardless, in the end... does't matter what I think... Lik wins.

I have to assume that the association of any contemporary artist's work with those kinds of numbers.. would tend to raise the whole perceived value of art in general. And that has to be a good thing. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
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skiphunt13: So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

not resentful at all. Just don't buy it's a legit collector transaction. Knowing about Lik's promo/marketing style, it smells a bit of collusion to me.

Even if I had dough, I don't think I'd spend it on Lik's work. I like some of it, might even pay a few hundred for the better stuff, or maybe a couple grand for one of the larger pieces, perhaps on metal or acrylic to hang in my office or my condo. Wouldn't pick the phantom one though, for my taste I think he's got much better work.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 21:10 UTC
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skiphunt13: So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

I like it. :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
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skiphunt13: So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

Exactly ;)

That reminds me... I haven't made an image of my cat lately. Time to make her where the tiny Santa hat and hope I don't get clawed to death.

Uh-Oh! Price just went up to $2 billion

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 03:01 UTC

So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 137th comment | 11 replies

Good article. Broke down the comparison well and addressed my personal interests.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 13:39 UTC as 80th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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skiphunt13: Dressing up someone in a DIY or real astronaut get up and placing them in banal settings... is stating to become a bit cliche isn't it? All the galleries are filled with the same schtick. How is this one unique?

I don't mind the concept, only that I've seen the very same thing countless times over the last 10 years, ie. a guy I know did it, only took photos of himself in the space getup hiking around west Texas with tumbleweeds, I saw 2 shows of the space suit photo gag, meme, a year ago in NY. Have seem several online aped versions as well.

My point is that it was a cool idea the first half dozen times I saw it. Now, it's getting a bit cliche.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

Dressing up someone in a DIY or real astronaut get up and placing them in banal settings... is stating to become a bit cliche isn't it? All the galleries are filled with the same schtick. How is this one unique?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

good

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 42nd comment
On Nikon D5300 real-world and test scene samples article (69 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: I realize there are positives and negatives with so many of these cameras, however, I am a mid-grade photo amateur and I purchased this camera about 2 weeks ago. I also have a complete Lumix 4/3 system, but I have to say this is a great camera. I'm using it with the 30mm Sigma lens (which I had to update the lens firmware to work with the D5300), and the quality is outstanding. I got the gray D5300 and the Sigma Lens is the same gray color and they are an awesome combination! Also, I shoot products for web work and the D5300 works great tethered to my PC using the Nikon Camera Control Pro software. The tethering even works with video and saves the video clips right to the desktop. I'm not a full frame shooter yet so this is a great camera for me since I already had a few DX lenses. I've had 5 or 6 Nikon DX cameras over the years which I sold but this is the best yet, not to mention the large LCD screen. The D5300 has a nice quality feel to it and it does 1080 60p video. Nice.

This one is supposed to be good too, and free: http://www.sofortbildapp.com

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 02:54 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples article (162 comments in total)
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skiphunt13: Am a bit surprised actually. I'm betting this will be a dynamite video camera for travel in particular, but for $1300US I'd want better than average stills.

Have been seriously eyeing this one, but am now glad I didn't pre-order.

I personally don't think the images are bad, but they aren't exhibiting exceptional quality with regard to color rendition or resolution compared to the RX100s with the same sensor. Frankly, I could and have made more technically impressive images from a little Olympus XZ1.

For $1300 I'd want to be wowed a good deal more. I'm still looking at this camera because I'm betting the video will be quite impressive... it's just for me personally, I'll need stellar stills performance too to justify the high cost.

Not dismissing the camera, just glad I haven't pre-ordered until the whole picture is revealed. Could go either way with this camera, either a magnificent journalistic/indie film tool or bloated, over-priced failure. Still hopeful for the former.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 13:02 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot RX10 Real-world Samples article (162 comments in total)

Am a bit surprised actually. I'm betting this will be a dynamite video camera for travel in particular, but for $1300US I'd want better than average stills.

Have been seriously eyeing this one, but am now glad I didn't pre-order.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 20:09 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Iain McKell photographs 'The New Gypsies' article (184 comments in total)
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mcshan: One article about hipsters and another about gypsies. Sad.

I like the articles about how others are using the art of photography. Endless conversations about pixels sensors, noise, etc. distract from the main reason anyone should even be bothering with any of this, ie. making images.

It baffles me why you read such hateful and angry posts on this site. Seems photography would be something that brought most joy. Instead, it seems some use it as an excuse to stew in their own disenchantment I suppose.

Seriously, when you look at the posts in general on this site, the vast majority and angry and hateful. Why do you suppose that is?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 19:09 UTC
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skiphunt13: Although I can't completely disagree with this assessment, I still chose the P7700 for my particular needs. I have a couple of Nikon strobes that the P7700 can control wirelessly. That's a big plus. The articulating screen and the not-insignificant extra reach of the sharp zoom, and it was an easy decision for me.

Looked at both in a shop for nearly an hour, making images with both, etc. The Canon was only slightly more responsive, but it made a difference if I was using the Nikon's Active D-lighting. Focus was similar on both at the same focal lengths. Both good compacts, but the areas where the Nikon beat the Canon were areas right in my personal niche.

Regarding those who can't figure out why anyone would buy one of these... I can say that I want a compact that can do pretty much everything I need it to do for travel via motorcycle or hiking. I don't have that much space to store stuff as you can see in this image of my bike: http://skiphuntphoto.com/moto-southwest-2013/

Thanks! Will do. Was thinking of leaving today, but there's a lot of weird weather forecast from where I'm at all the way up to where I was headed. Figured I'd wait a day for at least a shot at a dry start without tornadoes and hail. ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:49 UTC

Although I can't completely disagree with this assessment, I still chose the P7700 for my particular needs. I have a couple of Nikon strobes that the P7700 can control wirelessly. That's a big plus. The articulating screen and the not-insignificant extra reach of the sharp zoom, and it was an easy decision for me.

Looked at both in a shop for nearly an hour, making images with both, etc. The Canon was only slightly more responsive, but it made a difference if I was using the Nikon's Active D-lighting. Focus was similar on both at the same focal lengths. Both good compacts, but the areas where the Nikon beat the Canon were areas right in my personal niche.

Regarding those who can't figure out why anyone would buy one of these... I can say that I want a compact that can do pretty much everything I need it to do for travel via motorcycle or hiking. I don't have that much space to store stuff as you can see in this image of my bike: http://skiphuntphoto.com/moto-southwest-2013/

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 15:24 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)
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keith james taylor: wonderful pics but a difrent story in the Guardan for example all the photographs where taken with a Nikcon F3 " so never let the facts spoile a good story". Thanks for the introduction to this fasinating body of woork

I had to look that up too, because although I really like the work... many didn't look possible from an old discarded polaroid. He actually went through 3 polaroid cameras until settling on the SX70. Then switched to the Nikon 35mm after they stopped making the Polaroid film.

Great stuff though... doesn't matter which camera he was using but it did imply that he did it all with an abandoned Polaroid, when that really isn't the case. Took a good deal of digging to even discover that, so it's likely they're indeed letting the Polaroid vagueness sweeten the story in general. Worked... got my attention.

Very good images regardless.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 22:18 UTC

This is an excellent article and checked out Eric's blog for the first time. Also excellent!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2013 at 20:08 UTC as 32nd comment

At first I thought this was clever, but after I thought about it for a minute... if I was on the street and this guy rolled up on me and did a drive-by style shooting like this, I'm afraid I'd be scouring the ground for a good-sized rock to chunk at him.

That is... after I got my sight back from being unceremoniously blinded by some passing (expletive deleted).

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply

It's kinda odd the way they've got it laid out. It looks like you're voting for one of these 5 images, but they're just the first selections for each of the 10-image categories. I have one in Altered Images too, but I'm betting most think its just out of these 5.

Lots of great images though! Sweet to be among them :)

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/10th-annual/10th-Annual-Photo-Contest-Finalists-194319101.html?c=y&page=8&navigation=thumb&device=ipad

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2013 at 02:23 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Handy Photo app offers editing 'magic' post (12 comments in total)

I checked out this app after seeing this post. I really didn't want to buy yet another redundant app, but the demo video looked promising.

Have to give it up for this app. What it does, it does better than any other app I have. It beats Touch ReTouch and Anti-Crop as well.

Would like to use my own textures, and some layer functions would be nice. Other than that, I think this is now one of my top 3 editing apps. I tested it out on an iPad and haven't tried the iPhone version yet.

Glad I found it here. Thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 20:06 UTC as 8th comment
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