VadymA

Lives in Canada Calgary, Canada
Joined on Jul 31, 2009

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OMG, I usually delete samples like most of the winners :(

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 04:29 UTC as 4th comment

I want a drone now ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 17:34 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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snapa: I suppose some of these look good if you like taking pictures with a joy stick, like a video game and an LCD. New wave photography, kind of like taking picture with a cell phone, in a way.

Snapa, you sound like a snoba ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2020 at 17:31 UTC

I need real nature to rest my eyes after this over-processing frenzy.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 07:20 UTC as 25th comment

It seems that Sigma doesn't have enough R&D resources to lift Foveon development to the new level. As a former DP2 user, I like that they still talking about it but without good partnership with a chip maker like Sony we may never see another Foveon camera IMO.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2020 at 23:51 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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dash2k8: I agree with most people here: this sort of predatory behavior should not be condoned, much less celebrated. I'm surprised no one has addressed his face with a fist yet. Maybe the Japanese are too polite to react violently? I can't imagine what would happen to him if he did this in, say, Compton. Well, actually I can. :D

Or maybe they know who he is and grow to appreciate his work? The video is not telling the true story, even his shots shown in the video seems like they were deliberately selected to portray him as a talentless creep. Go to his site, you will not regret it.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 04:31 UTC
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VadymA: I believe the video does not give this photographer true justice. It create false impression that all he does all day long is intruding into people’s spaces and harassing them by sticking camera into their faces. But if you actually look at his work, you will realize that what you see in the video is just a small part of his style, overblown over proportion by the video. Go to his site, his work is truly eye opening. I was never fond of “street portraits”, but his portraits are just mesmerizing. Just do it and come back and honestly say what you think.

@ Laslen That was my impression too. Publicity was the main goal of the video. I am sure the idea was born within marketing department and they made it to be as potentially viral as possible. Fuji executives may not even know all the detail when they approved the project, if it even required high level approval.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 04:02 UTC

I believe the video does not give this photographer true justice. It create false impression that all he does all day long is intruding into people’s spaces and harassing them by sticking camera into their faces. But if you actually look at his work, you will realize that what you see in the video is just a small part of his style, overblown over proportion by the video. Go to his site, his work is truly eye opening. I was never fond of “street portraits”, but his portraits are just mesmerizing. Just do it and come back and honestly say what you think.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 02:34 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies
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jvt: There's a clear difference between pure street photography and photography while you're on a street...he falls into the later. I just don't see any juxtaposition, conflicting elements, humor, or anything that gives me that amazed reaction I get when viewing the greats like Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, and even Vivian Maier.

You can find many examples of juxtaposition, conflict, humour and more on his website. I would also add street portraits to your list. And he is particularly good at that. His portraits give that feel like actually being on the street next to the subject, like really bumping into them for a second. It is unique and very emotional. Spend some time with his work, I am sure you will come to appreciate it.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 01:52 UTC
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Kubicide: Yeah this guy totally deserves to be buried. His style is very intrusive and offensive for the culture. He's literally attacking people. Surprised he hasn't been locked up yet.

Edit: funny how some pass this off as being acceptable by simply saying it's "street photography". Such a cop-out. What does "street photography" mean? Does it mean someone can get in anyone's face and take their picture without consent? Standby...

Just a handful of people in the world can actually do this type of photography. And clearly since they are still alive it is not as invasive and harassing as it looks. It makes me happy to know that all of his subjects were much more tolerant and humble than hysterical crowd on this forum.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 01:47 UTC
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soller: Eyebrows off - eyebrows on 😂
He is a weirdo for sure but, people who think that something wrong with his style are bigger weirdos.
If he did that to me I would smile, if you feel offended by someone taking your picture on the street you should stay home.
Btw, his photos are really good

Janist74 And how many people’s faces we see on the home screen? Or on a toilet box? You guys are making excuses that are way beyond reality instead of admitting that there is something wrong with your reaction to a split second encounter.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 13:58 UTC
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Spectro: what he did is probably legal (depend on your area I guess), but it is rude, see some of the people expressions. Good thing people in Japan are nicer, image that in other country like the photographer that got his butt kicked article on here. Just don't do that to kids.

Imagine that you know that in your city, of several million people, there is one very strange looking dude who walks around with a camera and snaps people’s pictures sometimes right into their faces. He is harmless but kind of weird. You can see his best shots on his website. And then one day he jumps in front of you and take your shot. Think deep down what would your reaction be? Would you chase him, beat him up, and break his camera? Or would you rather smile and say “Hey that’s you! Can’t wait to see your next masterpiece with me in it!”. It is really not the end of the world. It is not scary, it is not harassment, it is not offensive if someone takes your picture on the street. People don’t have the ability to memorize random faces. Nobody will remember you even if they see your picture on his site. And you don’t do anything embarrassing on the street, just walking. Are we really that paranoid?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 08:31 UTC
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soller: Eyebrows off - eyebrows on 😂
He is a weirdo for sure but, people who think that something wrong with his style are bigger weirdos.
If he did that to me I would smile, if you feel offended by someone taking your picture on the street you should stay home.
Btw, his photos are really good

If I saw my face on a windows screen I would be rich! Taking snaps of people and using them for commercial purposes is not the same thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 08:19 UTC
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Alihan: if he is doing to me i don't change my direction and walkover him. But i am a retired basketballer size big guy. Bu he won't choose me. He chose young girls. That's very disgusting.

Really, I can’t slow down people even for a split second? Even to take a picture as part of my profession? You can always stop this guy and demand to delete the picture. Or maybe you will like it and leave for humanity to enjoy. And I didn’t see him shouting in the ears or sneezing, so that is out of context.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:41 UTC
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backayonder: Is it because he looks like Bruce Lee that no one has thumped him or is it because they have forgotten that Bruce Lee is dead?

I bet if Bruce Lee was alive and was walking on the street taking random pictures, all these complainers would be screaming “Hey Bruce, please please take a picture of me, pretty please!” So pathetic.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:36 UTC
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Alihan: if he is doing to me i don't change my direction and walkover him. But i am a retired basketballer size big guy. Bu he won't choose me. He chose young girls. That's very disgusting.

So you are a strong guy but so weak emotionally that you can’t stand someone taking a picture of you? How your life will change after that? Will you be scarred emotionally? Will you need therapy? Just honestly don’t see a big deal with what this guy is doing.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:28 UTC
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Alihan: "Block someone's path" is kind of "violence"

Then you better stay home, streets are flooded with “violent” people.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:22 UTC
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VadymA: People, you are crazy! A guy is trying to make a living, or simply doing what he likes, by taking a split second of your public life and recording it on a memory stick. So what? Are you so selfish, narcissistic and hysterical to deny a split second of your life in plane public domain to a fellow individual who happens to be passionate about this type of photography? Where is your sense of diversity, compassion, curiosity, sense of humour for crying out loud? You just make me sick with your attacks on this guy.

@forest dream I don’t see how your analogy is relevant. Taking pictures should be fun. Imagine tomorrow everyone turn their cellphone cameras away from themselves and start taking pictures of each other on the street? What would happen? I am sure after a few awkward moments people would start smiling into cameras, make laughs, wave. It is not a bad or demeaning or harassing thing. We just became too uptight and hypersensitive and hostile to each other and forgot how to socialize in a humane way.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 07:01 UTC
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VadymA: People, you are crazy! A guy is trying to make a living, or simply doing what he likes, by taking a split second of your public life and recording it on a memory stick. So what? Are you so selfish, narcissistic and hysterical to deny a split second of your life in plane public domain to a fellow individual who happens to be passionate about this type of photography? Where is your sense of diversity, compassion, curiosity, sense of humour for crying out loud? You just make me sick with your attacks on this guy.

@BodkinsBest I don’t see anything in definition of harassment that would apply to his behaviour.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 06:53 UTC

People, you are crazy! A guy is trying to make a living, or simply doing what he likes, by taking a split second of your public life and recording it on a memory stick. So what? Are you so selfish, narcissistic and hysterical to deny a split second of your life in plane public domain to a fellow individual who happens to be passionate about this type of photography? Where is your sense of diversity, compassion, curiosity, sense of humour for crying out loud? You just make me sick with your attacks on this guy.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 06:24 UTC as 174th comment | 8 replies
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