ignatio

Lives in Belgium Gent, Belgium
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Jan 28, 2004

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Magnar W: Visiting the link and looking at all the 130 photographs will give a better overview on what this award is about. There are great work, and also more of those pictures related to contemporary photography, pictures that are refused by some here.

Personally I really like that they value other kinds of photographs than just those "beautiful" pictures we have seen so often before. This category is also represented, but why not also spend time on refreshed views on what this demanding and exciting medium can be used for?

Couldn't agree more..

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2021 at 15:15 UTC
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Peter von Reichenberg: Beautiful! But I keep the money for A1 and GM35 😎

It's a 28mm..

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 12:37 UTC
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Foskito: Mr. Williams (first time I heard about him) is using an SL2 on the video while talking about the benefits of the Q2.

And Q2..

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2021 at 07:10 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 Good that we can end with a laugh my friend.
I live in Gent in the Flemmish part of Belgium.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 14:54 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 As my history teacher used to say when we were analyzing ancient greek texts: "Pearls before swine".

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 13:45 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 I rest my case.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 12:52 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

PS I’m not a native speaker so writing these posts takes a lot of time and great effort but that’s ok too.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 06:57 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

To me Robin Hinsch’s picture looks very serene at first glance. A simple, straightforward composition, soft light, a beautiful muted color palette, barely an emotion on the policemans face and attitude. But then you see his rifle almost at the ready. Why is he standing on burnt ground? What happened before? Is this just a portrait or a testimony of victory? What victory? If there was I fight why are his shoes and clothes clean?
So many questions that are triggering my imagination and my concern. Investigating the story helps solving some of my questions but not all of them. That’s ok. That is why I can’t stop looking at it.
Looking and understanding these pictures and series is like listening to a language you don’t master very well.
I read all the critics here and I understand most of them but I disagree wholeheartedly.
But that’s ok. I hope some will look again and maybe take the time to investigate and maybe discover.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 06:57 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23
As I emphasised before one has to look at these pictures as part of a series, as part of a story.
My first impression of most of these photos was that I didn’t like them that much. But then I looked for a few minutes longer and these began to grow on me.
The colors, the compositions, the questions I asked myself, my imagination triggered.
Then I read the stories, looked up the photographers, read there bio, viewed more of their work.
The dedication and ‘prestige’ of the artist and the value of their previous work play a role too.
As I said in a previous post these are not the usual suspects of a popular photo contest.
These images are not ready to consume. This is not fastfood.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2020 at 06:57 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 As I said there is more than composition..
As a seasoned and well respected (that's what my students say) photographer and teacher I think I know what makes a good photo but I also know what makes a good photgrapher and storyteller..
But were talking different languages here..
I see what you mean but there is much more than the general, popular consensus about good photography..
DPR is not the right place for that.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 13:03 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 I think we disagree on the visual strength or impact of a picture and the imagination of the viewer that goes along. The AK47 shot is impressive to me even without the story. The 'sailor kissing the girl' is nothing more than a nice streetsnap but with a great symbolic value due to the story behind it.
But I get it, and no offence, but I think that most of the dpr readers and viewers want to please and be pleased. Hence the reactions on the results of the 'World Landscape Photographer competition'. Pleasing postcard pictures, Ikea-like posterpictures, sunsets at romantic locations, saturated colors.. I do enjoy viewing these too but there is barely a message or a story except how beautiful the world is and how hard we should protect it. Great story but there is more than those 'perfect' 500px like images.. There is more than the perfect composition, the right whitebalance, great dynamic range and stellar light..

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2020 at 06:18 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 As I said, I do like most of them except 'Seeds of Resistance 3' and 'Wounds of Hong Kong 7'.. And, yes, I do like the picture of the AK47 guy as part of a story. You should check Robin Hinsch, his style is exceptional to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 14:49 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23
If I had a rigid set of compositional ideas I wouldn't advocate this visual style..
The rule of thirds? What rule of thirds?
I am critical but maybe I'm one of the few who liks this visual style. Well, most of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 13:56 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 Thank you for your comment. Let's agree we disagree.
I watched all the series, red the stories and I have to say (most of them) are great to me.
I'm also a great fan of HCB and Eisenstaedt but storytelling (image and word) changes. Today it's different. Not better. Not worse.
As a photography teacher I encourage the students to break all the composition and artistic 'rules' and to go on a personal visual journey but not without a good basis of history of photography and the basic rules of composition.
These are anything but family snapshots. Well, at least better than my family snaps. And I'm sure these photographers know the rules but who cares? Take a look at the history of painting.. All those painting styles thanks to breaking the 'rules'..

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 12:53 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@stevo23 This is an extensive discussion but there is so much more than the so called basic ideas of aesthetics and artistic consideration.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:22 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@Agapeman This is so cliche and so untrue. I do enjoy pictures a lot without explanation and using my imagination but with a thousand words you can give an image context: what, where, when, who's in the picture, what happened before, what after.. These are stories where images illustrate and words contextualise.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:11 UTC
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ignatio: These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

@CANON_PANASONIC_ENDUSER I have yet to see a single picture that tells its own story, the whole story, without explanation.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2020 at 06:02 UTC

These are all part of a series of photos. We should all take the time to watch the series and read the stories..
Maybe some will understand..
Photography doesn't always have to stand on its own and can be part of story, illustrate a state of mind..
Oh, wait, this is a gear site.
Still, kudos to dpr to bring our attention to these stories.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2020 at 06:24 UTC as 24th comment | 26 replies

Creative, funny, original, daring.. These are great..
Well done Mr. Durall!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2020 at 12:35 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

For the uninformed, shortsighted whiners, read the whole story and watch the sets of photos here:
https://lenspire.zeiss.com/photo/en/article/zeiss-photography-award-2020-the-shortlist

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2020 at 08:34 UTC as 38th comment
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