Joined on May 2, 2012


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On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (249 comments in total)

This seems like a very disappointing camera: I find the quality of the pictures displayed pretty lousy, lacking sharpness and detail. It also seems either the machinery or the lenses provide quite a poor color separation ability.
Really, quite a surprise, as I was hoping for something better or at the least more mature.
I do not see anything in it that gives sense to the medium format advantages, and many of its inconveniences.
All in all (except for the price), when compared to the Blad, it's really not a good deal.
As pointed by the authors one really has to wait for someone to come up with a better proposition

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 18:56 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article French newspaper publishes issue with no photos (191 comments in total)
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Younes B: I think many poster here ignore the sad news in France.
A young photo journalist at Libération was shot in their entrance hall by a gunman. I believe the young man is seriously wounded. This is probably the real trigger for the newspaper to issue this paper with no photos in order to honour him and show respect for photogs work.

If you follow the news, you will also learn that the lone shooter was arrested and his DNA testing found positive.

First of all, no one was hurt at the Société Générale.
Second, the decison by Liberation to print a photoless issue was taken before the shootings.
It takes some bad faith not to recognize that wether leftist or righistt, Liberation has always shown a great fondness for photography.
Were you concerned about (professional) photography, you would at least acknowledge this paper's effort for the cause of photojournalism.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:04 UTC
On article Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses (218 comments in total)

So sugary, videoclip-like, there is nothing here but unnecessary HDR.
"Haunting"? You must be kidding.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 17:39 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply
On article First Pictures by Joel Sternfeld (35 comments in total)

I'm sorry to read some earlier comments.
Sternfeld's images combine humour, discovery of a land, of a country, of what mankind leaves after its pasage, poetry and an awesome mastery of the craft of photography.
Like AbrasiveReducer, I enjoy pretty much the picture with the baby, so cannily framed.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 16:03 UTC as 16th comment
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