David Kieltyka

David Kieltyka

Lives in United States Redford, MI, United States
Works as a Retired programmer/troubleshooter
Joined on Apr 14, 2002

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David Kieltyka: I suspect Gursky is a cynic laughing derisively all the way to the bank. But then I don't know the guy...

Sherman had one good idea early on with her Untitled Film Stills. I like some of 'em. IMO she hasn't done anything remotely as good since.

What I think of the art world's fawning over Richard Prince's re-photographs can't be fully expressed without me getting kicked off DPR. ;-) But Prince's approach...I'm not against re-purposing at all.

Steichen's photo is fine. I like it. "Billy The Kid" has historical merit and, of course, outlaw chic.

Wall's staged montage...think of it as a painting rather than a photo. IMO it doesn't really belong in this list. I think "photos" should be less conceptual and more observational.

Tom, I rate photos based on *my* response to them. Simple as that. Number of exhibitions, the Art World, what lots of other people like...I don't really care.
I like William Klein, some Winogrand, Saul Leiter, some Parr, some Eggleston, Feininger, McCullin, Salgado, Burrows. Many more besides. IMO in comparison Gursky is a banality peddlar.
So you like his work...fine by me. It's a big, diverse world.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 19:42 UTC

I suspect Gursky is a cynic laughing derisively all the way to the bank. But then I don't know the guy...

Sherman had one good idea early on with her Untitled Film Stills. I like some of 'em. IMO she hasn't done anything remotely as good since.

What I think of the art world's fawning over Richard Prince's re-photographs can't be fully expressed without me getting kicked off DPR. ;-) But Prince's approach...I'm not against re-purposing at all.

Steichen's photo is fine. I like it. "Billy The Kid" has historical merit and, of course, outlaw chic.

Wall's staged montage...think of it as a painting rather than a photo. IMO it doesn't really belong in this list. I think "photos" should be less conceptual and more observational.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 20:10 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
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