OT PESO - Casey
pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sun Oct 25 19:14:04 EDT 2009
On Oct 25, 2009, at 7:10 PM, Ken Waller wrote:
> Kenneth Waller
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net
> Subject: Re: OT PESO - Casey
>> On Oct 25, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Ken Waller wrote:
>>> Kenneth Waller
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net
>>> Subject: Re: OT PESO - Casey
>>>> It's certainly not a bad compromise. The overall effect is nice.
>>>> Of course if you look at contemporary fashion photography,
>>>> anything goes. The end result is all that counts. Even Richard
>>>> Avedon, who might be considered the father of modern fashion
>>>> photography, engaged in some distinctly over the top looks,
>>>> including ultra high contrast and blown highlights.
>>> He & other well know 'artists' can get away with stuff like that
>>> because of their name.
>> True to a certain extent. But extremism is not always ineffective.
> No argument.
> My point was that a lesser known individual, regardless of the
> 'extremism', is less likely to have his 'extreme' work accepted.
I agree with that. Viewing the Avedon exhibit, we frequently remarked
how many of the pics would have been harshly critiqued if posted to a
web photo group. I doubt that more than a couple would have made it
into the Pentax Gallery. No smiley.
>> How closely photography approximates real life tonal values
>> shouldn't always be the basis on which the work is judged. Impact
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