OT PESO - Casey

paul stenquist pnstenquist at comcast.net
Sun Oct 25 19:14:04 EDT 2009


On Oct 25, 2009, at 7:10 PM, Ken Waller wrote:

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> Kenneth Waller
> http://www.tinyurl.com/272u2f
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net 
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> Subject: Re: OT PESO - Casey
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>> On Oct 25, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Ken Waller wrote:
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>>> Kenneth Waller
>>> http://www.tinyurl.com/272u2f
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>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul stenquist" <pnstenquist at comcast.net
>>> >
>>> Subject: Re: OT PESO - Casey
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>>>> 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.
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>>> He & other well know 'artists' can get away with stuff like that   
>>> because of their name.
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>> True to a certain extent. But extremism is not always ineffective.
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> 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  
>> counts.
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