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What do you guys make of this?

The Black Sheet2010-2011
I’m taking a picture of a black picture. There’s nothing to see other than what’s reflected there. In this instance, me, my family, friends. The surface is reflective, its texture transforms,

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5 Responses to What do you guys make of this?

  1. Crina Prida says:

    Interesting results, I did an experiment with similar results last week, for a project I am going to present soon. Let me show you the result privately in a few minutes

  2. kodiak xyza says:

    for me it is meh, but not dismissive. someone could do something interesting. I tend to like it when something is used to inspire, but does not overtake the photo. in Francis Bacon, it remained interesting because it was only in his imagination, and a slow process.

    André Kertész caught a bit of flack for his use of distortions:
    http://www.lanciatrendvisions.com/en/article/at-the-origin-of-distortion ]

  3. On the ref.: I didn't like André Kertész distortions a bit. It didn't penetrate my skin. Passed, as meaningless technical experiment. Whatever concept he might have had in mind. Too… obvious, to me. Like a freak in a circus. I like when I can discover or imagine hidden "distortion" myself. 
    On the black sheet: very Bacon-ish, indeed. First image I like, second – less, third one – I get bored. "Speed's killing it for me, yes, agree with +kodiak xyza When I see what the trick is, the magic's gone. An image needs to grow in time. 

  4. I don't see much of anything here. Maybe a frustrated painter? This type of abstraction is better suited to other media.

  5. I like the idea of adding abstractions to photography but this just left me cold actually.

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