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4th of July 2002 (Thu), 15:13
Here is my G2 gallery from a project called Local Faces.
There should be an exhibit in July of next year in a gallery in Selkirk, Manitoba.
Thanks for commenting!
4th of July 2002 (Thu), 19:11
Well I think that you have achieved your goal.. they do look "local".
However, I think liked the butcher the best. I have no quarrel with "from the chest-up" framing, but I’d like more context and story ... more visual re "who they are". Howver, I suppose that that might detract from the simplicity of a portrait.
I wonder how others feel?
HOWIE (Ottawa, Canada)
11th of July 2002 (Thu), 13:07
I like them for what they are. There are some characters there that make you want to know more about them, but that's partly what makes them good. I think it's the faces themselves that are what's key.
18th of September 2002 (Wed), 13:33
I am planning an exhibition this coming November in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and I will be presenting a selection of the portraits shown on www.pbase.com/acoutu/local_faces
These were all taken with the Canon G2 and printed to 11x14.
Let me know what you think.
18th of September 2002 (Wed), 14:24
The one shot that I wish was mine is Quinton.
Think about whether you want to have a larger engagement of the members in portrait photography. (I have not taken any for years).
Well, Good luck to you! Let us know how it works out.
3rd of October 2002 (Thu), 12:20
New addition to my portrait gallery on kids!
3rd of October 2002 (Thu), 18:08
I think you certainly have a knack for photographing kids. These are great. They seem relaxed and having fun.
10th of October 2002 (Thu), 20:12
Yes ... I agree with Conk. But your best shot, beit of adult or child is the one of Quinton.
If you can determine the elements that make this so, you will -- IMHO -- break the portrait barriers that are restraining a your shots from reaching a new and special high.
I think that it has something to do with pose, light, dress, framing, and tone. You are on the cuspe of a breakthrough.
PS: Did Quinton steal your last show?
11th of October 2002 (Fri), 08:51
Well, Howie, your comments will generate quite a few thoughts on my part. I have come to a point where I sometimes wonder what could be done better. I need to do some more thinking.
What did you mean when you said "Think about whether you want to have a larger engagement of the members in portrait photography"?
My show starts November 11, so I won't know until then the effect Quinton has!
Thanks to you and the others for the encouragement.
11th of October 2002 (Fri), 18:18
Well you obviouly love portraits. But what interaction with this board's members would work best for you ?
* If you continue to post full galleries you (and others before you) will -- at best -- get a broad brush commentary on your work.
* If you post an individual photo -- and insist on constructive commentary -- you may get more insight
* If you can figure out how to involve us in a vital "lesson learned while on a portrait shoot" a lesson (somehow) you may help us all to better their portrait skills.
Whick that kind of engagement would return the biggest dividends?
Anyway, I though that Jim MCGarry's "Feather Band Hat" portrait stirred up more interaction. Then Jim went on to ace out his next to portraits.
Have a great weekend.
13th of November 2002 (Wed), 14:25
Just an update to let you all know that my Local Faces project is currently exhibited in Winnipeg. Opening night was a success and comments were overwhelmingly positive.
I created a website for the occasion http://www3.mb.sympatico.ca/~acoutu/gens.htm
The website is slow, so please be patient (server is the problem).
Thanks for your support.
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