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Nov 24, 2005 21:17 |  #16

Thanks Justin.

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Nov 27, 2005 16:36 |  #17

Great idea, but too few shots so far.

Not sure if these are surreal or absurd, but the Surrealists didn't know until after the event either:

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=115374
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=115376

On the other hand they could just be crap :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Nov 28, 2005 02:22 |  #18

I'd go for absurd :lol:


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Dec 06, 2005 05:01 as a reply to Big_B's post |  #19

Does this belong to the category of 'surrealism'?

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Dec 12, 2005 22:36 |  #20

Olli, I think I may have nightmares tonight! come to think of it I may have already dreamed this recently.That time of semester for profs as well as students! lol
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Dec 13, 2005 00:02 as a reply to wu_wei0's post |  #21

Thanks for comment Wu ;) and try to cope with your students without experiencing this ...

I noticed that you have many very interesting photos posted in Forums (thanks for sharing), but would like to see the picture (currently unavailable) of this tempting thread (which could be linked to this surrealism theme as well): http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=105803


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Jan 12, 2006 16:50 |  #22

Tlee05 wrote:
What is surrealism?

Hi - you have got Simon King's (me:)) and Joels pics mixed up


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Jan 12, 2006 17:20 |  #23

Tlee05 wrote:
What is surrealism?

To answer the question 'what is surrealism?': FISH!
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ha ha ha only joking.....


To me surrealism is NOT just incongruous juxtapositioning of arbitrary elements, it IS an image (or text, but text is also image) that invites us to question our perception of reality or check our understanding of meaning.

It is NOT just ignorant meaninglessness or meaninglessness for the sake of it; meaninglessness alone is not a qualification for surrealism unless that meaninglessness provokes meaning.

The surreal vision and surreal intent behind the taking or making and conveying of the image is what makes it surreal. That requires the artist to have a sense of the surreal, and to be able to communicate it.


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Jan 12, 2006 18:44 as a reply to I Simonius's post |  #24

Simon king wrote:
To answer the question 'what is surrealism?': FISH!
 :p


HA! that's my favorite lightbulb joke!!
How many surrealists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
FISH!

always cracks me up. My students look at me like I'm weird though! lol
They don't appreciate this joke either-

"what has 4 legs and barks?"

Heard that one?
Just not sure what is wrong with those young'uns!

Simon king wrote:
To me surrealism is NOT just incongruous juxtapositioning of arbitrary elements, it IS an image (or text, but text is also image)

Right you are; and image is text, as well.
I'd sure like to see more images added to this thread.
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Jan 12, 2006 18:53 |  #25

This is pretty close to surrealism: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=126284


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Jan 12, 2006 19:57 |  #26

Very nice, Pekka! Love the colors and the faces. :)
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Jan 13, 2006 07:56 as a reply to Pekka's post |  #27

Pekka wrote:
This is pretty close to surrealism: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=126284

cool (oops pun not intended)
:cool:

Might it work if you perhaps change it in phsp by haveing an slightly darker adjustmernt layer where you had just painted in the faces ever so slightly so it was more obvious to the casual observer?


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Jan 13, 2006 08:14 |  #28

Here's one I did last year

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Jan 13, 2006 13:21 |  #29

Olli,
That image of yours still give me the willies each time I look at it. Fresh start to a new semester, fresh start to the same old nightmares!! ;)
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Feb 11, 2006 20:34 |  #30

This one looked a little surreal just because of the infra red;

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