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What, in your opinion, is the most beautiful.

 
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Mar 24, 2017 10:13 |  #46

chauncey wrote in post #18309544 (external link)
Lets go back 10 years. to when I first picked up a camera...https://www.google.com …omas+kinkade+te​chniques&* (external link)
he is who I wanted to emulate, but painting was way beyond me. The desire still exists.

I always thought Kincades work was like bad HDR but then again he did inspire...............


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Mar 24, 2017 10:44 |  #47

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Not that I want to change my life...I simply don't have the knowledge of a variety of artists.

I would like to introduce you to one artist whose work I think you will appreciate, Brooke Shaden. Here is an excerpt from the bio section of her website, and I think it shows why her work is the type of work that you would relate to:

". . . environments she wishes to explore, where secrets are exposed, impossibilities are tested, and life is questioned in eras beyond our own.

Brooke works to capture fantastic realities within her photographic frame. By using painterly techniques as well as the square format, traditional photographic properties are replaced by otherworldly elements."


Chauncey, I think it is her aesthetic style that would appeal to you the most, not necessarily her subject matter (which always seems to involve a human).

Here are a couple of links that show her work and her creative process. Several of these are "how to" instructional videos in which she teaches techniques for creating the "magical" types of images that you aspire to.

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=3mrEHqrdxLE (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=FOhR3yo3Btg (external link)

https://www.google.com …brooke+shaden+w​allpaper&* (external link)

http://brookeshaden.co​m/classes/ (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=pbw2H7A0qvQ (external link)

Here is a link to her "Fourth Wall" series:
http://www.promotingpa​ssion.com …-on-creating-fourth-wall/ (external link)

And here is an excerpt from that webpage about the Fourth Wall that I thought you may find interesting:

"One of the most common comments I got on the series was “Why didn’t you just Photoshop it?”. For the key image, I did. It was a financial necessity for me. However, the rest were done in camera as much as possible. There was certainly still post processing on all of them, but not to the extent I had done in my previous work. The reason is simple. I wanted to be there, in that space, spending time with the idea as much as the material that created the idea. I wanted to spend hours upon hours gluing yarn to the floor. I wanted to feel what it felt like to really be trapped in a flooded room. It was important to me to be there."

Even though Brooke's style of imagery is not "my thing", I can really appreciate the excellence of her work. She is a fine art photographer in the fullest sense of the term.

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Mar 24, 2017 11:04 |  #48

chauncey wrote in post #18309544 (external link)
Lets go back 10 years. to when I first picked up a camera...https://www.google.com …omas+kinkade+te​chniques&* (external link)
he is who I wanted to emulate, but painting was way beyond me. The desire still exists.


Chauncey,

for photography to become a legit art form it had to do the things that only photography could do. In the beginning, for 80 years or so, photography tried to imitate paintings of the day, which was for the most part, impressionism. This photography was referred to as pictorial photography and as an art form photography was not taken seriously because it was an imitation of another art form, painting. It took the straight photography movement (early to mid part of the last century) to move away from trying to imitating another art form (painting) and move into it's own by doing the things that are truly unique to photography. This is an issue that was settled 80 or so years ago.

If you look at JPC's work it looks like his work. Most of other work you posted I can't tell one persons work from the next. They could all be working from the same creative brain. Not a good thing in my opinion.

That's my 2 cents. Take it for what it's worth.
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Mar 24, 2017 11:13 |  #49

You also know that a lot of Kincade's work is now mass produced and it is being painted in an assembly line by other artists. Not him. I hope no one seriously invested in that work thinking that it might appreciate in value some years down the road. That is a perfect example of better buy it because you love it. I certainly don't love it.

Now here are a couple of amazing magical paintings and these low res jpgs do not d the work justice.
http://www.edwardhoppe​r.net/images/paintings​/gas.jpg (external link)

http://lh3.ggpht.com …vCOzOzp5G8Phpw5​YY83=s1200 (external link)




  
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Mar 24, 2017 12:47 |  #50

A great photographer and an amazing story. For those that haven't seen it it is a great piece and well worth the time spent.
http://www.pbs.org …-lange-full-episode/3260/ (external link)




  
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Mar 24, 2017 13:33 |  #51

airfrogusmc wrote in post #18309633 (external link)
You also know that a lot of Kincade's work is now mass produced and it is being painted in an assembly line by other artists. Not him...

Well, Kinkade kicked it back in 2012, so if anything is presented as one of his 'new' paintings, you definitely know it ain't by him.


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Mar 24, 2017 13:43 |  #52

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Well, Kinkade kicked it back in 2012, so if anything is presented as one of his 'new' paintings, you definitely know it ain't by him.

Yes but even before he kicked he had the production line crank'n'em out.




  
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Mar 24, 2017 13:57 |  #53

Yeah, he was listed on the NYSE


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Mar 24, 2017 14:45 |  #54

airfrogusmc wrote in post #18309742 (external link)
Yes but even before he kicked he had the production line crank'n'em out.

Yeah, doesn't surprise me.


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Mar 24, 2017 15:59 |  #55

It must be said, for all the criticism.........Kink​ade was laughing at us all the way to the bank.


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Mar 24, 2017 16:22 |  #56

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It must be said, for all the criticism.........Kink​ade was laughing at us all the way to the bank.

Same with Kim Kardashian, but I reckon there’s more to life than just money (but not much more…).


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Mar 24, 2017 16:56 |  #57

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This is nearly impossible to answer.

Heck, that's like asking what is your favorite Beatles song.......fer cryin' out loud.


"Ive just seen a face,
I can't forget the time or place,
we just met,. etc." ;)


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Mar 24, 2017 17:18 |  #58

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"Ive just seen a face,
I can't forget the time or place,
we just met,. etc." ;)

Heh! :)

Well, it was pretty Wild and Crazy watching/listening to Michael J. Fox do that old Chuck Berry song in the "Back to the Future flick!

But was it "Magical" or simply "Beautiful"?

A bit of both, I'd say

Hey, how 'bout standing and swooning to one of your most favorite bands playing a beautiful song live...

I'll throw in "Beauty" and some "Magic" here as well!!!


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Mar 24, 2017 17:26 |  #59

Or maybe all of side two of Abbey Road... hmmm...


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Mar 24, 2017 17:33 |  #60

In all honesty, there was a thread years ago, favorite POTN images, and I used to go back to that all the time to get the link for the image I liked best,.

And here I am thinking hard about it, and I think it might be at least come close to, in the running for, my favorite photo of all time.

Sadly I can't for the life of me find it any more haven't for years. (maybe someone can help?)

The image was of three individuals.

One was a referee,. he was holding the winner of the wrestling match's arm high.
His expression was priceless,. as he was glancing at the young boy who had lost the match.

The winner, arm held high in victory, was a young girl,. all of the faces were perfect in this moment. To me, what this image represents on a larger scale about society, expectations, and strength of character to overcome, is almost without equal.

"Nevertheless she persisted" ;)


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