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Re: [OM] National Geographic Photo Contest! I would appreciate your comm

Subject: Re: [OM] National Geographic Photo Contest! I would appreciate your comments.
From: Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2011 17:48:47 -0600
Yes, David. I would have. But maybe it's because I'm also a fan of his
style. Can't shoot it, but a fan.

AG


On Sunday, November 6, 2011, David Irisarri <zuiko3000@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Moose,
>
> Maybe it wasn´t a good idea having mentioned I love Steve McCurry
> photography but it´s the truth. I really love the way he takes these
lovely
> portraits. He is awesome but as I have mentioned, maybe you are right.
> I think we always are biased towards a specific style and it´s impossible
> to hide it. So the question is...if I hadn´t written anything regarding
> Steve McCurry, would you had noticed the similarity?
>
> Thanks for your compliments Moose, greatly appreciated.
>
> David
>
> 2011/11/4 Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx>
>
>> On 11/2/2011 7:09 AM, Ken Norton wrote:
>> > "Spanish Eyes" does fit the current aesthetic or style which seems to
>> > be popular these days. Formulaic? Absolutely. Excellent execution,
>> > though. No doubt about that.
>>
>> No doubt at all.
>>
>> A problem with a shot in a current style, and especially with obvious
>> reference to such a famous image as Steve
>> McCurry's Afghan girl, is that the public may suddenly tire of it,
leaving
>> excellent similar examples high and dry.
>>
>> Styles of image are close to eternal, but popularity of any one comes and
>> goes. I was recently in the Isabella Stewart
>> Gardner Museum in Boston, and was quite taken with a small painting in
the
>> Macknight Room. It's of the head of a girl in
>> the middle east that immediately reminded me the the McCurry although
>> quite different in medium and details.
>>
>> Unfortunately, photography is not allowed (unlike the much larger MFA a
>> couple of blocks away) and the shop is closed
>> during construction of a big new wing, so I have no catalog as yet. It's
>> also a minor enough work that it's not online.
>> So I can't show you.
>>
>> The other problem, perhaps only for me, if I had made this image, and if
I
>> was intentionally trying out a style famous
>> in the moment from the work of another, would be in putting it in a
>> contest. Take it, see how I like it, play with the
>> style, show it to friends, sure. Enter it in a contest, not so sure. But
>> again, that's just me.
>>
>> > ... David is definitely one of the better photographers I (virtually)
>> hang around with.
>>
>>
>> Me too. :-)
>>
>> Moose
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