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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    As a full-time photo hobbyist, I take umbrage at your comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    As a full-time photo hobbyist, I take umbrage at your comment.
    then, with apology, ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hornstenj View Post
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    Perhaps it is his base-tec that is the source of veneration.
    I was once told that Ciba had been invented to satisfy the eye that had grown tired of linoleum and craved formica.

    Those of us for whom imaging isn't a hobby- meaning the thing we do when we have nothing else to do - have to find wonders for our generation.

    best from a digital nomad

    IMHO it's irrelevant if Burkett uses ciba or carbon like in the XIX.

    Of course a jet print cannot be compared in quality terms to a ciba, but I'd say (not knowing him, by far) that his perfectionism in the image rendering is not about sporting base-tec, I'd say it is a vehicle of expression.

    In the same way a great image can be in the light, just gathering that light and treating it with respect can deliver the most rewarding results. That kind of purity is also a vehicle of expression.

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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

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    then, with apology, ....
    Accepted

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    To me Burkett's photographs are more about a visceral than intellectual experience. Especially when seen as a large print as opposed to a computer screen. They act as a nice counterpoint to photographs like this year's Pulitzer prize winner. Both kinds have a place.

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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    CHRISTOPHER BURKETT:
    “What we usually do is we go to a place that looks like it has photographic potential. And then we stay there until we don’t see any pictures. And that might be half an hour or that might be a week.”

    I find this statement somewhat worrying. It’s as if he’s a resource extractor. Mine an area for its pictures then move on. No mention of ‘love of place’ or the ‘spirit of a place’. No connection except to an abstraction, light. A light more real than real, like an auto tuned human voice contoured for presentation and spectacle.

    Does not the above statement mark a bright line between the modern and the postmodern or as many now call it, the neoliberal age?
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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by SUNdog View Post
    CHRISTOPHER BURKETT:
    “What we usually do is we go to a place that looks like it has photographic potential. And then we stay there until we don’t see any pictures. And that might be half an hour or that might be a week.”

    I find this statement somewhat worrying. It’s as if he’s a resource extractor. Mine an area for its pictures then move on. No mention of ‘love of place’ or the ‘spirit of a place’. No connection except to an abstraction, light. A light more real than real, like an auto tuned human voice contoured for presentation and spectacle.

    Does not the above statement mark a bright line between the modern and the postmodern or as many now call it, the neoliberal age?
    What is the “neoliberal age”?

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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    Take a break from talk radio, fake news, horrific headlines, demonstrations, counter demonstrations, signs, signs....everywhere signs. Let your mind roll on. If you want to, you can get all that from this:



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    Re: Christopher Burkett Interview on PBS

    Quote Originally Posted by brouwerkent View Post
    Hey folks

    I seriously have to wonder about value of the work of Burkett. His photographs strike me as well done picture postcards of minimal value artistically. To my knowledge, museums have no interest in his work.
    ...I do not find his work memorable or thought provoking....just pretty.
    Museums have no interest in Burkett's work (and in other color nature landscape photography) not because it is lacking "intellectual depth" but because at this point in history it is not considered a novel contribution to art. Museums had interest in Eliot Porter's work in his time. Art has many functions, only one of them being to "provoke thought".

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