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    Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    To sum it up...if you not doing extreme work – you’re not doing much nowadays.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    When no one is listening be louder I guess...

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Like talking only in a yell, when a whisper is sublime...

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Dunno... I've seen this kinds of pictures from all eras of photography. An "artist" must be making some sort of a "point" or "statement" with many of these. A lot of them are just ugly.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Back in the days of the Circus, there were the main events and the side shows.

    In the main events we'd see dancing elephants, high-wire acts, lion tamers, people shot from canons, etc.

    In the side-shows we'd see bearded ladies, dwarfs, giants, 2-headed snakes, etc. Sometimes these were referred to as the Freak Show.

    There is no hard line dividing the museum of fine art and the circus. There is often considerable overlap.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    If you can't make it good, make it extreme.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Just another age-old question.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    It sells, that's why. I show in two local galleries, that pretty much cater to the same visitors. I sell twice as well in the gallery where "extreme" photos are not on the wall. Where the extreme photos are present, people like my work then move down the wall and buy the oversaturated, over-sharpened digi-stuff. But let's face it, I'm doing this mostly because I like it and that will have to be my justification.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Man Ray. Jerry Uelsmann. William Mortensen. Robert Mapplethorpe.

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    Re: Why are photos so extreme nowadays?

    Trolling for clicks.
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    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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