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    Re: LF Purity

    Quote Originally Posted by Pere Casals View Post
    Please, let me post The Pieta.
    Very nice example, and to develop the point, one might compare this youthful work to his very different visualization of these same two people, in his Rondanini Pieta (below), from the last years of his life.

    The two works are much like my separate LF visualizations of an eternal red oak I've been watching and shooting for decades, struggling to capture the purity I feel in each case, trying to express it differently each time, but always coming-up a bit short of the aspiration. They're impure.

    Yet when I hear "purity," my first reaction remains water for darkroom chemicals and the mountain air before our seasonal fires arrive. Must be the materialist side of me.

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    Re: LF Purity

    Quote Originally Posted by Doremus Scudder View Post
    I wonder whether the word can even accurately be applied to image-making. Are there a lot of impure images out there with which we can contrast a pure one?
    Doremus, IMHO this word can be used to express a lot of different things.

    To me, applied to image-making, it's about the way we approach to the subject, and about the connection between photographer and subject. Recently I watched this interview to Paula Chamlee :

    In this sense, "purity" is not at all about the tools we use, but I don't no why... to me it looks that crafting images with the optic workflow help approaching the subject in that way, of course this is a completely personal opinion, and I've complete respect for those doing that with an smartphone, for example.

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    Re: LF Purity

    Bernice's "Myopic Orthodoxy," +1^^2! (Yes!)
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    On the intent of the First Amendment: The press was to serve the governed, not the governors --Opinion, Hugo Black, Judge, Supreme Court, 1971 re the "Pentagon Papers."

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    Re: LF Purity

    First thing which poped up in my mind, guess some images were shot on LF....

    https://tinyurl.com/yy3zrqgu

    Oh well..

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    Re: LF Purity

    What a weird thread.
    enjoy your coffee

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    Re: LF Purity

    Quote Originally Posted by jnantz View Post
    What a weird thread.
    Weird questions lead to weird threads.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: LF Purity

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Weird questions lead to weird threads.
    But the wouldn’t be quite as weird if we didn’t participate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    But the wouldn’t be quite as weird if we didn’t participate!
    Weird is good and entertaining, aint it?! Always amazes me (but really shouldn't) to read complaints about how silly or unneccesary a thread is by people participating in the same thread -- people do not have to participate!
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: LF Purity

    Define Weird?

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    Re: LF Purity

    Quote Originally Posted by Bernice Loui View Post
    Define Weird? Bernice
    Strange, uncanny, would be the ones I'd use.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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