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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo Zhang View Post
    I didn't state it clearly enough: he would travel many days or weeks to a location and make a single exposure. Just one exposure.
    I think it's more he never makes a backup negative. He may make other pictures at the location but if the neg screws up so be it. It's hard for me to comprehend too, he made a vow April 1st 1969 to only shoot outdoors and to only make one negative.

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...dlAfg2V_Pb6A3O

    I think this should lead to a pdf download of an essay on TJC.

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    It does, I quit after 1/2 of it. Wordy

    Addressing 60's Art some forget LSD was used extensively at that time and only became illegal in USA 1968. Many were dosed without their knowledge. Ken Kesey documented it.

    Now Ayahuasca is au-currant and similar, NYT 3 days ago.Taking Ayahuasca When You’re a Senior Citizen


    No thanks, give me what Aldous Huxley died with.

    Opium dreams were once a writer's muse.

    Now the drug of favor is Fentanyl, perhaps an artistic revelation for our times.

    I vastly prefer the dreamlike tales and few images of TJC to the harsh reality of twitting instant selfies.

    But then I am a child of the 60's.

    I did inhale...

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tymon View Post
    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sour...dlAfg2V_Pb6A3O

    I think this should lead to a pdf download of an essay on TJC.
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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Eccentric and self indulgent Psuedo Intellectual. Let him enjoy He is great entertainment.

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Writes like just another windbag trying to impress other wannabee artistes who overcompensate for what they never really possessed to begin with.

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tymon View Post
    I think you wil be pleased Mike.
    The above quote was about the book Shoshone Falls.

    I ordered and received one, and I am done with it. I would donate it to the Twin Falls, Idaho library (near Shoshone Falls), but they already have two copies. I figure someone here (within this thread) may want a copy for cheap. It was advertised as used, and I guess it was, but it seemed brand new in shrink-wrap. Anyway, it's in excellent shape. If anyone is interested in obtaining my copy -- please PM me.

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    The NY article was interesting... the artist surely is obsessed, and found people to finance his (very expensive) project. That alone is no small accomplishment. Not to mention actually completing the project.
    I would like to see the exhibit in LA, just to answer the question. Can you appreciate the photographs as art without knowing the legend? Or is the legend the point, and are the photographs just illustrations? A common saying about art is "nobody cares how hard it was to make". I wonder if the difficulty and persistence is indeed the point of this work. I don't see getting to LA any time soon so I'll probably never know.

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Perhaps Cooper's quest is the art and he gains most

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    [QUOTE=mmerig;1524611]The above quote was about the book Shoshone Falls


    Actually I was responding to someone else about Cooper's latest book.

    Have you seen this? http://www.markklettphotography.com/...survey-project

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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    [QUOTE=Andrew Tymon;1524626]
    Quote Originally Posted by mmerig View Post
    The above quote was about the book Shoshone Falls


    Actually I was responding to someone else about Cooper's latest book.

    Have you seen this? http://www.markklettphotography.com/...survey-project
    Thanks for the clarification; I confused your response with mpirie's post #49.
    By the way, I am familiar with Mark Klett's work, mainly the "Third View, second sights".

    I have a similar, ongoing project in NW Wyoming, with about 190 scene repeats so far, and will likely finish up with about 250 scenes, 85 of which are second-view and third-views. The second-views (first repeats) were from George Gruell's work in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

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