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

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Thanks for that link, Jim. I'll have to wait for a rainy day to endure the whole thing. Indeed an intense fellow, like the mad scientist in Back to the Future. I don't know if that frame of mind helps or hurts a person making photographs. Hard to tell over the web just how eloquent those prints might or might not be.
    Drew,

    It’s a fun video. His off the cuff speaking manner is rough sometimes, he drops f bombs on a regular basis. He’s incredibly passionate about what he does, and his passion is probably the one main idea that resonates throughout. I just ordered his most recent book to really get a chance to study his work. What he did on this project is quite amazing. His working methodology is quite interesting, one piece of film for any composition along his journey. I admire his passion.

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

    I liked Thomas Joshua Cooper's non-ted talk, he starts out a bit rough and shifts into the smoothness of a repeated tale. His story.

    His word placements are different and he uses varying emphasis.

    A deep mind at work trying hard to communicate in common language.

    In 2 hours he moves the listener onto his path.

    Try that sometime, not easy.



    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becia View Post
    Thereís an interesting YouTube presentation by him. Well worth watching as far as Iím concerned.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MQEF1c0Q0AY
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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becia View Post
    I just ordered his most recent book to really get a chance to study his work. What he did on this project is quite amazing. His working methodology is quite interesting, one piece of film for any composition along his journey. I admire his passion.
    You won't be disappointed with Refuge Jim. I have 6 of TJC's books and the quality of printing is excellent.

    I've been a follower of his ever since my photography tutor showed me Dreaming the Gokstadt back in the 80's.

    He also has a lesser known volume called Scattered Waters in which the images are made locally to me.

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

    I have six of Thomas's books too and found Refuge really disappointing, non of the printed pictures in the book are sharp. Some Rivers, some trees some rocks and some seas is probably my favorite, Shoshone Falls is good too. I loved the first two books since I found them at the Uni library in the 90's.

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

    Do you mean the reproductions are poorly done and unsharp?

    Or are the originals?

    Or was intent of maker to make less sharp?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Tymon View Post
    I have six of Thomas's books too and found Refuge really disappointing, non of the printed pictures in the book are sharp. Some Rivers, some trees some rocks and some seas is probably my favorite, Shoshone Falls is good too. I loved the first two books since I found them at the Uni library in the 90's.
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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    I'd have to agree with Andrew, the quality of printing in Refuge is not the same as his other books.

    It may be down to the quality of the paper.

    Mike

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

    Which of his books would be a good introduction to his work?
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    Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Do you mean the reproductions are poorly done and unsharp?

    Or are the originals?

    Or was intent of maker to make less sharp?
    The reproductions are of poor quality he could have used a Holga.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Biggerstaff View Post
    Which of his books would be a good introduction to his work?
    I would say the Some Rivers, some trees, some rocks and some seas if you can get a used copy. Dreaming the Gokstadt is a fave too.

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

    Thanks!
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