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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Quote Originally Posted by John Layton View Post
    Daniel that's stunning...and a perfect use of PMK!
    Entirely agree with John, if it doesn't sound a little 'hackneyed', I'd say that there's some 'real energy, in this image

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    An obsession with hardware could be an obstacle to art regardless of the hardware. The best musicians usually sound great on even an average instrument. Is a poet limited by a haiku, or liberated by it? When I look at a Brett Weston print, I see the "glow" whether it was an 8x10 contact or a 6x6 or 6x7 enlargement. Perhaps there is even someone out there who can create that look with digital. But for me the print like the haiku is the art. The image on a screen is only an approximation.

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    A digital version of Brett W ? - sounds like a 60's Japanese clay-model Godzilla movie! I've seen some of his prints competently reproduced using rather expensive press techniques; but even that is no substitute for the real deal. Even the 100:1 price tag would give one that clue, if they can't see the difference for themselves. I was frequently in that neighborhood at one time and could spot a BW print clear across the room, with that signature "glow".

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    A digital version of Brett W ? - sounds like a 60's Japanese clay-model Godzilla movie! I've seen some of his prints competently reproduced using rather expensive press techniques; but even that is no substitute for the real deal. Even the 100:1 price tag would give one that clue, if they can't see the difference for themselves. I was frequently in that neighborhood at one time and could spot a BW print clear across the room, with that signature "glow".
    I have the Lodima Porfolio series, but I agree. While the reproduced photos are good. They cannot match a real print. I have been lucky enough to closely examine half a dozen originals owned by friends and acquaintances and see others up close in shows. They never fail to inspire me.

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Plume View Post
    Entirely agree with John, if it doesn't sound a little 'hackneyed', I'd say that there's some 'real energy, in this image

    Great stuff, my best

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    Thank You Andrew!
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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Despite having been a computer technician in the late 1950s, I didn't get serious about digital cameras until 10 years ago. Of course the best of those old analog photos were better in some ways than the best of the digital images. Yet, I've perhaps done more for more people with photography in those 10 years than in the 60 years before. That is more satisfying than merely pleasing myself.

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Is analog gear an obstacle to art? Personally, I don't think so. Aim and spray with a digital camera and post on a FB feed or on Instagram....you can call it art. Yesterday I ran across this video of Adam Jahiel (if you don't know him, a respected pro photographer), talking about his process, & I think it adresses the choices that artists make.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV7G...26gaqlrCs17Wvk

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    Re: Is the obsession with analogue gearing an obstacle to art?

    Obsessing over anything other than one's art will be an obstacle to one's art, unless one's art is about one's obsession(s).
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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