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Why do people post images to gallery sites?


Hugeknot 9 1.2k 2 Iceland
15 Sep 2005 5:26AM
To take advantage of a unique artistic opportunity. I can't think of another art form where you can get instant responses by sharing with like minded people. I am a musician, but if I could upload a new song or recording and have other musician appraise my work honestly, I would spend less time on this website.

Oh and I selfishly love getting c#*!$s.

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Mixpix 10 1.1k England
15 Sep 2005 5:29AM
Boredom... A lot of the stuff I post is not good and I know that when I post it. I do it simply because the opportunity is there and quite often I regret it very soon after.
15 Sep 2005 5:39AM
try www.thehideaway.org if you want to upload songs and pictures.

It's not that I don't like the picture of the conker I just wonder what motivated it.

My motivation is mainly to create something interesting or stimilating that other people want to look at. People do want to look at my stuff, it is on sale in various outlets and I am going to a gallery opening tonight in Leeds featuring my work.

The trouble with this site is that people are only complimentary. I would like to stimulate debate.

If people want to look at pictures of conkers fine, but I don't think you would sell it in a gallery.
Robert
15 Sep 2005 5:44AM
I would tend to take more notice of abwhitt if he/she had actually posted any pictures on this site.

I've shown you mine now show me yours.
Robert
Mixpix 10 1.1k England
15 Sep 2005 5:49AM
Its all subjective Robert, he may not have any pictures but he is still entitled to his opinion. There may be numerous reasons he hasn't posted, maybe he is just too embarrassed. I don't know him so I don't know.
answersonapostcard e2
10 12.7k 15 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 5:49AM
Where in Leeds Robert if I may ask? I'm sure people would be interested, especially if its as good as alot of work on your web site.
Hugeknot 9 1.2k 2 Iceland
15 Sep 2005 5:52AM
Thanks Robert, I have registered with the site.
ardbeg77 10 1.2k 6 Sao Tome And Principe
15 Sep 2005 5:58AM
Thanks Robert - that clarifies your position slightly for me.

I agree more constructive criticism is better - but I think there is a lot more around now if you look.

Good luck with the exhibition.

Steve
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
15 Sep 2005 6:07AM

Quote:It's not that I don't like the picture of the conker I just wonder what motivated it.

Hopefully I have answered that on the picture now


Quote:My motivation is mainly to create something interesting or stimilating that other people want to look at.
Me too Smile


Quote:The trouble with this site is that people are only complimentary. I would like to stimulate debate.

Nothing wrong with that.


Quote:If people want to look at pictures of conkers fine, but I don't think you would sell it in a gallery.

May be not, but is that the standard for what makes art good? I bet it would if it had Damien hurst, or tracy Emins name on it Smile

Chris
kevan 13 447
15 Sep 2005 6:08AM
With all due respect, Robert, you seem to be being somewhat hypocritical. In your profile you state that "everybody's art is their own" and yet you are being dismissive of someone else's work, implying it is trite and unworthy.

Why should a conker be any less worthy a photographic subject than a discarded glove and piece of rubbish, or a lamp in the shape of a star?

Perhaps you don't appreciate the tension between the sharp spines and smooth skin? or maybe the fact that only a small section of the whole is shown? (less is more remember?)

In general, I am not one to appreciate a great deal of so-called 'fine-art' photography, much of which relies on grand statements about the 'concept' to hold water, rather than the visual (photography is, after all, a visual art). However, I am open-minded enough to appreciate that some imagery, although not something I would consider producing myself, has aesthetic merit. Maybe you should be a little more open-minded yourself?

Kevan
nigelf22 10 583
15 Sep 2005 6:12AM
Jackson Pollock....?

Surreal mispelling moment - now corrected
Mixpix 10 1.1k England
15 Sep 2005 6:14AM
Its a cool conker Smile
macroman 11 15.3k England
15 Sep 2005 10:26AM

Quote:Why would anyone want to look at a close-up of a conker for example?

Or a bunch of carrots or a window? The only thing I would say about your portfolio, is it's different




Whats wrong with conkers, or carrots for that matter?


By the way, nice portfolio!
Cephus 10 2.2k England
15 Sep 2005 10:33AM
The carrots were a bit on the manky side.

:o)

Peter
macroman 11 15.3k England
15 Sep 2005 10:52AM
Blackadder???

Crikey it's the Milky Bar Kid!

LoL

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