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How can art change society? People were invited to write down their thoughts on the exhibition and stick them on a wall. Lots of the messages are in languages I don't understand (none of them except English actually), so I didn't get a good overview. Still, I quite liked the look of the pencils and papers so I fiddled about with them and came up with this stark sort of image.

Thanks for looking
Chris Smile


I nearly didn't upload again as I'm so cross about all these fiddly changes, but I got another award for my "Everybody Move" pic from Meniko and andmolliethedog actually came back and gave his award which he wasn't able to the other day. So, what with Bill's, that's made three awards for that particular image which is amazing, and I needed that boost today as I'm a bit down in the dumps (but nothing to do with EPZ). Thank you so much. xxx

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:10-20mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Aug 2012 - 11:51 AM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Everyone's a Critic
Username:SlowSong SlowSong
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 12:47 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, London, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Tate, Writing on the wall
Votes:34

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:00 PM

EPZ changes are an ongoing scenario, but once mastered are a benefit. Congratulations on the awards Chris, your images are provoking stimulation. Here another something out of not muchSmile
Ron.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:41 PM

C'mon Chris It'll soon be tomorrow and the sun will be shining. I sometimes think I'm on the wrong site. You should put this image on the wall and show them what art is.

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7433 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1019 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:57 PM

I find the image intriguing. A bit like consumer surveys, customer feed-back - makes people feel they are contributing something but what is achieved?
Which could be interpreted as referring to site changes too.
I really don't like the strip of Gallery pictures running under each upload, they are a serious distraction. Otherwise I can live with the changes. I'm a stoic.
Moira

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:25 PM

EPZ seems to be changing daily at the moment! A fine capture, makes a great abstract....nice bit of fiddling about, too! Wink
Trev Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:36 PM

You have made a fab composition here Chris with all those triangles and squares. Love the mono except for the 'how'! It looks best with the lights turned out so that the gallery pictures are obliterated - then it really comes to life.
Ann

SmileSmileSmile

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:52 PM


Quote: Love the mono except for the 'how'!AnnSmileSmileSmile

Yeah, I know. Don't know why I did it. It's not been a good week so far so perhaps I was fiddling for the sake of it. Smile

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 3:43 PM

you've obviosuly been on one of those motivational courses....stick it notes are the new powerpoint...like it SmileSmile

Hop-A-Long
24 Aug 2012 - 4:21 PM

Nice documentary shot.

Andy

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41046 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:34 PM

A cathartic posting, Chris. Interestingly nobody has tried answering the question! (Nor me Smile)

Dave

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:07 PM

And to top off all the changes, eps seems to run very slowly after you all go to bed-- making commenting in the evening here just about impossible--I mean I folded 3 loads of laundry while commenting on about 10 images---

Very untidy desk up there! (your image)

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:38 PM

Hope you perk up, Chris...xx

Excellent shot of this messy feedback/forum corner.

I'm with you. I do NOT like the changes on EPZ. I loved the format before.

If it ain't broke, why fix it??

Andrew

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43230 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:45 PM

One must firstly distract our selves from the term 'Art', and think more in the terms of 'Expressionism', if we are ever going to truly understand 'How art can change Society'. Furthermore, one can think in the same way as we would if we were asked "Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?" "What came first Art of Society?"

Regards Nathan

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64430 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:49 PM


Quote: One must firstly distract our selves from the term 'Art', and think more in the terms of 'Expressionism', if we are ever going to truly understand 'How art can change Society'. Furthermore, one can think in the same way as we would if we were asked "Which came first, the Chicken or the Egg?" "What came first Art of Society?" Regards Nathan

That's very interesting Nathan. I think I'm more of an expressionism sort of person. I like my art with a bit of feeling and meaning.
x

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:00 PM

Interesting concept Chris - I think I would find the question hard to answer.
Brian.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:12 PM

A great capture Chris, sorry to hear you are down in the dumps... It's great to see you work!

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:01 PM

Liked trying to read as many as I could there Chris..great comp
and hope tomorrow brings a smile to you
and yes, quite frustrating these daily changes and
trying to decide if I want to renew next week or not!

Lillian

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 8:32 AM

I really like the "lights off" feature!!

Turning to your fascinating image it is well seen and presented.

Albert

posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 9:09 AM

It can't, but you can conjure up an image in a vacuum.....! I love it...hours of imaginary storytelling here Smile Try it...it might make you smile a little Wink

Barry

jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 5:32 PM

Collections of straight sided shapes always intrigue. What wonderful vision is displayed here.
jon

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:40 PM

Keep yer pecker up Chris, so to speak, things could be a helluva lot worse......As for the changes on EPZ, I think they're all for the best, although I'm not sure about the scroll as yet.....

All the best......Ade

meniko
meniko e2 Member 3meniko vcard Cyprus
26 Aug 2012 - 10:13 AM

the right angle , the right aperture, the right light ...
Every single detail seems so "right"!
Well done, I like this one,
Meniko

We are not able to change our life
but we can change a day
Smile

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 11:11 AM

Well composed and interesting image; works well in mono.
Rende

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2012 - 5:35 PM

a very interesting crop... of an image and opinions.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 3:41 AM

nicely done

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