“I’m tired of this trend of taking unimaginative, dumb, poorly composed pictures and calling them art, simply because they were taken on an 8x10 Graflex in black and white. We have got to start appreciating good art and criticizing bad art. We need to uplift great photographs and dissolve this illusion of photography as an “Instagram” culture. The photographs in this post are crap, and yes that’s my opinion, and it counts just as much as this guy who made a long shutter release and took a dump in the woods. If this is what passes as art nowadays, I’m done.”
— “Allen Arrick” again (no votes, but my personal favorite)
March 12 2013 8:59 am • • 5 notes
“If there wasn’t a string, would this be relevant?”
— “Alex Minkin” (no votes)
March 12 2013 8:58 am •
“There is literally nothing to see here.”
— “michaelp42” (3 up 1 down)
March 12 2013 8:57 am •
“So sick of all these gimmicks. Clever does not equal creative.”
— “Allen Arrick” (9 up 2 down)
March 12 2013 8:57 am • • 2 notes
Wataru Yamamoto’s “Drawing a Line” was featured on PetaPixel last week. I’m now going to post my favorite comments on the article.
March 12 2013 8:56 am • • 6 notes
Hyperallergic: The Problem with Tumblr and Photography
this article by Jörg Colberg is a snooze fest based on it’s title and its general attitude. i can’t fully agree, not everyone is doing things poorly.
best quote i’ve seen about the article so far: “the younger generation of blogging just doesn’t respect the blog medium, things were different in my day.” haha Colberg says “…Tumblr is nothing but a variant of the very early photoblogs on steroids.” Who are these “early photoblogs” you discuss? Who deemed these early photoblogs as authority? Why do YOU get to create a standard? What if I don’t see the validity of your standard in anyway?
there is a severe problem with attributing on Tumblr by the photoblogging youth [17 & under in this case] right now, but everyone else really does not have an excuse. those kids don’t know any better. you definitely do.
March 9 2013 10:27 am • • 71 notes