08 May, 2006

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14 Comments:

At 8/5/06 17:31, Blogger Tom said...

hi, only a question: "is it exactly what you want to obtain?".
I mean, I don't like so much this photo. I suppose you do.So please, can you explain to me the reason why you consider this a good shot?
thank you.

 
At 8/5/06 20:20, Blogger Fredocarlo said...

Hi tom,
I'll put you in the context so you'll get it.
It's a saturday afternoon, the sun is going down, i'm in plaza cataluña (the central plaza in Barcelona) waiting for a friend... but the friend is late and I start wondering around, There's this big stage that they put up for a conference and speech on the new constitution of Cataluña, a concert is being given by a catalan rock band, the situation seems awkard at that moment and I start taking pictures of the people there, the "catalanistas".... I have many others... but that's the one I think that reflects the feeling I had at that particular event. and to determine what is a good shot is to subjective, I don't consider it being a good shot in terms of plastic results, but a great one in terms of what it contains.
did this help?
feel free to ask more.
Hasta luego

 
At 8/5/06 22:06, Blogger Wobazz said...

Between the last two shots that's the one I prefer: the dog with the Catalan flag is a funny example of what you can find when you meet some true Catalanistas!
It also describes in a nice plastic way the ironic point of view that a foreigner like me can have at these meetings...

 
At 9/5/06 00:40, Blogger vinz said...

well...
i must say that I didn't notice the catalunya flag, now I got it even if I first looked at it as the Emergency's one! (with holga colours you never know!)
now the photo looks more interesting, obviously!!
anyway i think that asking an explanation about a picture is absolutely normal, but -in my opinion- is very hard to ask why someone considers his shot a good one... cos, for example, if you look heptalogue for a while you perfectly know that the answer you're waiting you isn't goin to satisfy you so much...
i mean tastes are tastes, but lomography si lomography and so if a photographer trusts in a holga blindly we should trust in him (or her) too... well, not blindly cos asking is the best way to understand something, but enough to not try to make a very-fast-made picture becoming an addition of reason and tech factors...
at least that's what i think and what I like of this "world": just trust in this "little", low-tech and black piece of plastic.
i love this site!
i feel sorry cos i talked too much again! maybe cos I had a conversation like this on my last (and only second) picture with an anonymous user and even if pictures should talk by theirselves sometimes talk is a chance for us to grow up.
VinZ

 
At 9/5/06 01:46, Blogger Fredocarlo said...

The problem now with lomography is that plasticly, whatever u do will always come out with this special "lomo touch" and this special touch is pretty tricky and dangerous cause it gives an immediate artistic, different point of view - dangerous indeed - giving accessibility to everyone - giving the chance of appearing as a good photographer or lomographer, call it as you wish..... and here is my dilema. U see for example, if that day i had my 35 mm camera i usually carry around ( and actually i do much more with it), i would have done the same shot. Now, applying lomography to the esthetic of street photography is fairely new, and easy (in the esthetic point of view) but complicated (but possible) if you're working on a project where we're speeking of series, reportage and trying to obtain "contenu". cause you obtain at the end the same effects....
Now, double exposures, cross-processing, vibrations, experimentations have always existed in photography and what bugs me is that lomography is very trendy nowadays and people seem to forget the real essence of what is to photography.
But I agree and understand the Heptalogue, I do follow it of course since I use the Holga, but I also like to use the holga in a more attentive way, and that's what makes me feel good, try to create a selfstanding picture with a simple plastic box. ( Look at the december archives: my first intent of doing a reportage with the Holga)
take care

 
At 9/5/06 09:34, Anonymous Anonymous said...

another question :why did you cut the woman 's head ? i mean did you want to make a professional shot ( this picture reminds me some exhibition i ve seen ,about old freaky woman super pijas in new york city )or maybe its because you just said lady can i take the picture of you lovely dog ? and you didnt dare take the pic of her face , or you wanted to send a message trought this catalanist dog , even the dogs are catalans in barcelona ....personally i prefer the first shot , its fresh !this one seems to me as i said at the beginning like a copy of the famous photograph job
waiting for your next pics!
ciao!

 
At 9/5/06 11:22, Blogger vinz said...

well... i remember those december colorful shots...
i agree with you when you talk about photos and lomography as a trend.
nowadays everybody are interested in these stuff like they are interested in that kind of jeans they sell ruined and spoiled already... everybody loves vintage in a trendy way, so now you can find holga in clothes shops in turin.
actually i talked this way, in the previous post, citing the heptalogue, trying to answer to tom's question (even if it wasn't for me :P)...
anyway i don't want and i don't have time to talk anymore but i agree with you dear fredocarlo...
waiting for other shots, loving colours of most of the ones you posted already.
bye, vinz

 
At 9/5/06 11:32, Blogger Wobazz said...

A question for the anonimous: do you know something more about photography than some expositions seen quickly and the rules to take a good shot at the beach (i.e. the head and the feet must be in the picture)?
Could you at least sign yourself in future?
Thanks

 
At 9/5/06 11:41, Blogger vinz said...

well...
the head and the feet are in the picture!
the dog's ones.

...

vz

 
At 9/5/06 14:34, Blogger Fredocarlo said...

thanks wobazz!!! hehe

 
At 9/5/06 15:46, Blogger Tom said...

I think everyone here has to respect a little more the others.
if someone asks a question, everything apart from the answer is unnecessary.

 
At 9/5/06 19:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well its not food , not the piece master of your life , not your sister , and not the holy graal ...its just a picture !so be modest you ll be smart !
i m still waiting for a tiny answer for my tiny question ...
aurelia<------does it change something?
YES!!! cause moralité :"il ne fait pas bon être anonyme sur le blog de l oeil plastic!"

 
At 10/5/06 01:05, Blogger Fredocarlo said...

....guys, maybe we should all calm down here.... I wasn't expecting that... this is a gallery where it is free for everyone to exhibit and see their own work from a different perspective. The commentaries are also part of the blog, part of the second phase where critics are constructive and well accepted .... I do apologize Tom for getting away from the subject at one point.
And at last, who said this was a master piece!!!??? If these were, do you think we would be still talking crap around these pics?
....and to your tiny question anonimo I will respond I don't know,u just feel it when it comes.

 
At 10/5/06 09:15, Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course it was ironic i didn t say you thought it was a master piece ...but i get surprised when you please everybody to calm down after thank wobazz for his strange comment ,instead of answer normally to my question
too much noise for nothing

 

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