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visualJAZZ

photography series of urban scenes

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i am thinking of doing a larger series of photos of this style. if you like, prints may be available, if they become available i will post info.

<img src="http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/woodcut/1046/cansandrails.gif"

<img src="http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/woodcut/1046/cansandwall.gif"

i have the one of the wall framed as an 8x10, it looks nice.

<img src="http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/woodcut/1046/oldbuilding.gif"

<img src="http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/woodcut/1046/rrbuildingsmall.gif"

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nice.....

i like the first(minus the cans)and last ones...

got anymore worth posting?

 

[This message has been edited by brown twinkie (edited 08-10-2001).]

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i like the photos and all, but are the cans really necessary in BOTH pictures? in one maybe, but in both they kinda take away from the rest....just my opinion...

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i think in the first one the cans suck i think the second works well with the cans and the rail road station one is dope as hell... but i wouldnt call them urban scenes either they all look pretty rural to me...

 

everyones a critic.

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three of the photos are from a midtown area, and the one of the wall with the tag on it is from downtown around some old warehouses. so they are urban i guess, but we have alot of trees in the city here so it makes it look rural kinda.

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The flicks look pretty nice. The one thing I can't stand about "urban" photography is the number of times I've seen graffiti imagery stolen and then sold in the form of a photograph. Some asshole photographed a production we did a while back and sold it for a few hundred bucks. Where is my royalty check asshole? Make sure you credit the writers, if you don't, it's like a slap in the face. I've even seen graffiti postcards with pieces I recognize on them, again no hint of a credit.

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If somebody takes your work which was intended to be freely exhibited to the public and sells it for money, something is wrong. At least they can take the time to understand and respect the work they are exploiting to pay the bills.

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nice flicks, as has already been said, i would lose the cans, it makes the shot look set up. just focus on composition... keep it up though...

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i got a bunch of stuff that i did for an art show last year, maybe ill dig it up... urban photography is king.

 

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its not like i would be marketing photos of the pieces (i'm sure your average joe could give a sh!t for who did the graff) the photos would be marketed for the actual photo. besides prints of this stuff probably wont make it past the walls of my apartment. i'm really doing this for myself. but if someone is interested in purchacing prints, i would jump on the chance to sell.

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what you are doing is different than what I was talking about. Imagine square on colour photographs of a production being offered up for sale, that's what I'm talking about.

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Originally posted by ulcer:

The flicks look pretty nice. The one thing I can't stand about "urban" photography is the number of times I've seen graffiti imagery stolen and then sold in the form of a photograph. Some asshole photographed a production we did a while back and sold it for a few hundred bucks. Where is my royalty check asshole? Make sure you credit the writers, if you don't, it's like a slap in the face. I've even seen graffiti postcards with pieces I recognize on them, again no hint of a credit.

 

If you want credit for your work do some legal painting..if you want to get paid everytime somebody enjoys a piece then you are doing this for the wrong reasons.

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I guess I'm a "pseudo photographer" so I'll post some stuff. I've been unbelievably lazy, and havent shot any B+W since the winter...so heres some of what was on that last roll....

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/adwall.jpg'>

Anyone know the name of that NYC photographer who was doing a book on old sign painting? I remember seeing somthing on mediaTV along time ago about him....the subject is fascenating and every city has them tucked away somewhere...

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/bankfront.jpg'>

In most major cities in canada you'll see lots of this. dozens of banks, big and small, dating back to the turn of the century, with ornate roman pillars and detailed stone work left to rot. the larger bank building in the back is used by police swat teams for training...

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/between.jpg'>

The garment district here always makes me nostalgic for the neighbourhood in toronto that I grew up in. all the buildings look like smaller versions of the ones on spadina...

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http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/bridge2.jpg'>

this is an old railroad drawbridge....this part used to be filled with a poured concrete counter weight.

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/bwstreet.jpg'>

My neighbourhood. it looks beautiful but its hard to appriciate when its -36

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/cbcdoor.jpg'>

another bank door. thats a devious tag before you ask...

http://www.escape.ca/~cmillar/stairwell.jpg'>

this is a bland shot, but I included it so I could mention somthing. the top left window is actually a washroom. Its quite a weird fucking thing to sit on the shitter and face a massive picture window that looks out over the whole north end of town....

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