Friday, October 7, 2016

Have a great weekend


Low res magic

This is to follow up on my idea on art and photography and my view that super accuracy is a silly techie interest that does not serve the art. These images were shot with a low res smart phone. What appear to be shortcomings actually create interesting images. This is in my opinion.


Low res magic

This is to follow up on my idea on art and photography and my view that super accuracy is a silly techie interest that does not serve the art. These images were shot with a low res smart phone. What appear to be shortcomings actually create interesting images. This is in my opinion.


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Classic

Sunday afternoon at Central Park way back in 1970. This was known as making the scene. Not possible today because everyone is texting or using their cell phones. Sad, really.


The neighborhood


It is hard to say if the traditional neighborhoods will survive. They are being taken over by hipsters who fancy themselves as living in a real  ethnic place while  adding their ridiculous restaurants that serve all sorts of invented dishes usually generically called fusion entrees. They also open large number of galleries because all hipsters fancy themselves as artists. This photo is from the eighties and the place is Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. It was a time when the place was real. In this butcher shop you  couls still buy stigghioli, capozzelle and sanguinaccio along with cosi di rintra and sasizza cunsata. No veal picard or other trendy cuts. What can I say.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

It will soon look like this

Here in the city it still looks like summer. No fall foliage yet. It will take a few more weeks. It's always fun to shoot this amazing natural show in bright or dull light. The feeling changes but awe remains.




Monday, October 3, 2016

Fooling around

At times I feel like bending the rules. Instead of going crazy about resolution and color accuracy that are really anti art and just super silly techie garbage, I try to use an image in a more graphical manner. Not really abstract but outside the norms. In these images, I used a rather old camera that had a lens that today's techies would dismiss as being plainly low res. I then scanned them photo graphic. I dare say artistic but I do not consider myself an artist nor do I consider photography a true art form. If photography is ever to be an art form, it must move away from all the tech nonsense and get back to making graphic images. If I need super accuracy or super naturalism, I already have my eyes and I do not need a camera. Just my opinion. You are naturally at liberty to dissent.



with a rather poor scanner. The result are images that may not be true to life but are very