No, I realise that you didn’t invite us to look through David’s 1500 images, I was just overwhelmed by the sheer number of them and expected to see more of the type of imagery you highlighted.
Yes, I suppose it could be argued that all art criticism could be construed as such but I guess that only works if I agree with the criticism. (Not sure if that makes sense or not).
Anyway apologies if I offended you, that was not my intention.]]>
* Where above did I invite you to look at a portfolio of 1,500 images?
* What art criticism *isn’t* of the “it’s good because I say it is” school?
You invite us to look at David Yee’s portfolio; the link of which takes us to a Flickr page. I don’t have the time to flip though the 1,500 images (edit people, edit!!) but it would seem to me that the bulk of Yee’s very competent portfolio is comprised of the very type of imagery that you describes yourself as becoming weary of. The image that you have highlited as “terrifyingly original” would seem to be the black sheep of the set]]>
Place that same figure (in B&W or color) in the same mid motion position next to the same car on a city street, and you’d have yet another street photograph appreciated only by other street photographers…]]>
although, by your definition, i’d say, while this image does hint at the zipzap half of the recipe, it clearly lacks the organization of scene necessary to make as savory as it could be…
i’ve been lurking, and i like your words very much. i usually prefer to lurk, and very rarely comment, but “visual proscuitto”?… i just had to say something!
thanks for your eloquence.]]>
The replies in the Discussion Forum are also well worth a read.