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elisakraft

Member Since 14 May 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 21 2010 01:51 PM
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In Topic: What Do You Think Of My Photography Blog?

19 January 2010 - 01:49 PM

[quote name='digitalfrog' date='Jan 19 2010, 02:25 PM' post='16522']
That's besides the point, we are not concerned about collecting pictures and putting them in a space - the question is about referencing the authors and having their consent.
I have doubts this has been covered in this case.

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Beside the point?
mmmhmmm wrote:

What do you all think? suggestions? hates? likes?

I am only suggesting.
Referencing the authors is the most important part of a collection indeed.
Having their consent is nearly impossible for this kind of Blog (ex: Clean Lense). You can choose to work only with the appropriate Creative commons licenced pictures, or have a full time job running after the authors + spending all your money on rights.

I'm tired of the one and only speech about copyright, which is always the same and closing any interresting discussion about reproduction and picture recycling at the digital age. Anyone starting a discussion about this gets the answer: ILLEGAL. That no way of learning WHY referencing the author, or what collection pictures on a blog means on a political/ethic or social sense.
In the end we are only talking about "representation" or "representing representation". The same thing is happening in the music field for a long time now (remember hip-hop sampling in the 80's).
We know it is ILLEGAL, but it is not a reason to stop exchanging informations, learning from other, understanding what brings us to use and re-use other people's pictures. For some of us who realize it, it is an art form; for all the others is is becoming a language.

An old reference:
Walter Benjamin
# The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media, Harvard University Press, ISBN 0-674-02445-1



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In Topic: What Do You Think Of My Photography Blog?

19 January 2010 - 01:21 PM

The art of collecting is stongly develloping in contemporary arts, media & communication today.
Reprint, mixes are for me an interresting approach to understand the visual material you like or your working with.
Inspiration & quotes are part of every artistic process. One thing is for me really important though: having somewhere on your blog an Index, or a short text archive where you bring your ressources toghether. It says a lot about the frame you're working in. I made a similar experience with sound pieces and cover songs: finding the original ones, dates, artists, lyrics authors was really interresting. The list I set up was a new picture for itself.

Collecting is definitely an art form. In fact, it's a really old one and as any other kind of art, it has its golden rules. Take a look back on the first encyclopedists, or on ethnology researches, pay attention on how an archive's frame looks like. It is really easy to put together collections online now, Museums are taking care of collection for ages and I think it's worth looking at their work, now that nobody wants to visit museums anymore, when digital museums are available everywhere and always.
Young digital designers/ fashion-like/self proclaimed curators dudes often think that collecting is a new/free/fresh artform. It is in fact really ancient, but never was recognise as an art form for itself.

Take good care of the pictures you like.


In Topic: Recommend A Printer For Canvas?

19 November 2009 - 02:20 PM

If you are in the UK, I recomand the canvas print services:
http://www.photo-on-canvas.co.uk
Easy & good print quality.

In Topic: 30"x20" Canvas Prints

07 September 2009 - 02:50 PM

30x20 canvas prints are available at www.photo-on-canvas.co.uk for 85.00, i tried it out and think that price is OK for the print quality and fast delivery.
Hope it helps-
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