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11/20/2012 10:16:57 PM · #1
Am I missing something, but why do you think this got on 1x, not exactly inspiring stuff
//1x.com/#!/photo/55248/all/latest-additions/only-a-fork

Like they said it is only a fork!!!

Message edited by author 2012-11-20 22:17:47.
11/20/2012 10:25:00 PM · #2
It is a masterpiece of grey scale, with incredible precision in composition and light & shadow. So it doesn't surprise me. It shows how ordinary can become extraordinary.
But it is just my opinion, I could be wrong.
11/20/2012 10:26:52 PM · #3
Originally posted by MNet:

It is a masterpiece of grey scale, with incredible precision in composition and light & shadow. So it doesn't surprise me. It shows how ordinary can become extraordinary.
But it is just my opinion, I could be wrong.


I guess it just shows you I'm not into technicalties,I like what I like b/c it looks good not b/c it's perfectly made, hmmm I wonder what that says about me>...lol!!
11/20/2012 10:30:23 PM · #4
Wickedly boring image. Sharp, clean, glossy, and well groomed attracts the masses. Like a movie star. I do like the shades of gray.
11/20/2012 10:34:38 PM · #5
It is not glossy, it is matt. And it won't attract masses because the subject is too ordinary.
11/20/2012 10:34:48 PM · #6
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Wickedly boring image. Sharp, clean, glossy, and well groomed attracts the masses. Like a movie star. I do like the shades of gray.


Does that mean most people who like these photos are boring people, hmm might make an interesting subject, why do we like what we like, I know why I do!
11/20/2012 10:39:01 PM · #7
Hmmm, I don't think it's even a particularly good picture, either...
11/20/2012 10:48:24 PM · #8
I am looking for inspiration. What photos inspire you?
11/20/2012 10:53:32 PM · #9
I like it. Not because of the technicals. I like it because the photographer took something ordinary and made a beautiful to look at picture out of it. It's very much a fork, and yet it is also not a fork at all, but lines and shapes, rectangles and curves, and beautiful shades of grey.

Does liking and speaking highly of such a picture make me boring in my tastes and part of the masses that don't know any better than to be attracted to the glossy, skinny, weightless, like-movie-stars pictures? I suppose to the art crowd, yes, it does. Do I care? Nope. I still kinda like the picture. :P
11/20/2012 10:54:49 PM · #10
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Wickedly boring image. Sharp, clean, glossy, and well groomed attracts the masses. Like a movie star. I do like the shades of gray.


Does that mean most people who like these photos are boring people, hmm might make an interesting subject, why do we like what we like, I know why I do!


No, not in my opinion. I think images like this are visually satisfying because of the simple contrast resulting in well defined lines. Easy for the brain to decipher, but it ends there. Thus, a flash of simplicity=wow, pretty. I'm sure some could find use for this type of imagery in a stylized kitchen or restaurant, or the break room in Ikea.
11/20/2012 11:02:47 PM · #11
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Wickedly boring image. Sharp, clean, glossy, and well groomed attracts the masses. Like a movie star. I do like the shades of gray.


Does that mean most people who like these photos are boring people, hmm might make an interesting subject, why do we like what we like, I know why I do!


No, not in my opinion. I think images like this are visually satisfying because of the simple contrast resulting in well defined lines. Easy for the brain to decipher, but it ends there. Thus, a flash of simplicity=wow, pretty. I'm sure some could find use for this type of imagery in a stylized kitchen or restaurant, or the break room in Ikea.


being an artist i can appreciate the concept and idea but as a photographer and asthetically and technically i dont agree! its totally uninspiring or pretty its only easy on the brain because the brains who wish to see it as a masterpiece are maybe not allwoing themselves the opportunity to think differently about photos and artwork, today we are too clinical and over simplyfy beauty and images are accessible only because we have been conditioned to accept this over the real hard work ive seen forks done much better even in DPC and this is not a great image im afraid i totally dissagree on all levels that it is anything but boring... and yes thats my opinion too ;O)

:D keep debating it makes us grow and see alternatives ;o)
11/20/2012 11:03:11 PM · #12
Well she did call it "Only a fork," so if nothing else she deserves credit for truth in advertising.

But I do think the tones, gradients, stretched reflection and how it all fits together in design makes for a nice image.
11/20/2012 11:05:12 PM · #13
Originally posted by ursula:

I like it. Not because of the technicals. I like it because the photographer took something ordinary and made a beautiful to look at picture out of it. It's very much a fork, and yet it is also not a fork at all, but lines and shapes, rectangles and curves, and beautiful shades of grey.

Does liking and speaking highly of such a picture make me boring in my tastes and part of the masses that don't know any better than to be attracted to the glossy, skinny, weightless, like-movie-stars pictures? I suppose to the art crowd, yes, it does. Do I care? Nope. I still kinda like the picture. :P


I'll buy you a print for your kitchen. :) it is very much appealing, just boring (too me!).

I don't think one needs to "know" anything. This type of image is initially physiologically stimulating, thus it will have an instant appeal to the majority. If it appeals beyond that, then you are applying your own artistic self. I find the image dull after the initial impression, that is a comment on my artistic self.
11/20/2012 11:10:33 PM · #14
Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.
11/20/2012 11:15:07 PM · #15
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Originally posted by ursula:

I like it. Not because of the technicals. I like it because the photographer took something ordinary and made a beautiful to look at picture out of it. It's very much a fork, and yet it is also not a fork at all, but lines and shapes, rectangles and curves, and beautiful shades of grey.

Does liking and speaking highly of such a picture make me boring in my tastes and part of the masses that don't know any better than to be attracted to the glossy, skinny, weightless, like-movie-stars pictures? I suppose to the art crowd, yes, it does. Do I care? Nope. I still kinda like the picture. :P


I'll buy you a print for your kitchen. :) it is very much appealing, just boring (too me!).

I don't think one needs to "know" anything. This type of image is initially physiologically stimulating, thus it will have an instant appeal to the majority. If it appeals beyond that, then you are applying your own artistic self. I find the image dull after the initial impression, that is a comment on my artistic self.


Yeah, it is. I have always gone between great enjoyment at the variety of perceptions that people have when it comes to art, and astonishment, sometimes utter perplexity, at the whys of what people like when it comes to art. All that makes for an interesting world though.

But, about the print, thanks, but, no, thanks. I got my own forks to hang, if I want to :)))
11/20/2012 11:16:37 PM · #16
Originally posted by MNet:

Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.


How in the world did you get the idea that artist have to justify anything? :)
11/20/2012 11:17:29 PM · #17
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Yes I did notice that, humble I guess!

Message edited by author 2012-11-20 23:18:19.
11/20/2012 11:19:55 PM · #18
Originally posted by MNet:

Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.


yes being an artist can have its drawbacks lol ;) but like i say appreciation of something on a technical or conceptual level doesnt make the work great and too often can be seen as great even if it is not... reminds me of the shovel on at the WA Gallery, its art because an artist takes it out of the ordinary and gives it meaning... like i say as a concept thats fine but as a celebrated piece of art im sorry its just BS, and this fork says the same thing to me ;O) lol
11/20/2012 11:24:18 PM · #19
Originally posted by MNet:

Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.


Ha! Artists never justify their opinions - they hold them tight!
11/20/2012 11:45:30 PM · #20
Originally posted by mariuca:

Originally posted by MNet:

Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.


Ha! Artists never justify their opinions - they hold them tight!

I have noticed ;)
11/21/2012 12:11:25 AM · #21
Originally posted by MNet:

Originally posted by mariuca:

Originally posted by MNet:

Sometimes I am pleased I am not an artist ;) This way I don't have to justify my opinions.


Ha! Artists never justify their opinions - they hold them tight!

I have noticed ;)


very true ;o) and yet can be more open at the same time to new thoughts and processes ;O) lol very good to see the debates and subtle and not so subtle sarcasm hehehehehe :O)

and art/photo critics are worse ;O)

Message edited by author 2012-11-21 00:12:30.
11/21/2012 02:48:49 AM · #22
Technically its so good I only see the imperfect shape of the fork, thats about it...
11/21/2012 02:53:24 AM · #23
Originally posted by tanguera:

Hmmm, I don't think it's even a particularly good picture, either...


+1

I have seen much better images of this kind here. Nothing special for me...
11/21/2012 03:34:38 AM · #24
At the end of the day who gives a fork.....

Sorry very bad pun, nice technical detail and living in a place famous for its cutlery it has a minimalist appeal but its not a wow shot

I do like the relationship with the reflection though it being bigger than the original fork
11/21/2012 04:00:40 AM · #25
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

living in a place famous for its cutlery

It is crockery from Delft that the Netherlands are known for, from my limited knowledge ;)
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