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10/20/2004 09:22:24 AM · #1
Finally, a challenge description that truly leaves it up to the artist and the viewer to interpret!

This should be interesting!

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 09:22:39.
10/20/2004 09:29:59 AM · #2
Interesting indeed, and highly location-dependent. Poverty in Bangladesh might mean that you're down to your last chicken, whereas around here it means you have to pass up the Jaguar in favor of a Honda.
10/20/2004 09:35:55 AM · #3
what does this word mean?
10/20/2004 09:36:31 AM · #4
Or it could be non-financial poverty...
Originally posted by scalvert:

Interesting indeed, and highly location-dependent. Poverty in Bangladesh might mean that you're down to your last chicken, whereas around here it means you have to pass up the Jaguar in favor of a Honda.
10/20/2004 09:38:19 AM · #5
From Merriam-Webster online (//www.m-w.com/):
1 a : the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions b : renunciation as a member of a religious order of the right as an individual to own property
2 : SCARCITY, DEARTH
3 a : debility due to malnutrition b : lack of fertility
Originally posted by heida:

what does this word mean?
10/20/2004 09:44:51 AM · #6
Originally posted by heida:

what does this word mean?


It means Librodo is about to get another ribbon.
10/20/2004 09:47:34 AM · #7
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by heida:

what does this word mean?


It means Librodo is about to get another ribbon.


AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ;-) How right you are!!
10/20/2004 09:56:55 AM · #8
Originally posted by kosmikkreeper:

Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by heida:

what does this word mean?


It means Librodo is about to get another ribbon.


AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! ;-) How right you are!!


LOL

ok so its means poor or something like that?
10/20/2004 10:05:50 AM · #9
Ribbon for Librodo was my guess as well.

Now being stuck in Switzerland, I will have to look HARD for inspiration or model.
The Swiss, on the other hand, are indeed poor emotionally, spiritually but how do you photograph that? :)
Yet another reason to leave this country...

ugh!

Wu
10/20/2004 10:12:11 AM · #10
Originally posted by heida:

ok so its means poor or something like that?


Correct. Extremely poor.
10/20/2004 10:21:27 AM · #11
Originally posted by _wu_:

Ribbon for Librodo was my guess as well.

Now being stuck in Switzerland, I will have to look HARD for inspiration or model.
The Swiss, on the other hand, are indeed poor emotionally, spiritually but how do you photograph that? :)
Yet another reason to leave this country...

ugh!

Wu


As an American who has never had the opportunity to visit Switzerland, I am curious about your comment. Why do you think so? What do you see in the people around you that makes you say they are emotionally, spiritually poor? Oh, and please don't misunderstand :-) I am not asking you to defend your comment. I am genuinely curious.

p.s. I often think the same of Americans; We have it really good over here despite our politician's best efforts to screw it up but it does seem at times that folks are more interested in keeping up with the latest and greatest as opposed to living an 'examined life'.
10/20/2004 10:27:12 AM · #12
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by heida:

what does this word mean?


It means Librodo is about to get another ribbon.


This was exactly my thought before I read your comment. This should be an interesting challenge, to see who comes in second & third.

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 10:27:47.
10/20/2004 10:31:06 AM · #13
Originally posted by _wu_:

Ribbon for Librodo was my guess as well.

Now being stuck in Switzerland, I will have to look HARD for inspiration or model.
The Swiss, on the other hand, are indeed poor emotionally, spiritually but how do you photograph that? :)
Yet another reason to leave this country...

ugh!

Wu


All gray tones, I guess.
10/20/2004 10:37:12 AM · #14
Digistoune...to somewhat address your question:

As someone who was born in Germany and moved over to Canada with my family I can say that the pictures are pretty but my parents are extremely happy to be here.

In Germany (and perhaps surrounding countries), they highly value efficiency and progress.

When they visit Canada, my German cousins are always surprised to see people waiting in line at the bus stop, or cashiers smiling at the checkout or strangers making conversation with them.

I love Germany, but I love the warmth and care that people have for each other in Canada even more...

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 10:37:54.
10/20/2004 11:31:08 AM · #15
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:



When they visit Canada, my German cousins are always surprised to see people waiting in line at the bus stop, or cashiers smiling at the checkout or strangers making conversation with them.

I love Germany, but I love the warmth and care that people have for each other in Canada even more...


ooohh, completely OT, but now I want to move to Canada...
Will you invite me :)

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 11:31:25.
10/20/2004 11:32:01 AM · #16
Yup, that's a Blue for Librodo.
10/20/2004 11:40:16 AM · #17
I just hope this doesn't turn out to be an all out photographic assault on the homeless.
10/20/2004 11:48:19 AM · #18
2 : SCARCITY, DEARTH
3 a : debility due to malnutrition b : lack of fertility

Could make an awesome landscape!
Like David Sidwell's "Seeking Forgiveness"

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10/20/2004 11:57:40 AM · #19
Originally posted by Gringo:


Could make an awesome landscape!
Like David Sidwell's "Seeking Forgiveness"


...but with sheets that don't look so Tide-clean! That's the only thing that bugs me about that photo, it looks much too set up with that freshly washed brilliant bright sheet...other than that it's great!

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 11:57:55.
10/20/2004 12:00:39 PM · #20
Originally posted by thatcloudthere:

Digistoune...to somewhat address your question:

As someone who was born in Germany and moved over to Canada with my family I can say that the pictures are pretty but my parents are extremely happy to be here.

In Germany (and perhaps surrounding countries), they highly value efficiency and progress.

When they visit Canada, my German cousins are always surprised to see people waiting in line at the bus stop, or cashiers smiling at the checkout or strangers making conversation with them.

I love Germany, but I love the warmth and care that people have for each other in Canada even more...


This is quite similar to my own experience(s). When I ask myself why this so, I imagine 85.000.000 people sharing a space roughly a third of British Columbia. Then, I'm surprised Germans are as mild and civil as they are. ;-)
10/20/2004 12:12:30 PM · #21
Yeah, that's the other thing...no open spaces. Every town is about a five minute drive from the next...

I love living in the middle of a postcard!
10/20/2004 12:20:10 PM · #22
Originally posted by digistoune:


As an American who has never had the opportunity to visit Switzerland, I am curious about your comment. Why do you think so? What do you see in the people around you that makes you say they are emotionally, spiritually poor? Oh, and please don't misunderstand :-) I am not asking you to defend your comment. I am genuinely curious.


All you will read here is my personal opinion.
Swiss people take everything for granted. They don't fight for anything, because they already have it. They seem to have no dreams, as if they dream of something they go to a shop and buy it.
They consider their homeland to be a paradise (I heard it myself from a few Swiss) that anyone would kill to live in.
The kids don't live with the parrents as everyone can afford renting a flat. No strong family connections exist.
People are looking at each other with boredom and lack of any wormth.
No creativity is needed, no competition, no self-development, as if you finish a school you get a job, and if you get a job you can afford a decent life with no stresses in it.

And the thing that drives me crazy is complete lack of crazyness, fantasy. Everything is done according to rules and noone dares to cross any line to stand out of the swiss crowd.

Yet, Switzerland has the highest suicide rate, divorce rate and drug-addiction rate in Europe (including the new countries - by the way I come from one of them - Poland). Isn't that strange?
Does that mean money really isn't the happiness driving factor after all? I never thought it was.
Having this said - yes I will be leaving the land of the rich, but then again I will be happy to do so.

WU

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 12:21:23.
10/20/2004 12:27:06 PM · #23
Switzerland is living proof that money does not buy happiness.

It does however provide prejudice, fear, nepotism, paranoia and intolerance.

I miss diversity, flexibilty, opportunity and acceptance. I miss England and look forward to my return.

nicht alles ist wie man denkt
10/20/2004 12:27:32 PM · #24
Very interesting post...thank you.

It's funny, my uncle is from Switzerland and he's an engineer. He worked in the United States for a few years for G.E. and he really disliked everything about the American mindset. He was used to the structure and discipline that comes from both Engineering and being European and he couldn't deal with the politics and decision-making processes in America that he felt were wasting his time.

Edit: My point being that the pendulum can swing to one side or the other...

Message edited by author 2004-10-20 12:30:25.
10/20/2004 12:28:45 PM · #25
Originally posted by _wu_:

All you will read here is my personal opinion.
Swiss people take everything for granted. They don't fight for anything, because they already have it. They seem to have no dreams, as if they dream of something they go to a shop and buy it.
WU


Well, we know different Swiss people obviously. And IMHO only Swiss can make such strong opinions about their people.
Talk about Poland my dear - that's something nobody will deny you the right to do.

Pozdrawiam
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