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To Andre Kertesz; an appreciation
To Andre Kertesz; an appreciation
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Challenge: Tribute (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix A340 Zoom
Location: Bristol
Date: Jan 24, 2006
Date Uploaded: Jan 24, 2006

There are certain qualities of Kertesz's work that I've tried to capture here. Primarily the sense of aerial observation that pervades so much of his good stuff - and that of separation, of detachment. He was also intrigued by the graphic quality of photography, and by certain odd co-incidences of those elements, along with the human. I don't begin to think I've matched his work here (but then, what chance of that in any one week?). I do hope, however, that his spirit would appreciate the intent.

I think AK was more of an influence than the photographic historians would allow - to me he is the real father of street photography, though that title is more often given to Cartier-Bresson, his good friend. I think he'd also appreciate the tools used here ;-)

Statistics
Place: 35 out of 188
Avg (all users): 6.3469
Avg (commenters): 7.9375
Avg (participants): 6.3636
Avg (non-participants): 6.3393
Views since voting: 1513
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 245
Comments: 20
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/23/2006 09:47:14 PM
I really like this. I'll have to check out some of Kertesz's work. I have to admit I've never heard of him.
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02/01/2006 07:19:07 PM
This image stood out to me when I browsed the entries during voting but I didn't have time to comment then and forgot to come back to it. What a delight to find it's another one of yours... I'm becoming rather a fan! This really is one of my top 3 in this challenge, indeed one of my favourites for a while.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 11:34:35 PM
this captures kertesz's love of geometry well. seems more "authentic" to me than the other kertesz.
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01/31/2006 03:07:09 PM
Love this shot with it's elevated viewpoint. A nice modern tribute to Andre Kertesz.
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01/30/2006 09:03:28 PM
I don't know who the tribute is to, but I trust you!
I really like the whole scene, but I think I would prefer a little more contrast in the black and whites.
there just seems to be too much "grey" in it.
but then again maybe that's what the tribute person does?
I'll never know!!!!!
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01/30/2006 04:46:24 PM
Outstanding work. 10 and favorite.
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01/30/2006 03:30:41 PM
Very nice angle. the photo really brings out the texture in the road.
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01/29/2006 04:04:44 PM
Simple but efficient. 8
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01/27/2006 11:13:39 AM
Nice shot. There is a lot to look at.
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01/26/2006 09:12:31 PM
I really like this composition a lot. It looks well cnceived. I really like the direcional arows and the perspective from which the image was shot. The human element , the woman walking across, seems small yet the center of attention. Very, very goof work here.
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01/26/2006 08:47:22 PM
I see this as true to what I've read of the artist's "vision" - extremely well done.
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01/26/2006 02:46:27 PM
Again, another photographer I haven't heard of. But I guess that's what is making this challenge so great. This photo is great, the subject is just some everyday ordinary look out any old office window, but you made it so much more. Great composition and excellent highlights. Very nice!
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01/26/2006 02:30:40 PM
Good job I think you covered the subject well.
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01/26/2006 03:49:14 AM
Love the POV. The grain of the road really adds to this image.
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01/26/2006 03:04:47 AM
Love the POV you used for this image.
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01/25/2006 10:28:30 PM
extremely well done
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01/25/2006 08:56:40 AM
Really good. I like this alot. Very well done with the contrast and perspective. 8
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01/25/2006 05:28:37 AM
good!
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01/25/2006 03:25:28 AM
very good shot
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01/25/2006 12:53:36 AM
One of my favorite photographers...a really nice image...well done.
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