It’s Your Art, Do What You Like With It


Food for thought, do you agree?

Mike Moats

I had an anonymous comment at my blog the other day and not sure if it was male or female, but judging from the nasty content I assumed it was driven by the testosterone of a male.
Anyways this person was very upset by the fact that I post so many of my images using post processing filters, and that I encourage others to use filters to enhance their images.
Digital photography has grown into many different art forms, and I think that is a good thing. It’s perfectly fine if you believe in creating images with the traditional look of a photograph, but now we have options going well beyond the traditional photographs if we choose to do that.
Not sure why some photographers get upset over this, as it is each photographer’s decision on how he or she wants their images to look.
I show my images with…

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Exhibition: ‘Ray K. Metzker: One and Only: Unique photographs and works on paper’ at the Laurence Miller Gallery, New York


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Exhibition dates: 4th September – 25th October 2014

Vale Ray K. Metzker. An artist who made difference.

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The one and only Ray K. Metzker has made his last photograph, passing away recently at the age of 83.

RESPECT. That is the word that springs to mind when I think of this artist. I utterly respect this man’s work for its integrity, vision, experimentation and intensity. He was committed to discovering the potential of black and white photography. In images that challenge our perception of what photography is, what photography can do, and what realities it can depict, Metzker produced sublimely beautiful and evocative images that were distinctly his own. They are formidable photographs. You cannot mistake his work for that of any other artist.

His handling of line and light is that of a master. His understanding of angle, camera placement, composition, composites, multiple-exposure, superimposition of negatives, juxtapositions of two images, solarization and other formal elements AS…

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FrankenCamera: 18 year old digitalizes old Konica Auto S3 Analog Camera


Wow, now I want to make digital back for my Bronica ETRS.

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I simply love interesting DIY-projects, certainly also because I´m completely untalented myself when it comes to handiwork. For me any kind of work that requires more than the use of some duct tape and scissors is too complicated already. That´s why I´m thrilled like a child when I get the chance to look over the shoulder of a gifted and ambitious craftsman…at least virtually. The latest DIY-story involves 18-year old Ollie Baker, who dissembled his NEX5 in order to build its components into an old Konica Auto S3 rangefinder camera.

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© Ollie Baker

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