Monday, 30 April 2012
Sunday, 29 April 2012
It ties in with the Mishka Henner saga from a couple of posts ago....Kinda. Take a look at EXHIBIT A, the fish on the left It was taken by THIS fella. As you can read he is not a happy tuna. He has accused fish fancier B of stealing his idea, of putting a fishes head on a plate and photographing it. Imagine that for an idea! For a second he must have felt like Picasso did while taking a shit the morning he came up with Cubism. (I made that bit up). All the crap being talked about copying and appropriation on social websites by photographers who claim to be artists.
If a painter painted a fish on a plate and then another came along and had a pop at it it would be called a "discussion". That's the problem with being a photographer in the 21st century..... It's bloody easy anyone can do it. For less than a grand (as long as you get copies of snide software!) you can get kit that would have saved old Ansel Adams years of his life twating about with his zone system. Paul graham sums it up a treat HERE.
And so it comes down to this, ideas not plate camera's good ideas. You either have an original one or you don't. Most of us wont but we can have a good old play with the ones that are already out there and maybe just maybe we might come at something from a different angle and say something new. Now I'm off to photograph a sunset and nobody better copy me or I'll sue.
Friday, 27 April 2012
It does beg the question, have these people seen me or read this blog? When I get emails like this.....
Hope you’re well. I just wanted to get in touch to invite you to a preview event on Thursday 3rd May.
We’re exclusively showcasing some of ----- -----'s portraits in an exhibition titled ‘----- -- --------’. We will be holding private viewings and then opening the exhibition to the public from Friday 4th – Monday 7th May at the Emporio Armani store in Manchester.
We would love if you could join us for the preview, and wondered if this could work on
Manchester Photography as an event listing / news for the public view dates?
It would be great to know your thoughts and please do let me know if you need any imagery.
------- ------ Emporio Armani Press Officer
Giorgio Armani Press Office
189 Brompton Road
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Monday, 16 April 2012
Well here we go again. MANCHESTER PHOTOGRAPHY has risen from the ashes like a branch of CASH GENERATOR after a Salford riot.
This last year has flown by. Been busy working on my own photographs working on other peoples exhibitions and even did a bit of co-curating. I've been spending time over on FACEBOOK, oh it's OK but I've got tired of all the baby pictures and fucking Instagram photos. I hope FACEBOOK bought Instagram so as to close it down and save the web from another ten billion shit photos. Still at least it will give the new wave of appropriation artists something to play with. We could have an Instagram version of Mapplethorpes 'ALTARS' printed by Blurb perhaps. People must have been taking plenty of pictures of there own cocks with their smart phones surely?
Of course that's bollox and I'm a hypocrite, I actually think Instagram is fun and have been playing with it myself.
So how have you been this last twelve months or so? A lots been happening around my way. There's been riots a couple of murders, a racist acid attack, a gangster standing for mayor oh and the BLUE PETER garden is now in Salford. First thing I bet they did was put a big bloody trampoline in there. I'm looking forward to seeing the new BLUE PETER dogs........How to make a muzzle out of old egg boxes
Anyway you know how it works. You send me interesting (mainly) photo related stuff and if it fits it gets posted. Anything Manchester Arts related deffo gets posted. Cheers then,
Love Mark xxxx