Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Photographs: out of many, one

No, this isn't a Photoshopped picture. Neither is it a hands-on artwork. To create it and many other wonderful images, Spanish photographer Pep Ventosa blended "dozens of snapshots to create an abstraction of the places we've been and the things we've seen" in a series called The Collective Snapshot.


These last two remind of paintings by Sisley. If innovative photography interests you, consider Mel Bochner Photographs, 1966–1969. Below are some of his paintings and photographs (the latter from the Fraenkel Gallery).



9 comments:

  1. What a neat idea! I have a photograph from my own travels just like the third one, unless I'm mistaken and that is not the bridge in Florence. The concept behind these pictures is so cool - you get a sense of how many people have stood in the same place, making the same memory.

    ThE Mel Bochner photographs are intriguing as well. I'm curious about the two right above the bottom picture (of the exhibit). What are the substances in the photos? The one on the left almost looks like frosting.

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  2. I wasn't sold on Pep until I read more about his process, quite intriguing. However, nothing could save Bochner (in my VERY humble opinion). Hate to kvetch, but yawn...

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    1. chacun à son goût ... most especially re the world of modern art! I always love your humble opinions ... keep em coming!

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  3. I love the kvetch, kvetch, kvetch PAINTING looking like the letters are made out of bread.

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  4. LOVELY WATERCOLOR EFFECT TO THE PHOTOS

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  5. I love the concept here with the first few photographs. There is almost a ghost-like quality to them, or maybe what these scenes would look like during a fainting spell!

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  6. I think the carousel one looks a bit like a jellyfish.

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  7. I've not been to Rome, but have been all over Paris. In my humble opinion, the carousel looks like the one outside of Paris and the bridge the Pont Neuf in Paris. Of course, we all see with our own set of 'goggles' imprinted from our journeys in life.(Susan Sontag would put her 2 cents in on this!) Would be interested to find out. Janet, any leads?

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