Friday, November 17, 2006

Photopop 7.0


Repulsively inviting or least that's how this looks to me (gravitas). It's one of those photographs that I just can't seem to stop looking at. Not sure why.

FEATURED COMMENT: Kent Wiley wrote: "...It's a moldy car wash. What's the big deal?"

publisher's response - Sleepy LaBeef, one of my favorite American musicians - dubbed "The Human Jukebox", has a song titled It ain't what you eat, it's the way how you chew it. That notion taken together with the adage You are what you eat seems to offer a starting point with which to answer your question.

If a photography diet consists mainly of easy-to-digest, stating-the-obvious WOW (WithOut Weight) photographs (and I'm not saying that yours is), then an observer is probably not stretching his/her mental/emotional facilities all that much. In culinary speak, his/her taste buds are not very sophisticated.

If, on the other hand, an observer regularly challenges - one might even say "treats" - enriches his/her diet with more complex offerings, an ability to identify and appreciate subtle tastes and textures most often develops. In photography speak, he/she learns a new way of "seeing" that he/she can use to view and create photographs. In culinary speak he/she has learned a new way of chewing.

In simpler jargon, I guess the answer to your question is, "it all depends on how you look at it".

3 Comments:

Blogger Ana said...

It's definitely got a bit of that bunker-ish something awful might have happened or may yet happen thing going.

11/17/2006 02:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Kent Wiley said...

Gravitas said: "It's one of those photographs that I just can seem to stop looking at." Is this a typo? Can or can't? I'm confused...It's a moldy car wash. What's the big deal?

11/17/2006 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Kent Wiley said...

I was being a contrarian literalist smart aleck. So much for the snappy question. Our omniscient moderator always gets the last word, as he should. It's his world - we are merely walk ons he dreamed one afternoon.

11/21/2006 03:02:00 AM  

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