Re: Crappy/Krappy Rant

From: SteveS ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 01/04/05-11:02:58 AM Z
Message-id: <002b01c4f27f$3e342670$4e04e4d8@VALUED65BAD02C>

I'm still not sure. After visiting your web site and looking at those still lifes . . . do you make your own paint? Blend terpentine with gum arabic? Or, do you use tube paint, jar paint . . . or what?

Just asking.

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  Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 6:14 AM
  Subject: Re: Crappy/Krappy Rant

  In a message dated 1/4/2005 3:12:16 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:
    I can see the appeal of the Krappy Kamera. Sort of a minimalist exercise where you strip yourself naked (of gear and technology) and pleasure yourself by meeting the challenge of creating images that rival those made with all the high tech gear for which you have spent every spare dime you had.
  noooo way. when i use my Holga, i'm not trying to rival the shot i could get with my more "sophisticated" cameras. I'm using the Holga to get a particular "look" to the final image. Similar i guess, to the way i choose a particular canvas weave, or brush when i'm painting.

  I once had a photograph critiqued severely and "brushed aside" because it was taken with a Holga. The person commenting was of the school of thought that when a Holga is used, the photographer is just snapping away hoping for a happy accident to frame. Truth was, the day the photo was taken, i was shooting(painting) with a full compliment of cameras(brushes). I chose the Holga very deliberately out of the big pile of cameras i had with me... a Nikon 35mm, a Mamiya 2 1/4, a 4x5 pinhole and a 4x5 view camera. it was a very conscious aesthetic decision on my part, that the Holga was perfect for that subject. I didn't want a super crisp, clean image... and i was very happy with the resulting softer shot.

  Susan Daly Voss
  lower upstate NY
Received on Tue Jan 4 11:10:40 2005

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