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Here's a pair of photos that you'll never unsee no matter how hard you try 😂

You really just can't make this stuff up 😂

Times Square

Portra 160

M3, 50mm DR cron

Edited by A miller

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18 hours ago, stray cat said:

I'd like to add my voice to the chorus of delight that has met the Crescendo Notation series. I've no idea why Adam craves sushi when he looks at it - perhaps it's lunchtime? - yet his comment makes perfect sense. There is the uncomplicated feeling of a bento lunchbox at play here, and once again I feel the musicality of the notes at play (why do those alien notes from "Close Encounters..." spring so readily to mind?). An extremely mature organization of prime colors plus the black/white binary, Albers' transparency, and as always the textures that enerringly remind us that these figures emanate from humble beginnings in the "real" world - a truck's tarpolian ("Car shrouded in fancy expensive tarpolian (I knew a truckdriver pronounced it 'tar-polian'")), stucco walls, elevator shafts - and are simply selected and repurposed as elements in a sophisticated arrangement - one that harks without deviation to sushi, to jazz and to whatever else we as viewers bring to it. Because that is the majesty and strength of these pieces - they demand of us that we become participants, furnishing our own backstory, tempo and narrative. I crave to see these enlarged 100 times onto some transparent base like plexiglass, subtly lit and hung, suspended, in a darkened room where we can walk around them and construct those sketches of our own. This is outstanding work.

Love the poetry of your perspective and the sheer economy of language that unravels the blur of images, colors, soundtracks, art theory, cinema, and now food, thanks to Adam's scrumptious sushi footnote! I was joking about my allusion to "chopsticks" in the design--two long black line forms--but since we're talking about the piece as a notation of crescendo, chopsticks as in piano playing seemed an appropriate pun. However, you really whet the appetite with your "bento lunchbox!" Even though an important element at play is Albers's transparency principle, I can imagine the design layout as a drone view of seating layout at the new (mon)Drian Sushi restaurant. Kidding aside, I started this piece thinking about white space, the concept of using "nothingness" to define "somethingness," so the first notation had to be elemental, laying out the vernacular in a very Mondrian sense, Bauhaus, and after looking at Crescendo Notation I, it occurred to me in a fog of playfulness that this was a portrait of Mondrian winking. All right, a plea of temporary insanity is in order, perhaps supported by my testimony that I was also thinking of Rietveld's Red/Blue Chair, Malevich's notion of "objectlessness," and Mondrian's Broadway Boogie-Woogie, the energetic notion that there could a relationship between syncopation of music and the colored light of painting. CE3K, as you noted? One might say that there is a blur of jostling color squares in Broadway Boogie-Woogie, but I wanted something as simple as the suggestion of crescendo. To that end, I used an emphasis of transparency in the large right panel of the diptych as I was designing it--Crescendo I and II at the same time. The yellow panels were unifying, never mind that I decided against using any blue primary notes, but then I eliminated the yellow altogether, so that the structural "notes" would remain on their own in a kind of spatial limbo of whiteness. Love your plexiglass presentation concept--very MoMA, no? I guess I'll settle for an 8-1/2x11, for now. Sushi, anyone?

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vor 3 Stunden schrieb A miller:

Here's a pair of photos that you'll never unsee no matter how hard you try 😂

You really just can't make this stuff up 😂

Times Square

Portra 160

M3, 50mm DR cron

If me meet in NY Adam, please come with another outfit! I am not such a fan of blue.....

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1 hour ago, chris_z said:

Pentax 67II & Tri-x

The "heart" button says "like" but let it say "love" for this exceptional portrait, Chris. Exquisitely lit, presented, modeled and photographed. And, on a purely technical note, I'm imagining that you used the 105mm Pentax lens which, in my estimation, has to be the most wonderful portrait lens in photography - look at that oh so gentle falloff. A masterful and enigmatic portrait.

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vor 19 Stunden schrieb Suede:

Good going, mate. It's a pleasure.

Thanks a lot :)

vor 19 Stunden schrieb Sparkassenkunde:

 

This is certainly more than ok, Joerg! I really appreciate to learn more about the people behind those avatars and it is inspiring to know how they came to photography, what inspires them and what goals they try to reach. So I read your article with great interest and if I ever happen to have the chance to visit you at work I will surely have some questions on how to detect good quality in meat and sausage :)

Thanks James, the same here. I also like to know more about the people behind their avatars. I'm looking forward for your visit in Bochum, you are definitely welcome :)

vor 18 Stunden schrieb benqui:

Sehr korrekt Kollege!

Vielen Dank, Kollege 😀

vor 12 Stunden schrieb A miller:

 

Echoing others, Joerg, more than ok, I love the interview and am very impressed at the breadth of your photographic skills and genres.  You deserve more of these!!  Bravo!!

Thank you, Adam. I am very pleased about your words.

Regards Joerg

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13 hours ago, A miller said:

🤦‍♂️

 

Really??????????????????????????? You''ve ruined my day by putting that image in my head, perhaps even the week ..... need more Benqui portraits to offset 🙂

 

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On 5/28/2019 at 3:45 PM, joergel said:

I know, it is off topic, but only a little introduction of myself. I hope it's ok 😎

 

https://www.datacolor.com/photography-design/blog-photography-design/questions-jorg-haarmann

 

Regards Joerg

Not at all, and it is more than ok .... enjoyed the read and seeing some of your pics

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15 hours ago, benqui said:

If me meet in NY Adam, please come with another outfit! I am not such a fan of blue.....

Ok no problem.  I have a yellow one just for you, Marc 😆

5 hours ago, sblitz said:

Really??????????????????????????? You''ve ruined my day by putting that image in my head, perhaps even the week ..... need more Benqui portraits to offset 🙂

 

LOL, doesn't he look like Ted Danson?

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vor 1 Minute schrieb A miller:

Ok no problem.  I have a yellow one just for you, Marc 😆

Perfect Adam! You know what I like!!😉

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