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Subject: [Leica] kelly's day in geneva photo essay
From: don.dory at (Don Dory)
Date: Fri Apr 7 13:47:42 2006
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Most art is specific to a generation then passes from sight, thankfully.
>From Mozart's time how many composers are remembered?  All you can do is
create what has meaning to you and hope it has meaning to others.  Sometimes
it takes a good while for others to catch on which is why artists used to
starve.  :)

One of my co-workers keeps bringing in photographers work so that we can
laugh at it.  Doesn't mean the photographer and the collector don't get
rich; it just means that it doesn't resonate with us so it sucks.


On 4/7/06, Kyle Cassidy <> wrote:
> these are exactly the sort of photos that leave me banging my head
> wondering
> how i could have gotten so removed from art so as not to get it. i flip
> through book after book, stare at egglestons, and i just can't figure it
> out. all the serious galleries seem to be hanging photographs that co-opt
> many of the things that i've tried to purge from my own work -- stark,
> lonely snapshots that i wouldn't give a second look to were they in a pile
> of discards outside the wallmart, seemingly random images taken by
> seemingly
> random people. obviously kelly knows what he's doing, he has a boat load
> of
> awards and his presentation is lovely -- but i'm lost, out of touch, and i
> don't even have an idea where to turn to figure it out. i suddenly feel
> ...
> very old.
> and i wonder if some magazine editor said "we'd like you to do a bunch of
> photos in the style of these" -- i don't know if i could. maybe that's the
> secret i'm missing ... maybe that's it.
> -- confused in america
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