But is it A R T ?

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© Benjamin Arthur
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UploadedSeptember 20, 2009
TakenSeptember 20, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D300
Exposure1/50 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length22 mm
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5 responses

  • Andre Easter

    Andre Easter said (20 Sep 2009):

    Art is defined by the artist, in this case the photographer. Personally I think that this image owes more to the keyboard and less to the lens, but perhaps that is my pro-film/anti-PhotoShop-manipulation bias. As such, I may be the last person to pass judgement on someone else's question of it being true art.

    Perhaps there is a fine line between fine-art and PhotoShop cliche. I will say that the dreaded HDR technique was at first an interesting idea when it was novel, however it has since become another faddish gimmick of the talentless.

    That being said, the image above is beautiful in its stark simplicity. I cannot say how YOU define your work, but it falls into the category of Art by most of my standards.

    Now let me look at the rest of your portfolio.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    Wow!! Beautiful B&W!! Good

  • Benjamin Arthur

    Benjamin Arthur said (20 Sep 2009):

    Andre - you are right. This picture is manipulated. On Apple Aperture. NOT HDR. Not PhotoShop.

    Please take a look at the rest of the portfolio.


  • Alejandro González

    Alejandro González gave props (20 Sep 2009):

    to be or not to be !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin House

    Kevin House gave props (22 Sep 2009):

    no matter how you get to the end result, if you call it art, then it must be art.

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