World's Greatest Photographer?

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  1. chip j

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    -JOHN GOSSAGE
     
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    He probably didn’t post his best photo’s on internet then
     
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    They're on the internet--a big bunch of 'em. Most I don't don't like, but a bunch just sail thru the Heavens!
     
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    really ?!
    never heard of him ..
     
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    I searched again. And again. Found nothing but boring images: no composition, no tonal scale. Sorry. One reviewer even talks about depth, pfff.
     
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    Let's just agree to disagree, okay?
     
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    Agree :smile:
     
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    With such a claim, can't even be bothered...
     
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    Hmm.... I looked, less than impressed. Whole lotta nothing.
     
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    Why do you think that ? Which photos of his resonate with you ?
     
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    Probably Annie Leibovitz...for what she does. But you can't say a photog is great in ONE area and great in ALL areas. I like Irving Penn myself. But many greats abound.
     
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    This thread really made my day.
     
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    I call second best!
     
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    Am I missing something?
     
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    Now with street work Annie is no great. So studio work is not street work and vice versa.

    Every genre of photo work has their greats.
     
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    You mean like a well reasoned argument based on objective or subjective information, anecdotal evidence, or logic? We're not ancient Greece!

    We have the internet now, and if you say something on the internet and enough people react to it, it becomes a truth. It's a lot simpler than the old ways.
     
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    I can see this post was a mistake.
     
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    According to Wikipedia:

    "John Gossage ... noted for his photographs to explore under-recognised elements of the urban environment such as abandoned tracts of land, debris and garbage, and graffiti, and themes of surveillance, memory and the relationship between architecture and power."

    I can respect that.
     
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    Bring him to our attention was a good idea. The titled was a bit over the top and just begged to be batted around like a pinata lol.

    May I suggest you put a title back up introducing us to this gentleman.
     
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    Out of curiosity, how did anyone know which photographer was being referred to? I can see no indication. Was it removed

    I had thought that something had happened to the Photrio software and the title had been omitted. There is still a blank in the list of threads on my screen. I take it that this was done by the OP after several posts that were critical of said photographer?

    pentaxuser
     
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    I already spent hours reading up on '-'. I have so much more to learn about the subject.
     
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    I would have liked to see you embrace the opportunity to explain why this photographer's work speaks so strongly to you. Just because some viewers don't see what you see in it doesn't mean it was "a mistake" to share your opinion. I mean, not everyone likes Cindy Sherman, or Lucas Samaras, or Robert Mapplethorpe, or Larry Clark - and not everyone likes Ansel Adams work. But we are familiar with these names because plenty of people DID see merit in their work. So please - tell us what it is you appreciate about John Gossage's photos!
     
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    siriusly: hyphen (-), en dash (–), and em dash (—). Also double hyphen, not to be confused with sequential hyphens.
     
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    Describing pictures w/words is not my forte. Like I said--he sails thru the heavens. Breathtaking.
     
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    then how about just a link to the "breathtaking" work ?
     
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