Would be very curious to have the following images critiqued.
Thank you for such an excellent follow up. Absurd, thats maybe a good way to describe it. Not in a derogatory sense, but i struggled yesterday to think of a term, not kitsch so much. I think theres some real value in this kind of level of our ‘ civilisation’ – something like Martin Parrs work -some of it. Not easy to do in terms of an edited cohesive series of pictures.
Number 4: the painting called Nighthawks(?) thats a subtle painting imo cause if you study it you se its mainly large ‘flat’ areas of colour, like its really a 1950s AbEx artwork, masquerading as a quiet diner and emptu street. This photo to is amplifying everything into a super artificial state..like a 1970s record sleeve artwork. Artificial flourescent light, fastfood, junk food. corporate colour schemes, even though shrubs lol.
5: yes, it works as a sleeve image
I get it. I think it’s a successful image for that. This sort of post modern, contemporary way of shooting ‘in profile’ , without any oblique perspective – i do this quite a lot. Mundane subjects, environmental. Im into it. Although imo it’s become a bit too cliche for street photography of people (the big advert backdrop, ironic billboards and supermodels etc). Your image 5: it’s been quite de rigeur in art galleries this kind of work, big ‘C-type’ prints of post industrial and surburban environments. Really benefits from a tripod for huge prints.
..or maybe in colour? IMO its less strong than the cooling tower image, it sort of falls between various styles whereas the other pictures are more solidly in a certain style. Did you visualise it as a b&w when you clicked the shutter? Eg withthe last picture i feel you knew exactly what you were trying make, and it worked better.