Any idea what kind of effect this is?

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  1. Chubby Cox macrumors member

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    Currently at the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC, there's an exhibition of the work of Wolfgang Tillmans. There's a very large variety of images present, but there were a few that particularly caught my interest because of some sort of visual effect in them. My guess is that it involves a delayed flash and long exposure, but I was wondering what you guys think. Here are a few examples:

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    Let me know what you think...
     
  2. psycoswimmer macrumors 65816

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    It looks to me like some Photoshop or after-editing was involved.
     
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    That's the kind of stuff I find in my belly button. What's the attraction?
     
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    Could it also be the use of brushes in Photoshop?
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Looks like a tumour with hair growth.


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  8. .JahJahwarrior. macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, why is this guys work on exhibit? It's not horrible, per se, but there are some photographers here on MR who consistently post better images, that tell a story. Most of the images you've shown us from this person's portfolio are abstrat and while pretty, just don't tell a story like a picture. They aren't pictures so much as they are images, and to be honest I'd rather pay money for a picture. :) Moreover, the two pictures you've shown us of his aren't inspiring in the least. Not horrible, but goodness, if I paid money to see that, I'd go ahead and shoot myself in the other foot while Iw as at it!


    OTOH, there are people on MR who I would gladly pay money to in order to walk through an exhibit of their work in large scale on paper.
     
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    I think that's pretty crude of you. I find the work interesting.
     
  10. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Agreed.

    Here's a shot that a friend and I collaborated on, that has a similar look:

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    We placed a giant tub of water on the ground, and stared dropping powder based dyes into the water. We shot handheld, slow shutter speeds.
     
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    This is called art.

    I'll quote one of my favorite Latin proverbs: "De gustibus non est disputandum," which means, "Concerning taste, there is no argument."

    This guy's work isn't exactly up my alley, but heck, I respect it and appreciate it as a statement.

    To the OP, this sort of looks like either smoke photography or camera tossing. I'm not sure...
     
  13. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Those top ones look like the shower drain after my wife and daughters have been in there.

    Create a random effect, take a picture, put it in a gallery. Voila! Modern art...
     
  14. superted666 Guest

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    I see your point that sometimes modern art is a joke but in this case i feel the artist has his own style and if not to your taste you should still respect it.

    I could easily imagine the abstracts being used to sell as canvas prints for home decoration, places like argos sell millions of similar items.
     
  15. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I rest my case...
     
  16. superted666 Guest

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    by 'your case'?

    you must only be referring to the fact its not to your liking or your taste in art?
     
  17. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Of course. I can't pretend to be speaking for anyone else. In this context, what I'm actually saying is that to me art is something that reflects an ability to create a desired image - not just playing with something until it looks good, which this kind of random work seems to be. Again, it's only my opinion.
     
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    Fair enough!
     

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