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Gursky
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:57:02 AM »
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 11:23:32 AM »
Now that´s something!
Was kind of hoping they would drop it, to see if they had exhibited it "as is" - Robert Frank style"  ;D
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 11:39:59 AM »
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:51:32 AM »
Not a massive fan of Gursky or ego-trippingly large prints, but I'm open to conversion, so this exhibition is on my list to visit, along with the Wim Wenders Polaroids @ Photographers Gallery, and the "Trees in Photography" @ V&A (featuring the likes of Ansell Adams, Gustav le Gray and Alfred Stieglitz).
Looks like an imminent day of visual culture up in that there London.
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 02:55:54 PM »
I’d like to see the enlarger that made that print!

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Re: Gursky
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2018, 03:24:10 PM »
Probably a digital durst lambda
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2018, 04:26:09 PM »
Probably a digital durst lambda

I assume that's something that wont fit in my darkroom.

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Re: Gursky
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 08:31:15 PM »
I quite like some of Gursky's work so I'm looking forward it. I was also lucky enough to get a membership to The Photographer's Gallery (London) for Christmas so I hope to catch the Wim Wenders exhibition before it closes.
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 08:48:36 PM »
Probably a digital durst lambda

I assume that's something that wont fit in my darkroom.
Well... you can build a darkroom around it. One thing's for sure, it doesn't fit through a regular door :)
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2018, 09:18:09 AM »
I'm not a fan of Gursky but the V&A exhibition sounds good. I wouldn't mind being able to sell photoshopped images for the sort of prices Gursky commands though.

I went to the Wim Wenders exhibition before Christmas.  to be honest, it was just like one of his films.  A complete waste of time.

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Re: Gursky
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2018, 01:36:10 PM »
I went to the Wim Wenders exhibition before Christmas.  to be honest, it was just like one of his films.  A complete waste of time.
The only one of his that I know I've seen is the Salgado documentary "Salt of the Earth", which is watchable without being dangerously stimulating...
Just checked his Wiki page, and I must admit I didn't know "Buena Vista Social Club" was one of his... (Always meant to watch, but never got around to it).

To be honest, being a framer, I'm as interested in how an exhibition is presented. It'll be fascinating to compare the small scale of the Wenders show with the over-size Gurskys.   
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2018, 07:10:37 PM »
Talking of exhibitions (films) I saw this advertised on twitter from the Photographers Gallery but I am due to be in Scotland that week so unfortunately wont be able to make it which is a great pity as I do like Franks work
 https://thephotographersgallery.org.uk/whats-on/talk/portrait-of-robert-frank


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Re: Gursky
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2018, 08:30:36 PM »
I went to see the Wim Wenders exhibition today and enjoyed it much more than I expected. Maybe it was because I went in with fairly low expectations that I was pleasantly surprised.

I've always liked small prints. I found the size and the comparatively low resolution of the images made me think about what I include in the frame. The simpler images often seemed more successful.

Maybe because there were so many prints, over 200, there are no descriptions beyond very generic titles for groups of images. So in some ways, the book is better because it tells you where and when they're shot. There is a really interesting series showing very small cinemas in south-east Germany along the Czech border, I'm sure most of which are no longer there.

At only £4 for entry, I'd certainly recommend it.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/oct/12/wim-wenders-interview-polaroids-instant-stories-photographers-gallery
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Re: Gursky
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2018, 01:35:11 PM »
Wenders 'The American Friend' is an incredible film. It's in my top 10. Highly recommended. And Kentish Cob, it revolves around a picture framer.

Alot of his other films I can take or leave.
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