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S Dilworth wrote:
He has said Klein’s photos shocked him into taking up a camera. The current Tate Modern exhibition pairs Klein and Daido.
I think there are millions of ‘wannabe Daidos’, as ayler puts it, simply because his photos strike a chord with many people (especially young people). The vast majority of those people resonate with the basic aesthetic of are-bure-bokeh (rough, blurred, and out of focus) rather than any highfaluting philosophy behind it all.
There’s just something very visceral about edgy street scenes full of speed and motion. Printed large enough, the grainy off-kilter photos can be pretty intense to come face-to-face...Show more →
For some reason..... I must hate myself , I actually read through this entire thread. The above quoted post was the only post that actually held any merit to me. It was thoughtful, insightful, and well mannered.
I first looked at Moriyama's work when I opened this thread. I was not impressed, it just looked like more artsy bull to me and I quickly dismissed it as such, I've never been a fan of such work. Let others pay millions of dollars for it, I don't like it.
S Dilworth however explained why people like it and what makes him appreciate it. After reading his post I had to reevaluate my opinion and it made me see things from a slightly different perspective, which is what "art" is all about in my opinion.
I still don't like the work, but I can appreciate it a bit better now. S Dilworth accomplished in a few paragraphs of thoughtful writing what all the fanboyism and pretentiousness of Exdsc has failed to in an entire thread. If Exdsc's goal is to make people like Moriyama better, he is failing spectacularly. Then again that probably isn't his goal, the more obscure and under appreciated he is the more Exdsc will probably like him. Clearly everyone else just doesn't get it, but I do, therefore I am special.
To each their own, let me know when you guys figure out what is art and what isn't. Cheers.