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MikeDotephoto
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Hello!

I am posting here some samplings from the new section of my website- photos from a body of work in progress entitled "Boy's Momma". The body of work is a series of portraits of my mother, who had a double mastectomy taken over the course of the last 2 1/2 years since my father passed away. The sequence I intend to present these images in is online at www.mikedote.com under portfolios.

Looking for a critique of the sequencing and processing of the images on my website if possible...


Boy's Momma by mikedotephoto, on Flickr


Boy's Momma- Hands by mikedotephoto, on Flickr


Boy's Momma- Mother Rockstar by mikedotephoto, on Flickr


Boy's Momma by mikedotephoto, on Flickr


Warrior Mother by mikedotephoto, on Flickr


Warrior Mother- Warming up by mikedotephoto, on Flickr



Feb 17, 2013 at 08:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Great stuff. Love them all.


Feb 17, 2013 at 09:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Very powerful images.

Sequencing - the first one seems out of place in this series (I didn't look at website) because there is nothing intimate about it, the scene is cluttered and the processing is so different relative to the others following it.

Processing - gritty and hard and matching the photos and mood very well. In a word, excellent.



Feb 17, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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Hi Mike,

First of all congratulations on your talent as a photographer. I saw your website and all images there were truly beautiful. I cannot citique your individual photographs because I think that alone they are all great. My only comment would be that when looking at the portfolio section of your website the "Models" section and "Fencing" section follow a particular visual style which is consistent and works really well together. When you go to the "Mother" section only some of these photos seem to go with that style and others do not. To me that feeling of inconsistency detracts from the overall feeling of quality of your body of work (although, like I said, I cannot individually ciritcise any of your photos because I think they are all great). It feels like a beautiful tapestry that starts to fray at the end. I think if you thin-out the selection the set will be much more powerful in both message and visual style. I can understand that in this series that may be easier said than done, since you have an emotional attachment to your subject, and every photograph probably has strong emotional meaning.

This is just my opinion. Amazing set and website otherwise.

Great job,

Fred



Feb 17, 2013 at 03:15 PM
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I don't comment often on this forum of FM but, your images and the story behind them was gut-wrenching when I viewed them. I, of course, don't know the personal relationships involved,but the images are wonderfully done and I admire you for your courage to present them for the public.
Norm



Feb 17, 2013 at 08:28 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Everyone, Thank you for your words.

I've added captions to many of the images from boy's momma, which can be viewed on my website under info when you have an image highlighted.




Feb 18, 2013 at 04:34 AM
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Gritty!

Not my kind of imagery, but very effective.



Feb 18, 2013 at 09:50 PM
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Very powerful images...well done


Feb 19, 2013 at 06:56 AM
 



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Very, very strong images... I was taught, if it don't arouse an emotion itís not Art, just another pretty picture


Feb 20, 2013 at 04:23 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Nice work. I love the captions on your site, as well as your other work. Also, greetings from a fellow Columbia grad.


Feb 21, 2013 at 05:46 AM
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Arka wrote:
Nice work. I love the captions on your site, as well as your other work. Also, greetings from a fellow Columbia grad.



Thank you for the kind words. I didn't actually finish up at Columbia. I'm still working on my undergraduate degree. At the moment, I am between schools.



Feb 21, 2013 at 06:34 AM
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MikeDotephoto wrote:
Thank you for the kind words. I didn't actually finish up at Columbia. I'm still working on my undergraduate degree. At the moment, I am between schools.


Well, fellow Columbia student then Best of luck with your continuing studies, and keep up the excellent photography. Your images have a real presence and substance to them that I don't often see in the content routinely posted around here.



Feb 22, 2013 at 06:29 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Excellent job - very powerful pictures.


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:34 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Boy's Momma (Graphic and difficult imagery, NSFW)


Interesting series, love the B&W conversion.

Regards.

Marcelo



Feb 23, 2013 at 04:41 AM
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Powerful shots.


Feb 23, 2013 at 04:42 AM





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