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IFPDA Print Fair, Park Ave Armory, NYC. Print dealers from all over the world offering fine art prints for sale. Over my budget but fun to look at.

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Feb 17, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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...I just posted some t-shirt logos I found equally interesting Steve!
Now if the lovely young lady comes with the sale...I'm in! UH oh Suzanne saw this!



Feb 17, 2024 at 10:41 AM
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Can't say she looks too happy about you taking her pic.

I can almost see the "Wheel's Turning" inside her that has her thinking you're "stealing" her creative thoughts / ideas ... and yet, knows there's not much she can say / do.

Of course, we know that you have no such intention, but she has no way of knowing what an upstanding, respectful, honest artist in your own right, doing your own thing (which isn't her thing), the way we do.

I reckon that's a part of putting yourself out there, that we all have to reconcile in our own way.

And then, there's the matter of where the line between inspiration of being exposed to others work vs. outright copying what others are doing, exists as respectful propriety vs. inappropriate disregard.




Rambling on ...

Repetition is a form of re-enforcement. Some folks re-enforce their memory of someone newly met, by repeating the person's name multiple times.

Some folks re-enforce things by writing them down, more than once. (I used to take my notes, then transcribe them, as part of this strategy in school.). Hmmm, and maybe I still do that, just in a different (online forum) place ...

But, for me (and assuming others) ... the act of capturing an image with my camera / lens ... it has it's own merit of re-enforcement through the amount of attention I attribute, garner and focus to the subject matter. That process (with / without a "picture" to review) provides me an "etching" into my own mind. I may not retain all the details in my mind, but the concept of what / why I was capturing typically is retained well. That is, unless I'm just "snapping" away as a matter of merely recording (without truly thinking) for later review.

Of course, most folks wouldn't remotely consider a picture being taken as a form of re-enforcement, they largely think of any myriad of other things, and unfortunately, so many of those thoughts are perceived less than ideally.

But, again ... she has no way of knowing what's in your mind, heart and/or intent vs. what is in her mind of what that might be. I guess, i'm just long-winding to say ... gee, it would have been nice, if she had smiled (at your appreciation for her / her work).






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Feb 17, 2024 at 10:47 AM
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RustyBug wrote:
Can't say she looks too happy about you taking her pic.

I can almost see the "Wheel's Turning" inside her that has her thinking you're "stealing" her creative thoughts / ideas ... and yet, knows there's not much she can say / do.

Of course, we know that you have no such intention, but she has no way of knowing what an upstanding, respectful, honest artist in your own right, doing your own thing (which isn't her thing), the way we do.

I reckon that's a part of putting yourself out there, that we all have to reconcile in our own way.

And
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A high school teacher always said this: "Repetition is the Mother of Learning!" I have carried that thought through my entire life!




Feb 17, 2024 at 11:06 AM
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Danpbphoto wrote:
...I just posted some t-shirt logos I found equally interesting Steve!
Now if the lovely young lady comes with the sale...I'm in! UH oh Suzanne saw this!


Wives looking over shoulders, not good Dan.

Steve



Feb 17, 2024 at 11:33 AM
 


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RustyBug wrote:
Can't say she looks too happy about you taking her pic.

I can almost see the "Wheel's Turning" inside her that has her thinking you're "stealing" her creative thoughts / ideas ... and yet, knows there's not much she can say / do.

Of course, we know that you have no such intention, but she has no way of knowing what an upstanding, respectful, honest artist in your own right, doing your own thing (which isn't her thing), the way we do.

I reckon that's a part of putting yourself out there, that we all have to reconcile in our own way.

And
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Kent, a few comments so you see the whole "picture" here. First, the woman in the photo is not the artist whose work is featured in the back of the booth. She is a salesperson representing the art dealer. This was an art fair of well known dealers selling fine art prints by artists like Picasso, Leger, Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, etc., for many thousands of dollars. The prints in the back of this booth are by a well known artist, if I remember correctly Mel Bochner. You may know that there's a theme in modern art where painters use words and phrases in their paintings, artists like Ed Rusha, Barbara Kruger, Lawrence Weiner, etc.

When I'm out on the "street" I try to capture people candidly. Sometimes they notice my intentions, more often than not they don't. The seated woman for me has a noncommital expression on her face. I certainly know when I'm being given the evil eye. She had no idea why I was taking a photo of her in her booth. As far as she knew, I might have been interested in buying the art.

What I often focus my camera on is humorous and ironic situations. Can you imagine someone buying a painting for thousands of dollars that says, "Seriously".




Feb 17, 2024 at 12:11 PM
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eeneryma wrote:
Kent, a few comments so you see the whole "picture" here. First, the woman in the photo is not the artist whose work is featured in the back of the booth. She is a salesperson representing the art dealer. This was an art fair of well known dealers selling fine art prints by artists like Picasso, Leger, Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, etc., for many thousands of dollars. The prints in the back of this booth are by a well known artist, if I remember correctly Mel Bochner. You may know that there's a theme in modern art where
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Gotcha ... context.
Although, that does bring to the point of an image "standing on its own" ... or the point of the viewer "bringing their own narrative" (frame of reference, etc.). Another discussion, another time.


Seriously ... people have spent more on less.

Trying to apply rationality to something irrational ... is its own version of irrationality.



Feb 17, 2024 at 12:28 PM
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eeneryma wrote:
Wives looking over shoulders, not good Dan.

Steve

Oh that is ok Steve! I always tell her "God gave me eyes and I am not blind...yet!" I appreciate lovely women at 76 1/2 and she knows that. It is how I act after said "siting" that will bring the "hammer down!"




Feb 17, 2024 at 01:03 PM
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Another fun photo. She has impessive hair, did you talk to her ?


Feb 17, 2024 at 07:59 PM
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Pitter wrote:
Another fun photo. She has impessive hair, did you talk to her ?


Thanks P. No conversation. Our eyes simply met as I snapped the shutter. If I was looking to do a documentary approach to the Art Fair I visited, then yes, an interchange of words and ideas would have been a productive path.

Steve



Feb 18, 2024 at 11:15 AM







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