ViewFinder Photography Forum

General discussion - our photography living room. Talk about aesthetics, philosophy, share your photos - get inspired by your peers! Moderated by another view and walterick.
ViewFinder Forum Guidelines >>
Introduce Yourself! >>
PhotographREVIEW.com Gatherings and Photo Field Trips >>
Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,960

    When Photography is Art

    From Skyy Infusions web site at www.skyyinfusions.com

    Creating photography instead of just taking it

    (Images are freely downloadable at their site as desktop wallpapers.)












    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  2. #2
    Be serious Franglais's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Paris, France
    Posts
    3,367

    Artisan not Art

    It's nice but it's just commercial photography. The guy/team who put this together are good artisans but that doesn't make what they do Art.

    I would rather not get into the question "how do you define Art?" but here goes anyway. I think that for something to be Art it should be:

    - Futile (preferably)
    - Personal to the artist
    - Give the feeling that he's put his guts into it
    Charles

    Nikon D800, D7200, Sony RX100m3
    Not buying any more gear this year. I hope

  3. #3
    project forum co-moderator Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    wa state
    Posts
    11,195

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Skilled, yes but it gives me no sense of artistic endeavor. It is all commercial advertising.
    For me, art must say something.
    Keep Shooting!

    CHECK OUT THE PHOTO PROJECT FORUM
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...splay.php?f=34

    Please refrain from editing my photos without asking.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Oologah, Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,360

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Yes, they want you to buy their stuff, but I still appreciate their artistic approach to it. I copied the cherry one -- I dabble with painting/drawing and the shadow placement on the white girl's nose will be helpful.
    ________________________
    Paula

    Your editing is welcomed. A picture is worth...


    All can look. Few will see. Less will know.

    The Truth can be anything it will. I just want to know Truth.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    va
    Posts
    430

    Re: When Photography is Art


  6. #6
    Senior Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    1,026

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Crispy and catchy...but art? Is far from it.




    Hold on, Ill be right back, Im getting something to drink.

  7. #7
    Senior Member BlueRob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    1,026

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb
    Great link thanks

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    va
    Posts
    430

    Re: When Photography is Art

    the products of human creativity
    http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

    the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art

    Those photos are art by these definitions. If you disagree with using wikipedia as a reference, then fair enough:

    the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art

  9. #9
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,960

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Call me weird, but I really see work like this as art. It's GRAPHIC art, not traditional drawing and painting, etc, but art nonetheless.

    I also agree with the defns that Caleb posted.

    Again, call me weird.

    PS - I took a Philosophy of Art class in college. The central theme of the class was "What is art?" It will probably never be completely answered, and everyone will surely never agree anyway. So don't think too much -- just do it.
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  10. #10
    Senior Member jetrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Posts
    3,229

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Absolutely consider this art. Not fine art, but as GB stated - graphic art. It is amazing what can be created from a single beauty dish, pair of bookend reflectors, a sheet of plexiglass and some colored paper. In the end though, there is probably as much traditional art as there is photography in these shots, you don't see it because you don't have the originals out of the camera to compare to. Much like makeup on a beautiful woman, the best application isn't readily apparent, a marked change from fine art where it's all about seeing the application (or result of it). So again, no question in my mind that this is most definitely art - so you can call me weird too

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    va
    Posts
    430

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Looks like all the bottles were taken at the same time and swapped out (or photoshopped flavors on). The drips and ripples in the martini glasses weren't executed that well, imo. The lemon is awesome though.

    I really like this series of ads

  12. #12
    Senior Member jetrim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale
    Posts
    3,229

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    Skilled, yes but it gives me no sense of artistic endeavor. It is all commercial advertising.
    For me, art must say something.
    Out of curiosity, how would you approach the problem of making a lemon or grape seductive in a more "artistic" fashion? I ask this because most artists nowadays are forced not only to endeavor to be creative, but to do it on a deadline. A recent homework assignment in my studio photography class illustrated this point all too well. Some basic parameters were set, and then we were told to "be as creative as you can". We had one week to turn it in and it was one of the more difficult things I've been tasked with in a very long time - just like making a grape alluring or sexy.

  13. #13
    Senior Member LightBright's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    L.A California
    Posts
    534

    Re: When Photography is Art

    This is art. I can taste things more in these photos than drinking it in real life. The only thing I don't like about it is that all the reflections on the bottles are the same.
    -
    Please do not take my photo's. Thank you
    www.SammySoliman.Smugmug.com

  14. #14
    Liz
    Liz is offline
    Moderator Emeritus Liz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    5,982

    Re: When Photography is Art

    I first viewed these images last night, but did not post because I had a bit of conflict within myself as to whether or not this could be considered art. Personally, I don't like them.

    However, objectively speaking, I could not deny that it took talent, creativity and imagination to get these results. I checked the images twice again today, and they sort of grew on me. I'm glad I returned to post because there are more remarks here that confirm my thoughts. I do believe these are a work of art, not my kind of art, but IMO, art nonetheless.

    So you can call me "weird" too! Just my two cents.

    Liz

  15. #15
    project forum co-moderator Frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    wa state
    Posts
    11,195

    Re: When Photography is Art

    There will always be a debate over whether something is art or not.
    I will say it is quite creative.
    Keep Shooting!

    CHECK OUT THE PHOTO PROJECT FORUM
    http://forums.photographyreview.com/...splay.php?f=34

    Please refrain from editing my photos without asking.

  16. #16
    GB1
    GB1 is offline
    Moderator GB1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    San Diego CA
    Posts
    9,960

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Quote Originally Posted by caleb
    Wow, this guy is good. Exact type of creativity I like. Thanks for the link !!!

    G
    Photography Software and Post Processing Forum Moderator. Visit here!

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Feel free to edit and repost my photos as part of your critique.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Site

  17. #17
    News & Rum-or-ator opus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Southeast Wisconsin
    Posts
    2,505

    Re: When Photography is Art

    "what is art?" = "what is funny?"

    everyone has a different sense of it, so it's impossible to impose a standard.
    Drink Coffee. Do stupid things faster with more energy.


  18. #18
    Pentax Forum Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Platteville, WI, United States
    Posts
    2,043

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Art, as beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. I can appreciate the art in the advertisements above, but don't put them in the same category with other types of art. The fact that they are advertisements, IMHO, tends to detract from the art, but remove that stigma and it's nice work!!! Wish I were that good in Photoshop...hehe...
    Ken


    Click these links for the K5 Review Page and the K7 Review Page
    Remember, Reviews help keep our site free!!!

    Your reviews are the foundation of this site - Write A Review!

    The K-Teams Updated Logo CLICK HERE to add a link. Many thanx go to Axle for his hard work.


    Nikon Samurai #20

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    1

    Re: When Photography is Art

    kind of off this threads topics, but can anyone explain the type of lighting that was used in this?

    I'm very new =[ just trying to read everything but there is only a small amount of posts.

    thank you

  20. #20
    drg
    drg is offline
    la recherche de trolls drg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Route 66
    Posts
    3,404

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Pretty but not much of the end result is 'photographic'. Several minutes with Adobe Illustrator as well as Adobe PS would render any of these from already available images.

    Notice the bottles are all the same except for the label layer. The backgrounds are gradients setup from a library of color variants.

    Eye catching advertisements, but are the photographic art? I'd say they are more the product of a good graphic designer who knows their tools and had a library of photographic elements from which to assemble these images.
    CDPrice 'drg'
    Biography and Contributor's Page


    Please do not edit and repost any of my photographs.






  21. #21
    Not-so-recent Nikon Convert livin4lax09's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    NH
    Posts
    2,776

    Re: When Photography is Art

    Quote Originally Posted by GB1
    Wow, this guy is good. Exact type of creativity I like. Thanks for the link !!!

    G
    Dave Hill's work is absolutely amazing. There are probably thousands of individuals who try to copy his techniques, and i've never seen one that comes remotely close.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •