Sunday, November 29, 2009

Great Photographers on the Internet, Part II

Great Photographers on the Internet, Part II.
Perhaps the most popular article Mike Johnston ever wrote was a satiric piece where he juxtaposed famous photographs with the kind of comments and helpful hints they might likely get from people if posted on the web. And here is the sequel, very good too.

Here for example is a classic by Sally Mann:

"Please don't get me wrong, I totally love this as it is an awesome picture, and I have total respect for your photographic vision. I only wish my photographic vision were half as good. However there is one thing, which is that I see in color. Do you not? I hear dogs see in black and white are you a dog? When I look at this I see a totally unrealistic representation of reality as I see it. Why don't people understand that human beings see in color and black and white far from being artistic is just a depature from reality as bad as anything you could do in PhotoShop? That's my only comment otherwise I love this. I just really wish it had been in color as it would have been double awesome. dmofong999 please see my photostream"


Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Excellent article, love it. But I can't seem to find the first one on his blog! :-(

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

In typical Mike fashion, he put the link to it only in a fake comment from a mr. "Filibuster".

Anyway, it's here.

Pascal [P-04referent] said...

And I thought I was the only one to make debatable over-subtle jokes on my blog! ;-)

Thank you so much. I couldn't find the link in his archives. Apparently, that's because he switched blogs at some point. I'm guessing the first one had reached its file size limit.

BTW, are you keeping an eye on yours via the dashboard? It's quite big now, I don't know how much storage space you've still got left. Might be time to start looking around for a new "warehouse".
You know, for housing the rehearsals of that music band with your long-haired buddies.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah, Mike may be the only person on the web who can over-subtle you, over-talkiness you, and over-over-educated you.