Photo Friday: Statement (Noteworthy Winner) || Canon S400, Manual Mode
October 24, 2004 | Permalink
Wow. I love it.
Posted by: Ana | Oct 24, 2004 10:43:18 PM
what a great find; and what a great quote. I love it. =)
Posted by: myla | Oct 24, 2004 11:53:18 PM
fantastic find charlie! was this in kc or san antonio??
Posted by: your_waitress | Oct 25, 2004 1:14:22 AM
Posted by: dleboone | Oct 25, 2004 6:02:47 AM
Posted by: Zee | Oct 25, 2004 6:47:23 AM
Thanks all for the comments... this was found in San Antonio across from the Art Museum. :)
Posted by: Charlie | Oct 25, 2004 11:52:34 PM
Not only is that a fantastic quote, but it's also an awesome display!
Posted by: Lewesrat | Oct 26, 2004 7:23:21 PM
I agree with the above statements, it's a great piece of art (as evidenced by the plaque at the corner of the installation). As a photographer, you've recorded another artist's creativity - but I don't see what you've added to it.
Posted by: mrobertson | Oct 29, 2004 5:25:57 PM
Thanks for the comment, Mr. Robertson! You're absolutely right.. it's simply "found art" - no more - no less - just a simple documentation of something spotted. I honestly didn't have a "statement" of my own for the theme, so I chose a found statement instead.
Great photo? By no means! A great quote presented in a unique fashion worth sharing with other artists? You betcha!
Posted by: Charlie | Oct 29, 2004 5:36:34 PM
Great statement, good clean capture.
Posted by: Eugene | Nov 2, 2004 11:03:00 PM
When I've done this, I not only tried to build in something additional, but I credit the artist. (And in order to make sure I do, I take a close up of the credit for reference.) In the case of what I linked to, I even heard from the artist, who found my shot on the web, and we've exchanged a few pleasant emails over it.
If you know who did this, at least give them credit...
Posted by: Frank | Nov 6, 2004 4:32:40 PM
Frank... well-stated, however, I'm not sure who actually created this. The quote is from - Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917 - however, this was simply found across the street from the San Antonio Museum of Art. If anyone knows who actually created it, I would love to know! :)
Posted by: Charlie | Nov 6, 2004 4:45:03 PM
wowzers... that's cool!
Posted by: littlebrowngirl | Nov 6, 2004 6:47:38 PM
This is pictorially haunting...poetically banal...
The photo is like a tribute to artists...I am a painter, poet & art writer.
Posted by: Danyy Sillada | Nov 7, 2004 5:41:28 AM
As an artist myself and an admirer of everything art, I love this photograph of a "found object" and the quote itself.
Posted by: A. White Buffalo | Apr 9, 2005 2:34:25 AM
I'm gonna link to this at the end of my extensive notes re: "Nature's Elegance" on my fotoblog; very à propos of what I was getting at there.
Posted by: Donna Lee Michas | Apr 9, 2005 10:29:21 PM
Sorry. Forgot you needed the URL to it.
Posted by: Donna Lee Michas | Apr 9, 2005 10:35:32 PM