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Photographer
Creative Digital Imagez
Posts: 178
Yucaipa, California, US


Apr 08 12 01:06 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
john_ellis
Posts: 4,375
Spokane, Washington, US


Your impression of art should have nothing to do with what someone else thinks it is - or isn't... and vice versa.

Whether you consider it art or not, I think you might agree it's far more original than anything you or I have done lately.
Apr 08 12 01:18 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Weapon Outfitters
Posts: 141
Seattle, Washington, US


Badass!
Apr 08 12 01:52 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
tenrocK photo
Posts: 5,408
New York, New York, US


Roy Lion wrote:
Badass!

+1

Apr 08 12 01:59 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Misfit Photography
Posts: 2,732
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


not my cup tea. looks fake.
Apr 08 12 02:02 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Emi Rose
Posts: 1,223
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


I 100% would class this as art, very unique smile
Apr 08 12 02:03 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Erin Holmes
Posts: 6,330
Albuquerque, New Mexico, US


I'm sincerely bewildered. Why wouldn't it be art?
Apr 08 12 02:49 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Shot By Adam
Posts: 5,549
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Sounds to me like you're just jealous that you:

1. Didn't think of it first.
2. Didn't think of it first then think to market it as art first
3. Didn't think others would think of this as art then go do it yourself and then sell it as art.

Apr 08 12 02:13 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Visual Echoes
Posts: 917
Buffalo, New York, US


I got the shivers looking at it, imagining the dangerous height. To me, yes, it is art. If it isn't to you, that's cool.
Apr 08 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
Hayley Alys MUA
Posts: 978
London, England, United Kingdom


Meh, different strokes for different folks.
Me? I think it's pretty rad if he actually did scale the buildings before snapping the shots.
I get goosebumps and that nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach that everyone gets with heights just looking at them briefly, so I'd say he did a great job
Apr 08 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gianantonio
Posts: 7,713
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US


What about the work makes you question whether it is (or should be) considered art?

Apr 08 12 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Faulty Focus
Posts: 696
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada


Hayley Alys MUA wrote:
Meh, different strokes for different folks.
Me? I think it's pretty rad if he actually did scale the buildings before snapping the shots.
I get goosebumps and that nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach that everyone gets with heights just looking at them briefly, so I'd say he did a great job

+1

Apr 08 12 02:18 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Michael A Broughton
Posts: 1,194
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


i always find it funny when some self-important person seems to think their own personal likes and dislikes determine whether or not something even qualifies as art.
Apr 09 12 12:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cait Chan
Posts: 6,272
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Yes. Yes it is OP.

You just don't LIKE it.

Also I'll echo the poster above me. It comes across as very self-righteous and smug when one feels they are the authority on what is or isn't art.
Apr 09 12 12:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
-Nicole-
Posts: 19,180
Madison, Wisconsin, US


Pretty damn cool if you ask me...smile
Apr 09 12 12:51 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Why shouldn't it be considered art?
Apr 09 12 12:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Richard Greenly
Posts: 1,006
Washington, District of Columbia, US


It makes me dizzy. lol
Apr 09 12 12:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Gallery 59 Photography
Posts: 854
Claremont, California, US


I'm 6'4" yet scared of heights, so these photos made me nervous.

OP, art is entirely subjective. You either like it or you don't. But to say it's not art? That seems a little close minded to me.
Apr 09 12 12:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


Hey, smug OP:

To answer your question, Yes, to those who consider it art, it's art, and to those who don't consider it's art, it's not art.

I hope you're not foolish enough to think that the rest of the species has to think like you do.
Apr 09 12 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
K I C K H A M
Posts: 14,501
Los Angeles, California, US


I love it.

The reason I would consider it art (which I understand would vary from person to person) is the consistency of the feet from piece to piece-- creating both an understanding of what went into the shots and a common characteristic throughout the series; and also the perspective, which I think looks awesome.

But, I'll be biased towards liking it. Vertigo is one of my favorite movies of all time. =P
Apr 09 12 12:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Victoria Cope
Posts: 13
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom


Michael A Broughton wrote:
i always find it funny when some self-important person seems to think their own personal likes and dislikes determine whether or not something even qualifies as art.

Exactly!

Personally the images make me feel a little sick because I don't like heights but I appreciate the effort and idea gone into taking the images.

Apr 09 12 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
P I X I E
Posts: 35,267
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


K I C K H A M wrote:
I love it.

The reason I would consider it art (which I understand would vary from person to person) is the consistency of the feet from piece to piece-- creating both an understanding of what went into the shots and a common characteristic throughout the series; and also the perspective, which I think looks awesome.

But, I'll be biased towards liking it. Vertigo is one of my favorite movies of all time. =P

Then you'd get along great with my fiance. It's in his top 5. And mine too!

Apr 09 12 12:57 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Robert Sawin
Posts: 6,740
Carlsbad, California, US


-Nicole- wrote:
Pretty damn cool if you ask me...smile

+1

Apr 09 12 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Frances Jewel
Posts: 9,149
Dayton, Ohio, US


sweet!! I love it, I also love the tone mapping he has done to the images. Very cool stuff!! big_smile
Apr 09 12 01:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
Christopher Willingham
Posts: 21,859
Long Beach, California, US


Love em...  They would make great paintings...
Apr 09 12 01:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Bunny Bombshell
Posts: 11,752
Huntington, West Virginia, US


I've seen worse examples
Apr 09 12 01:21 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Brian Diaz
Posts: 62,326
Danbury, Connecticut, US


There are even more visually interesting photos on his website.
http://dennismaitland.com
Apr 09 12 02:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Ashes to Ashes
Posts: 3,784
Norway, Maine, US


Misfit Photography wrote:
not my cup tea. looks fake.

yeah Im not a fan either

Apr 09 12 02:23 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kincaid Blackwood
Posts: 23,305
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Pathetic.

This guy composes photos that work in perspective, geometry and infuses a feeling of fear/helplessness/impending-doom to the viewer and you scoff at it?  You suggest that it isn't art?  A sincere question from someone who has not viewed your work: should we view your images here and use it as a guideline for art?  I freely comply with the No Unsolicited Critiques rule but when you begin threads like this you open yourself up for critical analysis from peers.

When you photograph Yucaipa, CA as beautifully as Dennis Maitland photographs Detroit, perhaps you have grounds to challenge whether his work is or isn't art.  What the fuck…
Apr 09 12 02:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lawrence Guy
Posts: 17,622
LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


I think the photos are compositionally uninteresting, based on a gimmick, and photographed by a person who does not value his own life.  However, there's no reason to say they're not art.

They also give me the shivers to look at.
Apr 09 12 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kincaid Blackwood
Posts: 23,305
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Lawrence Guy wrote:
I think the photos are compositionally uninteresting, based on a gimmick, and…

Wow…

Apr 09 12 02:34 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Wysiwyg Photography
Posts: 6,326
Salt Lake City, Utah, US


Emi Rose wrote:
I 100% would class this as art, very unique smile

Yep...

Apr 09 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lawrence Guy
Posts: 17,622
LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


Kincaid Blackwood wrote:

Wow…

Why wow?

Apr 09 12 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Andialu
Posts: 14,029
San Pedro, California, US


Who cares if something is or isn't art? Either it speaks to you or it doesn't. I personally think art is pretty much a useless word. People use it as a velvet rope to disregard what they don't like and elevate what they do like.
Apr 09 12 02:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Kincaid Blackwood
Posts: 23,305
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Lawrence Guy wrote:
Why wow?

Because of the casual finality of the statement's dismissiveness.  To each, his or her own…

Apr 09 12 02:49 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lawrence Guy
Posts: 17,622
LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


Kincaid Blackwood wrote:

Because of the casual finality of the statement's dismissiveness.  To each, his or her own…

How is my casual dismissal of it any different from comments in the thread where people wholeheartedly endorse it?  Note that I never said it isn't art.  I just implied that I didn't like it.

Apr 09 12 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Cynthia Serrano
Posts: 12,466
Newark, New Jersey, US


I think its an awesome angle the photographer could at least wear better sneakers lol
Apr 09 12 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
IrisSwope
Posts: 14,799
Dallas, Texas, US


Erin Holmes wrote:
I'm sincerely bewildered. Why wouldn't it be art?

Because art required pretentious fancy lighting

Apr 09 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Lawrence Guy
Posts: 17,622
LAKE PEEKSKILL, New York, US


IrisSwope wrote:

Because art required pretentious fancy lighting

No, wait... I thought pretentious fancy lighting automatically means it's NOT art?

/confused

Apr 09 12 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
C Mirene
Posts: 1,610
Toledo, Ohio, US


Of course it is art.  To me.
Apr 09 12 03:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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