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    Worlds newest most expensive photo

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    why anyone would pay for that pic is beyond me, let alone 4+ million dollars.
    Am I missing something...
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    I saw this on Facebook today.. I just don't get it. Not at all. Could think of so many things to do with over 4 mil.

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    Haha, I like this comment:

    David Kozlowski10 hours ago
    Dear Mr. Photo purchaser: Please feel free to browse through my
    Flickr photostream. I also have alot of bad, unimaginative images
    posted there that you might be interested in buying!


    I seriously don't get it. Why not save a tonne of money and take close to the same photo yourself? To each their own, but I truly don't understand.

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    That wouldn't rate in the beginers section of our comps.

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    If that shot was on my camera, I'd delete it as being just a very boring shot.
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    And whoever said that the art world is nothing but a huge joke, and the value of a work has absolutely nothing to do with how good (or bat**** boring) it actually is?

    Just go through any 'respected' gallery if you need affirmation of that fact!

    They must've put something in the water there - this one sold for $4.2mil http://www.businessinsider.com/chris...igh-estimate-7

    Gursky is also the snapshotter behind '99 cent diptychon', sold for over $3mil.

    I guess that's fiar though - it's even worse than his river shot!

    How on earth can I join this scam???
    Last edited by CapnBloodbeard; 11-11-2011 at 11:30am.

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    Art is subjective, and the value appears more in who took the photo, then what the photo is of !
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    I quite like it, but $4Mill......blimey some people have so much money.......
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    I dont mind it to much, I like the Colour layers he has spotted , Not sure about the 4 Mil though, They could have bought this one of mine for $500
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    How does it make you feel Darren when that sells for that price, while you shoot infinitely better shots and are only making a living? To make matters worse it is photoshopped!
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    im sorry..but that is bullshit to buy a photo for that amount of money..no wonder this world is in such a crap state , with all the twats with money being such idiots

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    How do I feel ?

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    I'll bet Gursky is (jealous) too! There is no way HE was paid that money for the shot. It was #1 of 6 prints and the others evidently hang in galleries around the world. This one came from a "distinguished private German collector" and Sotherby's declared an interest in it at their auction.

    I can understand some wack job paying gazillions for an original and only version, but a single print from a limited edition? I guess art gallery curators are measured by how much money they can spend in a single purchase and get away with it!
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    How much does he charge for a wedding?
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    $500 with all images processed and burnt on a DVD

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    I'd give it maybe a 3 on an AP Open comp

    You can a high res of this for $200


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    My wife has an eye for a good photo and can quickly sum up what she thinks about it (she has no interest in taking them though).
    I showed her the worlds newest most expensive photo.
    Immediate response, "Why."
    My response, "".

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    I've seen some excellent images sell for a pretty stunning price, but even I looked at this and went ### ? !!! The art world is insane sometimes. That in my humble opinion is a stunningly dull and uninteresting image, that I wouldnt personally part with $40 for. Each to their own I suppose.

    And FWIW I was a guest judge this week at the South Australian Professional Photographic Awards, and also the International Loupe Awards, and had this come up at either, I would have scored it in the 50 - 60 range - and the scoring range is from 50 - 100 on both awards.
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    I'm very much a beginner, so can't really judge it's merits, but I do see some interest in it - its naturally occuring layers of similar colours, with a strip of texture through the middle in the form of the water, so to me it isn't without any merit. It's a shot that I'd rate as "interesting"
    But it's sure not something I'd bother buying, not at any price, and sure as hell not at THAT price.
    There are a heck of a lot of people's photos in the CC and Non CC sections of this site that I'd be far quicker to lay money down for than that one (if I had any to lay down )
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