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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.
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.
That wouldn't rate in the beginers section of our comps.
If that shot was on my camera, I'd delete it as being just a very boring shot.
All my photos are taken with recycled pixels.
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
Wisdom, is knowing not to serve it in a fruit salad.
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 10:30am.
Art is subjective, and the value appears more in who took the photo, then what the photo is of !
I have this silly idea, that I should actually go and take photos with all this photography gear I have already accumulated, before I collect any more!
See some of my photos here.
And my very randomly updated blog.
I quite like it, but $4Mill......blimey some people have so much money.......
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!
Never make the same mistake twice, there are so many new ones, try a different one each day
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
How do I feel ?
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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$500 with all images processed and burnt on a DVD
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, "".
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.
Last edited by Longshots; 11-11-2011 at 7:57pm.
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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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