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Watch England Here [Apr. 21st, 2009|12:24 pm]
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-04-21 12:19 pm (UTC)
I like the last one :) but generally I avoid the fetishisation of ugliness in my artistic tastes unless there is an undertone of anger that we have to live this way and reinforce the ugliness.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-21 02:11 pm (UTC)
But I don't see any of these as ugly.

I love random (or apparently random) juxtapositions. Take another look at all the texts in #2- and how they bounce off one another. That lorry sliding into view was a gift. I didn't notice it (and what it said) until I checked the picture afterwards.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-04-21 02:35 pm (UTC)
:::looks again::: I like the lorry! good touch.

I still tend to have subjective standards about beauty though. This is not a reflection on the quality of your pictures, which are great - it is my preferred aesthetic sensitivity. Examples here: http://ideealisme.livejournal.com/125912.html#cutid1 (I'm rubbish at photography but the scenery was a gift!)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-21 04:45 pm (UTC)
That picture with the rainbow is particularly lovely.

I do conventionally "beautiful" subjects too. My aim (my conscious aim, anyway) is always to try and capture the particularity of a place or a view or an object in the landscape.

And if there's a certain ambiguity or oddity in the subject, so much the better.
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[User Picture]From: ideealisme
2009-04-21 05:07 pm (UTC)
:::nods:: I understand.

Perhaps my feelings are coloured by the aesthetic damage wreaked on my country by venal greed at its most unchecked. (I would use a stronger word than "damage" but I fear causing offence.) That makes me more likely to go for utopian pictures!
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[User Picture]From: sovay
2009-04-21 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you. The graffiti and the text on the side of the truck: the world is made of words.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-21 04:45 pm (UTC)
There are poems everywhere.
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[User Picture]From: litchick
2009-04-21 03:46 pm (UTC)
Love the textures in these photos too. There's some great contrast.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-21 04:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-04-22 03:01 am (UTC)
I see ugliness in #3 and #4, as I do in my own city. I miss the aesthetic value that you seem to appreciate. Maybe I am blind? I do get the interesting justaposition of the text in #2, though.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-04-22 08:00 am (UTC)
I see #3 as an abstract composition. Or- alternatively- as two spaceships heading away from the moon. It comes down to liking the shapes- and the way they relate to one another.

#4 is a declaration of love. "and on the 7th day Said was created". In my book that's beautiful :)
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[User Picture]From: daisytells
2009-04-22 04:14 pm (UTC)
You see the glass as half-full, obviously. Wish I could do that with my city. However, here it used to be almost full, and I have been watching it getting emptier and emptier as times passes.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2009-05-01 12:50 pm (UTC)
"food booze and news"--!!!!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2009-05-01 01:49 pm (UTC)
A typical "corner shop"- though this one isn't actually on the corner.
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