Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Your Art Is My Art?

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Nikon D70, 18-70 mm lens @ 29 mm, 1/50 sec, f/8, ISO 400
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On my way home from work I pass Elys department store in Wimbledon and four of their windows are dedicated to some commissioned artworks on the vague theme of love/Valentines Day (at least I think that's the connection).

My feelings about shooting other people's artwork and then claiming it as your own art are generally that it's a very grey area. For me it all depends upon what you focussed/framed up on, how you processed the image, and so on. Here, I freely admit that I plainly shot the installation, but as it is brightly lit white in reality I processed it with a hint of a cross-processing curve layer and cropped it to 16:9 for dramatic effect. But basically this is my photo of someone else's embracing mannequins...

I'll try to remember to get the original artists name and post it here.

In other news, it's nice to see my viewing figures creeping slowly back up again! I need to let more people know the blog is back. Feel free to use the Mail icon below to post your favourite images to people! :)

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