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Graphic Art

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by EightBitTony, Jun 11, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    We've had several genres (Portraiture - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/portraiture.140635/, Still Life - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/still-life.140633/, Street - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/street-photography.140641/, Documentary - https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/documentary-reportage.140766/) so I thought I'd start some more.

    I wanted a better term, one that @RovingMike often uses, but couldn't remember so I've gone with Graphic Art. Images which some might call Fine Art, but which basically turn something into a study of shapes and lines and colours.

    A lot of my photographs become this, and there's a style of street photography which is this, but a lot of @Zou's images fall in this category too without being street.

    [​IMG]Damp Basement by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Hard on the Eyes by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]W by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]A Wall of Three Thirds by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Something Different by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Red Black Red Black by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Testing the Temperature by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Verticals by Tony Evans, on Flickr

    I love graphic / geometric images, taking the real world and turning them in to something pleasing to the eye is for me one of the deep pleasures of my photography.

    Sometimes that involves people, other-times just a wall with some paint on it.
     
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  2. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    One of my favourite genres too. Obviously a few I have posted in the comp threads recently fit into this category.
     
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  3. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Just a few of mine that spring to mind. I do put people in them but most is things on walls, patterns of light or just odd things that catch the eye etc.


    Would you class this as graphic art?

    [​IMG]Woman in The Saatchi by Nigel G, on Flickr

    Then the rizzla packet, that is just noticeable in the above shot.

    [​IMG]rizzla by Nigel G, on Flickr

    And from the same set. I was obviously going through a white phase. A different type of graphic image than you gave examples of, but I would put it into the same category.

    [​IMG]reflecting on the art by Nigel G, on Flickr
     
  4. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    I think there's a definite graphic element in them, yes. They work because of the shapes.
     
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  5. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    I also reckon that a lot of the images I take are just quick snaps with my iPhone. Unless I am specifically going out to take photo's I do not carry a camera and a lot of graphic type of images are things I just happen to see, if that makes sense.
     
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  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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    I remember that one. Loved it.
     
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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  8. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Visual art, that's the phrase I was seeking.
     
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  9. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Ah, but whilst visual art and graphic art may overlap there's a distinction surely.

    Have a look at this photographer and let me know which you think she is (or indeed, both): Sinziana Velicescu.
     
  10. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  11. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    that's the bunfight we're here to have surely :)
     
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  12. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Lovely, yes, visual art, sometimes making graphic art out of someone else's art, which is a skill in itself.
     
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  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well the RPS turned that discussion into a bit of a nonsense when they lumped it all into their pretentiously titled "Fine Art" category.
     
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  14. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    I used to want to be a photojournalist, covering Africa or Asia. These days my photography goals are very different; one is to be a fraction as good as she is at architecture/form/graphic stuff.
     
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  15. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Which I always read as in, well, it's fine enough...
     
  16. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    But not great...

    Had to truncate as formatting wouldn't let me take off italics. o_O
     
  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap old mill shed now gone.jpg
     
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    Catriona Well-Known Member

  19. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap chequered fridge and apron.jpg
     
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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    ap vase mono jug.jpg
     
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