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Taylor Wessing 2020

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by SXH, Jul 30, 2020.

  1. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    Far too cheerful! How about some person hooked up to every medical device imaginable drawing their last breath, with a priest there conducting the viaticum?
  2. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Kate's picture says to me that the subject is trapped in a situation that is not of their making. They are peering out into the world trying to establish contact with other people. The lines on the curtain/blind establish the uniformity under which everyone has tried to live but only covering half the subject indicates that there could be a way out
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  3. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Yep must be a runner. Will be a galloping cliche, whatever happens.
  4. SqueamishOssifrage

    SqueamishOssifrage Well-Known Member

    I agree with your analysis, but Kate's picture is far too good for TW's hall of gloom.
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  5. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    A good start but it makes some sense even to me.You need some pretentious words with uncertain meaning within that context. You might get some ideas from the latest issue of BJP. Its the annual 'Ones to Watch' issue. I'm not suggesting plagiarism. Just pick odd suitable words from many locations and insert them into your own statement.
    BTW the curtain/blind is part of a mask.
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  6. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    No it isn't. TW requires absolute sharpness and clarity, a degree of technical perfection which most photographers struggle to ever reach. I'm not a fan of the TW selections, but no matter how soulless, uninspiring or even depressing the winners are, they are always technically superior shots. I say always - been a couple of years since I've last seen the show and the big prints.

    Kate's image is better in concept and arguably 'meaning' but it's just not on the same level. Reshoot with a 5000MP digital medium format camera, £30,000 worth of lens and the same again of lighting. :(
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  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Got to agree. It's the professionals who enter loads seeking fame and exposure. You've got to be someone before you enter.
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  8. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Here you go. I could write a whole lot of bollocks about this one. I was in an old derelict house this morning. Peeling paint, no wallpaper.:)

    Not technically competent though.:(

    [​IMG]I Can Breathe by Nigel G, on Flickr
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  9. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Colour might be better?
  10. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

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  11. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think the colour version has more impact. A lot of story here.
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  12. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Nige - what do you mean not technically competent? It is. You've got a large file there to work with. I wouldn't overdo anything, but if it is possible to take any more, that would be a bonus!
  13. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    It was more in response to Zou’s post.

    I can easily revisit but I only did it because I could, not for anything serious such as submitting it, lol.

    I did actually take others in different areas of the building. This was as more of an excuse to go out than anything TBH.
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  14. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    What can I say... (shakes head). Go on. Take your daughter. Have fun and put something into the comp. I would if I took stuff with a decent camera these days, but I don';t. You do have the talent. :p
  15. beatnik69

    beatnik69 Well-Known Member

    It needs to be more desaturated, especially in the red channel.
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  16. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Yes, not sure about the red but a couple of buckets of water would make a difference.
  17. Digitalmemories

    Digitalmemories Well-Known Member

    They must make a good profit on this competition? £20 per photo and £1,600 prize money.

    I was thinking of this one ..... ?

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  18. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    It might be a popular theme this year!
    Difficult to know the minds of those choosing, however, I would say a series which catches their eye could be the way to go? The more outrageous the better, be that through colour, subject or theme?
    Perhaps a Saul Leiter treatment through a car or other window? Dark days, so dark and dangerous?
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  19. Digitalmemories

    Digitalmemories Well-Known Member

    Good point - a darker series may be better, though looking at the past winners it looks a bit random, and technical ability does not seem to be a factor.
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  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    You are right, it does seem random, but I do strongly suspect the BJP philosophy for winners. It has to make them stop longer than 2 seconds to figure it out. It is more the shock factor or strangeness factor which seems to count. Mind you, that could be a portrait of Martin with his hand up a cow's fundamental! Ha!

    I still think Nige's photo above @dream_police is one he should enter - as well as revisiting that site to make it a three photo series at least!
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2020

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