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Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« Last post by stargazer on August 05, 2016, 10:25:07 AM »
Photographer Sally Mann uses "Wet glass plate" techniques invented in around the 1850's.  No autofocus or built in image stabilizers here

https://vimeo.com/25115631

The video portrait reminds me of the first women in astronomy and electronic music. A great find, Julio!
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on August 05, 2016, 10:04:36 AM »
So here is a successful musician with lots of modular toys......Oxygen was the first electronic music I had heard, guess I was about 12 years old when it came out.  Still love to this day!

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I remember Anthony once mentioned to me he stopped making/releasing new stuff privately due to the massive illegal copying and internet downloads back then....I'll remember him a nice and kind guy of which I hoped he had made some more fine ambient records... 
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« Last post by chris23 on August 05, 2016, 07:36:01 AM »
I enjoyed that video. A little bit. He's making some good points, but not connecting them in a way that I find useful.

1. No one cares.  He's right. No one cares about your photographs. No one cares about your music. No one cares about your writing. No one cares about your art.

Granted, some artists are capable of attracting a sizable fan base. But, even in those cases, I think a lot of followers are just bandwagon fans. Very few people will be able to connect in a deep emotional way to anything you produce.

Once an artist fully appreciates that, I think it can be a source of liberty rather than a source of despair.

2. Do work that is meaningful.

Sure. I think everyone strives to do that. The problem is that he is suggesting this as a means to make people care about your work. I think that is a mistake.

I have an Ayn Rand way of thinking about art: The most important critic is yourself, and an artist must always be accountable to that critic.

If you're trying to make a living off your art, of course, then you have to appease others. And that is where the gray lines emerge.

But, outside of commerce, the goal should never be to create art that others will care about. It should always be about creating art that you care about. And one of the joys in life is finding those connections--meeting people who resonate with your art--whether it is visual, aural, or writing--in the way that you do. But that is a bonus; it isn't the endgame.
 
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on August 05, 2016, 06:48:12 AM »
Photographer Sally Mann uses "Wet glass plate" techniques invented in around the 1850's.  No autofocus or built in image stabilizers here

https://vimeo.com/25115631
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on August 05, 2016, 06:08:41 AM »

it feels like it is only a plaything for them like toys..


For many that is the case.....it is a hobby and they have no intention of making recordings other than to share with friends and demonstrate sounds of new modules.  Keep in mind the eurorack modular system has taken about the last ten years to reach this zenith where it is now.  How many Moog's, Buchla's, Serge's and Arp's have appeared on records....many but they have been around 40 years or more and could only be bought by successful recording artist due to the insane cost.  The eurorack format by contrast is for the people.....there are a lot of people in this world.

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Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« Last post by Julio Di Benedetto on August 05, 2016, 05:37:10 AM »
when it comes to photography art it has to do much with the equipment you use.
Unlike painting etc According to me you need no artistic skill to push the photo button.
To have artistic taste is not hard.. it is not hard to edit photos afterwards etc..
so for me photographers are overrated,

If you have a mediocre camera no matter what you do and software tricks your photos will look uninteresting and mediocre.
I have never owned a system camera only point and shot and smartphone cameras.. I have used all those the full limit..
software tricks can help but you are still always limited to your camera..

If I get a good camera, I can make professional aristic photos too no problem, and if you buy me a flight ticket I can take photos of epic nature etc.
I have no problem to push the camera button it is not that hard.

Of case I am beeing little bit sarcastic here, of curse you need to know the technological basics of to set exposure and all that but the truth is also the newer cameras do more and more stuff automatic.

Ekstasis.....your post is very funny, I think  ??? 
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Everything and Nothing / Re: Nobody Cares about your Photography!
« Last post by petekelly on August 05, 2016, 03:47:03 AM »
Interesting thoughts Julio and Jana. On refelection, I think his message was to try to achieve 'significant' work in a massively over-saturated and transitory world.

Ekstasis - I do hope you're being sarcastic there...
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Music Gearheads Tech Talk / Re: The Modular Synthesizer Thread
« Last post by Scott M2 on August 04, 2016, 08:10:50 PM »
How come I always see these guy with these huge modulars but they never release any actual music dispite often superior sound..
it feels like it is only a plaything for them like toys..

If I had more analouge stuff I would make good music.. but right now I have been forced to sell off my converter so I do not even have sound in my speakers anymore.. that sucks

You definitely get the modular=lego set vibe from watching I Dream of Wires and I think that collecting modules and making weird sounds is a pretty great hobby compared to most. I suppose the guitar collectors with great instruments who never release albums would be a good comparison (although they're kind of taking the vintage instruments away from the non-wealthy players).

There's still lots of folks wielding their modulars to make good music though. Living in Toronto, I get to see lots of shows with artists carting in modulars small and large. I love how much weird firepower people can pack into a choice Eurorack.

I'm very sorry to hear you've been parted from your converter. I know how much pure sound means to you. Perhaps you can find a reasonable smaller used unit to keep you working on music until you can connect with your dream unit(s) again. Good luck...
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Other Ambient (and related) Music / Re: Where are they now? Ashera Edition
« Last post by chris23 on August 04, 2016, 07:12:06 PM »
Any updates on Ashera (Anthony Asher Wright)? I pulled We Gaia off the shelf tonight for the first time in a while and was reminded of how much talent this guy had. Such a lovely recording.

And if anyone has a copy of Cobalt 144 that they'd like to sell, let me know. I seem to be missing that disc. . .
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