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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:00 pm    Post subject: Recreating Masterpieces Reply with quote

Hi All!

Here's a fun idea

We're all photography geniuses but the world doesnt know it yet

So, one of the ways of showing your skill is by taking pictures and processing them as close as possible to an iconic image from a "master" to the point where the viewer thinks - was this also taken by the great XYZ?


For example:

Here is my take on HCB's famous picture




Let the game begin!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hari,

Can you post an image of the original so that we can compare. If not, can you post a link to the original?

There's one particular Cartier-Bresson image that I really like but there's no chance in hell that it will ever be replicated. It's an image of a man in a suit stepping over a puddle with reflection showing. At the same time there are two other men in business suits in the background striding (in almost lock step) to work. -> impossible to replicate!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
Hari,

Can you post an image of the original so that we can compare. If not, can you post a link to the original?

There's one particular Cartier-Bresson image that I really like but there's no chance in hell that it will ever be replicated. It's an image of a man in a suit stepping over a puddle with reflection showing. At the same time there are two other men in business suits in the background striding (in almost lock step) to work. -> impossible to replicate!


i didnt want to include the image here to stay off copyright issues but i can post a link

my work is a mix of this image -> http://shop.archiegrand.com/pub_images/original/HENRI-CARTIER-BRESSON_517.jpg

and this image -> http://www.copypasteculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/henri_cartier_bresson_photo_001.jpeg

you are talking about this image and i dont think it's very difficult to replicate (but i dont recollect or see two men in business suits) -> http://jchatoff.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/photo_cartierbresson_europe.jpg


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moin Hari!
Great idea -- personally, I do not think
that I am (yet) the genius to make something
equally good / better... Smile But still: the idea is great!


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hari wrote:


you are talking about this image and i dont think it's very difficult to replicate (but i dont recollect or see two men in business suits) -> http://jchatoff.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/photo_cartierbresson_europe.jpg


Yes, that's the image. It's my recollection that failed, unless he made another image that is very similar.

Great idea, but I doubt I would be up to the task.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fun idea and a great game, could even teach us a thing or two. Be very careful not to post images that are not your own. I know of many cases where posting other peoples pictures on blogs etc has become an expensive lesson learned... Links are ok.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very fine idea Hari !
I'll think about it. Smile


PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:54 pm    Post subject: Honouring the Greats Of Photography Reply with quote

What a wonderful idea, promoting the art of homage. Honouring the greats by imitation is a serious growth tool for us photographers, considering the challenges of matching subject, props, lighting, lens effects, and an infinite array of little details, all to be deftly handled if success is to be obtained. *

For this tribute to Andres Kertesz's "Fork," I for some unknown reason chose to retain colour, even though Andres' original was B&W film.

ANDRES KERTESZ - FORK:
http://www.photographersgallery.com/photo.asp?id=2891


KERTESZ FORK HOMAGE by David N. Docherty


Camera: Nikon D300
ASA (Ooops! ISO): 200
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Lens: Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 @ f13
Tripod (VIP): Manfrotto Legs 055XPROB mounting a 410 Geared Head

* Note the black strip along the upper right edge- I fussed over the placement and angle of that table edge for what seemed like an inordinate amount of time, the print I had to work from clearly had that dark line running at a slight angle, yet today when I searched the web for an image to link to, every copy I located has the horizontal line parallel to the image edge!!! It is much easier to do a similar image than it is to do an exacting copy...


PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job !!


PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mir wrote:
Great job !!


Thank you.


This image was rather tough as I wanted to have the folds, angles, and shadows all very close to Man Ray's original. You can see by the catch light in our eyes that I had my light source too high. I also think I was using only a single light, but there are two catches in Man Ray's right eye. Wish I had caught that before! This is a self portrait by the way. My instructor at the photo academy encouraged us to mostly replicate, but throw a twist into, the images we honour by duplicating, but lighting and composition should be highly regarded.


MAN RAY, SELF PORTRAIT, SHAVEN:
http://www.manray-photo.com/catalog/images/photos/photographies_grande/C069_lg.jpg


MAN RAY SELF PORTRAIT HOMAGE BY David N Docherty



Camera: Nikon D300
ISO: 200
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Lens: Nikon Series E 70-210mm f4 @ f4.5
Tripod (VIP): Manfrotto Legs 055XPROB mounting a Manfrotto Ball Head


PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Original Nautilus by Edward Weston:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Weston-nautilus.jpg


My Nautilus:



Macheck


PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jackson Pollock found via Google picture search


My version, made with Noritsu 50.7/9.5 at about 3:1, NEX-C3, a normal Vileda kitchen sponge, no PP:


PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The sponge pollock is great!


PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AH! but will it fetch Millions$$$$,shame because it is very good.