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Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Hertz van Rental, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    ...is all.
    This thread was one about favourite photographers.

    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...amp;postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

    I mentioned some, others were mentioned and I exchanged a few views with someone who had been taught by one of my favourite photographers.
    No pictures were posted but I got taken to task by another member about pornography. Well if you read it you'll see. I still don't know what I did wrong.
    I was wondering if there would be any mileage in having a section for the serious discussions about photographers, photography and associated issues.
    I do NOT want pictures posted in it - it would be purely for discussions. But I would like it to have a big sign on the door warning folks to stay out if they are easily shocked.
    I know we have a strict policy on offensive material but that should not mean we dumb everything down.
    Any views or comments?
     
  2. MDowdey

    MDowdey Guest

    in regards to this subject, my feelings are as follows.


    if you are engaged in an art such as photography, drawing, painting, sculpting, or anything for that matter...and the naked body offends you, then get out and find another hobby.

    there is a difference between porn and artistic nudes. some dont see the differentiation


    md
     
  3. motcon

    motcon TPF Noob!

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    from my experience, you won't find the folks that can 'hang in there' or 'put in the time' to engage.

    sucks, but it's true.
     
  4. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Have gone over it and the excitement was caused by someone else posting some links to Witkin photos. But as usual I got the blame.
    I know that the conversations might be thin on the ground but it would be nice to have the option - and lower the chances of offending.
    I mean there are one or two other minority areas that don't do much business....
    Just a thought
     
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    Aoide TPF Noob!

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    I think that MDowdey said it perfectly.

    I don't think you *have* to create a whole new area to discuss this subject, although I remember someone bringing up a photographer's listing before. Maybe a Photography as Art or some such focused forum under the Photography grouping.

    And you did not post links. I went back and looked when the comment was made. I don't think you did anything wrong. I think that particular poster doesn't have experience. I get the feeling it may be an age issue, or maybe it is just an experience level. Sometimes education in a new subject matter can come with some surprises. But that is how we learn and we expand our world.
     
  6. Alison

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    Hertz, I just wanted to comment on what a nice job you did in your reply to that poster. I feel you did nothing wrong there. It would have been something else entirely if you had posted a photo directly and not given warning. It's impossible to tell what others will find offensive, and like Matt said, photography and many other art forms do an amazing job at interpreting the human form. That being said, I will bring this to the moderator group and see what we can do about a forum.
     
  7. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I think a section like that would be a good idea. I personally don't know a lot about photographers or the deeper parts of photography that people like Hertz do, so I myself wouldn't be able to contribute, really, but I would LOVE to learn. Believe it or not, I did join this forum to LEARN, not just to goof off in O/T!!! :)
     
  8. aggiezach

    aggiezach Yup...

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    I was thinking the same thing...


    Zach :D
     
  9. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all the positive input so far.
    In some ways I think that a small user base would make discussions easier but we should take things as they come.
    I was, at first, going to suggest a forum that was just for posting pictures of fluffy kittens and sunsets, where people could go if they were just starting in photography and easily offended - a bit like a training pool. But then I thought of the kicking I'd get for being fatuous :mrgreen:
     
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    Look, I see photography as an art. But I don't want to exposed to pictures of "places" where underwear belong! I don't want to click on a link and then be confronted with a nude photo! I just ask for warning about links or photographers! I don't want to be an outcast just because I want some modesty! Geez... :roll:
     
  11. Corry

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    No reason for you to be defensive. No one was outcasting you.

    Hertz was merely making a suggestion. A suggestion that would make those of you that DON'T want to see or talk about that type of photography more comfortable.
     
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    not to interject as i don't want a p**sing contest (i like my shoes clean and dry), but....

    ....art really has no place for prejudice. art is very delicate by nature in that nearly every facet is continually 'discussed' (not argued) and from that there is growth.

    there is a time long standing book called 'the nude'. 593 pages. a great history as to the place and beauty of the place of the nude.

    you may think that underwear 'belongs' there, but some of us find soul in the human body. heck, there's nudity in Michelangelo's creation of Adam in the sistine chapel...at the vatican. page 101 in my copy of 'the nude'.

    further, people can't look out for your best interests. that's your responsibility.

    art is about growth and communion. solace is a mere mouse click away to close the browser.

    and i haven't done much in this post to further growth and communion, so label me as a momentary hypocrite.

    /reality check.
     

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