[Alt-photo] Re: Video: "David Hockney: Photoshop is boring"

Vedos Projekti vedos at samk.fi
Mon Mar 25 18:11:39 UTC 2013

Well, Photoshop is a tool... how can one say the tools are so boring, that's why my images are so bad! ;)

I think users of the tool may be boring... do you think if Picasso or Rembrandt had had Photoshop, they wouldn't have touched it?


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Subject: [Alt-photo] Re: Video: "David Hockney: Photoshop is boring"

Thanks, Greg.  That was really interesting.  I think he's right about digital photography all looking the same.  He's talking magazines, where everything has been photoshopped to death-- but I do see that in shows, too.  I'm not sure what it is, except that everyone is using the same Photoshop apps, and I still think that images made from film (even if then digitally printed) have something that digital scans just don't.

He obviously knows technology, and he didn't say he didn't use it-- he just said he felt that the photographic results (at least in print media) were all of the same.  Nothing much distinguished them.  At least, that's how I heard it.  I think you almost can't do any photography today without some technological aspect attached to it (eg, making digital negatives, for instance-- scanning film and cleaning up the dust marks).

On Mar 25, 2013, at 8:55 AM, Don Bryant wrote:

> David Hockney paints with the iPad
> So I guess software is okay for painting but not photography?
> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 5:48 AM, Greg Schmitz <coldbay1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> FYR
>> "David Hockney: Photoshop is boring"
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAx_aYGmpoM
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