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

Evan J Hughes evan at evanhughes.org
Tue Mar 26 08:24:45 UTC 2013

The sad reality is that the vast proportion of photoshop processed 
pictures are generated for advertising purposes; the products they are 
advertising must be selling well, so they keep on using the same style 
of pictures. If their products were not selling, they would keep 
changing their advertising strategy until they did find a method that 
sold the product; they have no compassion towards artists and whatever 
sells, sells.

As so much advertising is done using these sterile over processed 
images, it suggests that many of the advertising companies have been 
'influenced by' (read 'have copied') advertising from other products and 
companies that have sold well in the past and happened to use the type 
of image that David Hockney was complaining about.

Photoshop can be a great tool if used well and used subtly; it can also 
be the equivalent of 'autotune' in the music industry that allows anyone 
with poor voices to make records that reach the top of the charts, as 
long as they are willing to accept sounding like Metal Mickey all the 
time and never singing live.

    Best regards,


On 25/03/2013 12:55, Don Bryant wrote:
> David Hockney paints with the iPad
> http://tinyurl.com/6opkujg
> http://tinyurl.com/d9tfht6
> http://tinyurl.com/786m48t
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK_Uq_0SyI
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jabJKtqK0k
> http://tinyurl.com/cpxqeuc
> 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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