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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

good vs. bad

The book's genesis is a relatively (and deservedly) obscure 1902 how-to book by Charles H. Taylor. In it, Taylor gives earnest examples of bad photographs, like the cropping error shown above, along with corrective suggestions and examples of the good photographs that they ensure.

Jim Stone: Why My Photographs are Good, Limited Edition (One Picture Book #29
Jim Stone's One Picture Book finds its formal cues in the deservedly obscure 1902 guide Why My Photographs are Bad by Charles M. Taylor, which earnestly corrects photographic errors -- such as blurring and foreshortening -- that are now overly familiar modernist art strategies. Stone's photographs are widely exhibited and collected throughout the United States."


Kitty Stampede said...

sometimes bad is good, ya dig? ;P

jessica said...

whys your blog so good!?