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PixiPort Fine Art Photography Gallery Newsletter
  Newsletter May 01, 2003  

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Misha Gordin

The Voice Behnd The Lens

Photo Of The Month

Color Squeeze-Giclee Specialist

Pixiport Art Posters



Misha Gordin

Featured art photographer this month with new work is Misha Gordin conceptual fine art photographer.

Conventional versus Conceptual

Do I point my camera outwards to the existing world or turn it inward towards my soul.

Am I taking photographs of existing reality, or creating my own world, so real but non existent.

Results from this two opposite approaches are notably different and, in my opinion, conceptual.

Photography is a higher form of artistic expression that places photography on the level of painting, poetry, music and sculpture. It employs the special talent of intuitive vision. By translating the personal concepts into the language of photography, it reflects the possible answers to major questions of being: birth, death and life.

Creating an idea and transforming it into reality is an essential process of conceptual photography.

Today's conventional approach, with a few exceptions, completely dominates Art Photography. But introduction of digital photography can change this balance. The ease of producing altered realities, will bring a new wave of talented artists, who will use it to express their special world of visions, with all its meanings, symbols and mystery.

In a world of high technology will you still believe in truthfulness of a photograph?

And does it matter?

To me it matters. In all these years of creating conceptual images, I tried to make them as realistic as possible. My technical abilities have improved, allowing me to broaden horizons for my ideas.

But this is not the most important part of the process.

The poor concept, perfectly executed, still makes a poor photograph

Therefore, the most important ingredient of the powerful image is a concept. The blend of a talent to create a concept and the skill to deliver it - those are two major building blocks of creating a convincing conceptual photograph.

It is not a new idea to manipulate photographic images. As a matter of fact all images are manipulated to a certain degree. The real power of photography emerges when altered reality is presented as existent and is expected to be perceived as such.

An obviously manipulated image is a trick that shows a lack of understanding of the unique power of photography - the belief engraved in our subconscious that what was captured by the camera has to exist. In the best examples of successfully manipulated images the question "Is it real?" does not arise.

My first introduction to digital manipulations showed me how similar analog and digital techniques are. Each has it's bright and dark spots. At this moment I don't see any reason to switch to digital. I still prefer glowing quality of original print and the laborious process to achieve it. Yet, I believe, that it is only matter of time before digital technology replaces analog and the conceptual approach will receive well deserved place in Art of Photography.

I also want to believe that, many years from now, artists will continue to develop the language of photography, understanding and preserving its unique power.

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We have added a poster gallery on Pixiport. We will be adding many galleries of poster art with the top photographers in the world bringing afforable art to the world.

Pixiport is also working with a new fine art printing company, Color Squeeze. Not only do they bring years of experience in reproduction of fine art but bring to us the best in pricing. We welcome Color Squeeze to our team.

Misha Gordin is our featured photographer this month with his newest surreal photos.

Enjoy the Journey!

  • The Voice Behnd The Lens
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    Michael Dubiner
    There is a widely held belief that Street Photography is designed to and does capture a truthful image of what the camera is seeing. This may be an accurate assessment of some photographs, but an honest recording of an event and the motivations and feelings of the subjects photographed is not necessarily a primary goal of Street Photography.

    Avedon's statement quoted above reflects a view that a photograph does not reflect the full truth of it's subject; in large part because a photograph cannot ever fully reflect the full range of the emotions, feelings, history and the like of it's subject. The statement is profound but I do not believe it is wholly accurate. While, many photographs do not aim for honesty and others do not have the insight to be truthful, some images tell a partial truth. They are able to capture a section, perhaps only a fragment of the essential truth of the subject. This does not imply that either type of image is in any way more or less worthy. It is often the fact that when viewing a Street Photograph, the truth is in the eyes of the beholder.

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  • Photo Of The Month
  •    Lucio Valerio Pini is Pixiport's POTM winner. Congratulations Lucio!

    POTM is sponsored by Digital Art Supplies and winner recieves fine art photo papers.
    http://www.pixiport.com/winner.html
    http://www.digitalartsupplies.com

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  • Color Squeeze-Giclee Specialist
  •    Color Squeeze FINE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART REPRODUCTIONS
    Giclee Specialist
    Pixiport is now working with Color Squeeze for our printing needs. Color Squeeze produces images and photographs on canvas. We highly recommend this company. Wonderful work and fantastic prices! Mention Pixiport and you can get 10% off your order.

    They use uv archival ink and as an added percaution use an uv protective coating. The images are suppose to last 100+ years in a normal indoor setting.
    They can print up to 35" x 120" however if the image is to be stretched the actual image size should not exceed 32" x 120". Email:Jeff Mort at colorsqueeze@charter.net

    More On Color Squeeze.......

  • Pixiport Art Posters
  •    We have added photo art posters to our galleries. We have over 20 photographers that will have galleries up for the art posters. Safe secure online buying.

    We will be adding new galleries each week so check back often to find your favorite photo artists work in afforable poster form!

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