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20 Pictures by Boogie
March 8, 2002 12:58 PM   Subscribe

20 Pictures by Boogie at Artcoup. Great urban photography. #18 is um...special. Must be seen.
posted by Su (37 comments total)

 
That was great, Su, thanks for the link. As an aspiring photographer, I love to come across sites like these. That opening picture set the tone perfectly. Good find.
posted by inviolable at 1:21 PM on March 8, 2002


#18... ribbed, lubricated, non-lubricated, flavoured... I don't wanna know. Good link indeed.
posted by riffola at 1:37 PM on March 8, 2002


#2 is my favorite. You know, I've always dismissed photography as 1 part luck and 2 parts 'shoot enough film and you're bound to get something good'. Then a site like this comes along and shows photography as an artform.

Still, #15 and #16 don't do anything for me ( if they were color photos I doubt they would be in the slide show either). I guess I am naive to nuances of photography, sorry if I come off ignorant.
posted by remlapm at 1:39 PM on March 8, 2002


Excellent!
posted by bee at 1:41 PM on March 8, 2002


Who is Boogie?
posted by bee at 1:49 PM on March 8, 2002


GREAT pics. thanks.
....I wish I could lose my inhibition about getting up so close with wide angle on the streets ..
posted by justlooking at 1:58 PM on March 8, 2002


I do believe #9 is none other than Oliver Willis- or maybe his kid brother. You can't tell me that Superman costume is just a coincidence... :)
posted by hincandenza at 1:58 PM on March 8, 2002


Seems like a bunch of strereotypes.
posted by HTuttle at 1:59 PM on March 8, 2002


Bee, I have absolutely no idea. Just found the place while roaming this afternoon. It's the main page of the site, and there's no statement or anything.
Boogie is Creative Director at Dead by Design, who put the place together.
posted by Su at 2:04 PM on March 8, 2002


Photog is the the biggest hoax art form. I can take a pic of my lamp and sell it. Not to say it doesn't look good, though. But the main true "art" forms are writing (and computer programing).
posted by BigRock at 2:11 PM on March 8, 2002


What in the world is that lady in #17 getting ready to chop with that cleaver. I hope it's not park pigeon.
posted by daHIFI at 2:16 PM on March 8, 2002


Mmmmm, park pigeon... now I'm hungry.
posted by DragonBoy at 2:30 PM on March 8, 2002


BigRock: Have you ever tried to take beautiful photographs? Seriously, have you? It's very, very difficult. I bought a camera last summer and a dozen rolls of B&W film, thinking I'd be Ansel Adams inside a month. Let's just say I was sadly mistaken. Let he who has not made hundreds of really poor exposures cast the first stone.
posted by jpoulos at 2:33 PM on March 8, 2002


jpoulos, don't even bother, some people will never get it (or just like to troll). I am assuming BigRock and HTuttle's comments were both "lines in the water". F em. This is art at it's best. Sweet link Su!
posted by Vek at 3:02 PM on March 8, 2002


I thought it was absolutely lovely. I especially liked the image of the nun and the homeless lady cutting her meat up on a park bench.

Sure, you can teach someone the mechanical basics of photography and set them loose.

But it's the same thing as writing. Having a grasp of spelling and grammer does not a wonderous writer make.
posted by Windigo at 3:14 PM on March 8, 2002


Windigo: Having a grasp of spelling and grammer does not a wonderous writer make.

having a grasp of the 'mechanical basics' of photography does not a wonderous photographer make.
posted by PugAchev at 3:36 PM on March 8, 2002


Windigo, I just realized that I echoed your point...

gah..

puga
posted by PugAchev at 3:38 PM on March 8, 2002


for those interested in using photoshop to make all those great dirty edges and such, check out http://www.misprintedtype.cjb.net/.

fonts and brushes free to download, as well as some very nice design work by the creator....i have been having a blast with the brushes.

photography is a blend of art and science methinks. A lot of it deals with what the photographer thinks is interesting, they don't call that little hole a viewfinder for nothing. If you have an interesting view of things you can capture it with a camera. I like details, so i love my macro lens. I shoot things i like to look at closely.

i think my favorite digital pic i've ever taken is of some ants with a macro lens. I crouched over a windowsill for 2 hours taking pictures and got half a dozen i was happy with. That wasn't Art...just dedication to a point-of-view i had.
posted by th3ph17 at 3:39 PM on March 8, 2002


Having a grasp of spelling and grammer does not a wonderous writer make.
Nor does not having a grasp of spelling :)

That wasn't Art...just dedication to a point-of-view i had.
I believe you just defined art!
posted by Vek at 3:55 PM on March 8, 2002


You know, it's really really hard to make a Flash site that doesn't work on the Mac, but this Boogie person has managed it somehow.
posted by kindall at 4:00 PM on March 8, 2002


Never mind, it turns out that Macromedia's Flash installer is so stupid, it can't tell the Flash 4 plug-in from the Flash 5 plug-in, and tells you you already have the latest when you don't.
posted by kindall at 4:01 PM on March 8, 2002


Jerry: I had a problem when I installed IE6/Win that made a bunch of sites decide I didn't have Flash installed at all, even after I followed their own link to re-install it. Magically resolved itself after a while. It was only certain sites, and consistently. Wonder if it was a plug-in, or detection issue.

th3ph17: I love Recife's stuff. I've been waiting for him to finally rework the place, and am getting antsy about it. It's been a long time.
posted by Su at 4:05 PM on March 8, 2002


it's really really hard to make a Flash site that doesn't work on the Mac

They must be "leet," as the kids say.

This is seriously cool. I expect you all have seen it, but Abandoned Places is also really neat in this regard.
posted by j.edwards at 4:20 PM on March 8, 2002


thanks for the link th3ph17. those brushes/fonts are neat.
posted by juv3nal at 4:51 PM on March 8, 2002


I pine for the days when pictures could be just placed on an html page so those of us without monopoly machines could do what we came to do: see the pretty pages without technology being a gatekeeper and stand-in for the Man of Olde.
posted by Hilarion at 5:12 PM on March 8, 2002


juv3nal , some comrades at a local digital art playground sent me there. I'd never used custom brushes before...in all my years of using photoshop i'd always done stuff the hard way i guess...the brushes are fun and addictive. The challenge is to not over-use them. I think this site was a good example of not going overboard with it...the photos and the interface combine into a nice experience.

and hilarion, i guess i would normally agree with you, but i like the way this was presented. I'm more of a fan of pics on an html page though.
posted by th3ph17 at 5:22 PM on March 8, 2002


hincandenza: I would smash you.... but I thought the exact same thing

*Up, up, and away!*
posted by owillis at 5:30 PM on March 8, 2002


Still, #15 and #16 don't do anything for me ( if they were color photos I doubt they would be in the slide show either).

15 is in color.

Wonderful, wonderful photos. I'm truly impressed.
posted by SuzySmith at 7:06 PM on March 8, 2002


Re: problems with Flash. Why in the world did the artist feel inclined to use Flash for a static photography gallery in the first place? Just to get that fade when each shot is unloading? Why not just some good ol' HTML?
posted by tippiedog at 7:55 PM on March 8, 2002


Tippie: What HTML features are you referring to, exactly? Everything I can think of has sketchy support across browsers, and doesn't involve just HTML.
Additionally, lots of photographers are resorting to Flash sites yes, for presentational reasons, but also to keep people from pirating their images. Most just aren't willing to put in the effort to make a screen capture, paste it into an image app, crop, save, repeat. Pretty effective, I'd say. Flash now being bundled with at least the big two browsers, it's relatively safe to do this sort of thing.
posted by Su at 8:18 PM on March 8, 2002


Beautiful.
posted by jedrek at 1:40 AM on March 9, 2002


Nor does not having a grasp of spelling :)

I am perfectly comfortable in the fact I can't spell. LOL.

One of the many reasons I will never be an award-winning author. Though, I wonder, how important is knowing how to spell in the age of spellcheck?

Who's the author who refuses to let her stuff be edited? Isn't it Anne Rice? Not knowing is bugging me now.
posted by Windigo at 6:50 AM on March 9, 2002


nice pix, thanks! i was just thinking it'd be cool to do a sound one. like of interesting sounds around the city. i could get a digital recorder to sample stuff i guess... and never use it :)
posted by kliuless at 6:58 AM on March 9, 2002


Nor does not having a grasp of spelling :)

Reading that alone deserves a self-depricating: Nor does not having a grasp of grammar. [Insert super-smiley, embarassed, LOL emoticon here]
posted by Vek at 9:11 AM on March 9, 2002


great urban photography mefi-style: #18 - typical mefi a-list poster and FPP cop snorts a latex eel up his nose to impress a moppet lolita while a masturbating comic-book store guy and a girl with a scale model of the maginot line on her face look on. render it in flash with a hawkwind soundtrack and you're looking at next weeks big meme.
posted by quonsar at 11:46 AM on March 10, 2002


Huh?
posted by Su at 3:38 PM on March 10, 2002


Update: Boogie's added two other groups of photos since the initial post at Artcoup1 and Artcoup2.
posted by Su at 10:24 PM on April 29, 2002


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