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November 25, 2004 1:00 AM   Subscribe

The Snowsuit Effort - A photoblog, mostly faces.
posted by dobbs (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
That guy's good. It just goes to show; photography, perseverance and virtue are all the same.
posted by wsg at 1:47 AM on November 25, 2004


and it helps to have one of these.
posted by three blind mice at 2:07 AM on November 25, 2004


Indeed...talent and technology are a winning combo!
posted by Sadie Mirth at 2:28 AM on November 25, 2004


nope, it ain't the camera, it's the eye. kind of like saying cezanne was adequate because of the brush he wielded when it fact it was his love of big foreheads and weird angles that got that mountainous rep.
posted by stirfry at 2:40 AM on November 25, 2004


it's not just the eye, it's the... erm. effort. ryan is engaging with his subjects in a way that many photographers/photobloggers don't. this isn't long lens crap.

"A lot of people dont realize how hard it is to be homeless — especially when it gets cold." Diane

"I lost my job at General Motors when I had my stroke." Charles

"I'm lost." Carmen

it's really excellent work.
posted by heather at 6:35 AM on November 25, 2004


This is doubly good because it's mostly Detroit.

I think that's the first and last time I'll ever utter that sentence.
posted by adampsyche at 6:53 AM on November 25, 2004


Beautiful and moving, thanks.
posted by quiet at 7:31 AM on November 25, 2004


great stuff
posted by poopy at 8:04 AM on November 25, 2004


Outstanding pictures. It makes me wonder if everyone in Detroit is ugly though.
posted by Arch Stanton at 8:29 AM on November 25, 2004


Great collection of photos...thanks for the link!
posted by dbh at 8:47 AM on November 25, 2004


Very moving.
posted by livingsanctuary at 8:51 AM on November 25, 2004


Stirfry,

It's the talent AND equipment. Being a photographer myself and having moved over the years from a cheaper digital to a Canon 10D (similar to the one linked to by three blind mice) I know you can't get the look this photographer got with any old point-and-shoot. Shallow depth of focus, low-noise, high-resolution, sharpness, contrast, saturation etc are only available with better equipment.

You use a painter as an example. It's not a fair comparison as photography is a medium which relies heavily on the advancement of technology from an image quality perspective. Nevertheless, painters are notorious equipment wonks. Check out the array of oils, watercolours, brushes, canvases etc. at your average art supply store.

A camera is a tool, and selected as a means to an end, just as a watercolour is chosen over an oil.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:18 AM on November 25, 2004


It makes me wonder if everyone in Detroit is ugly though.

Just the homeless ones, apparently.
posted by adampsyche at 11:13 AM on November 25, 2004


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