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July 25, 2007 11:04 AM   Subscribe

Joey Lawrence. No, not that one.
posted by FunkyHelix (27 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
from the site: please disable any popup blockers

Without somebody first giving me a very good reason?

No. No, I don't think so.
posted by DreamerFi at 11:13 AM on July 25, 2007


Is it the overdesigned artist site we're "whoa"ing about? Which asks you to turn off popup blockers and resizes your browser to show you corny pics?

Sorry to snark. I must also confess ignorance of the other Joey Lawrence. Which presumably makes me a loser.
posted by imperium at 11:14 AM on July 25, 2007


It's the gallery website of a photographer.

I didn't disable my popup blocker and nothing blew up, and I was able to see the whole site.
posted by FunkyHelix at 11:15 AM on July 25, 2007


Joey Lawrence strikes me as being very, very rich.
posted by dydecker at 11:17 AM on July 25, 2007


WHOA!
posted by Afroblanco at 11:23 AM on July 25, 2007


Joey Lawrence strikes me as being very, very rich.

Well said.
posted by milarepa at 11:23 AM on July 25, 2007


Holy dodge and burn, Batman, there's photoshop afoot!

Seriously, some of the photos under "photojournalism" are nice, but the others with the faux worn edges and grain are meh.
posted by Pastabagel at 11:30 AM on July 25, 2007


Regardless, I do believe I'm a fan. I must be easily pleased.
posted by ikebowen at 11:34 AM on July 25, 2007


this guy could make the pope look "edgy." that is not a compliment.
posted by whahappen?! at 11:34 AM on July 25, 2007


Is it the overdesigned artist site we're "whoa"ing about?

I'm actually curious (and prone to straying off topic) - what do you (or anyone) think a well-designed photographer's site would look like?
posted by ikebowen at 11:50 AM on July 25, 2007


what do you (or anyone) think a well-designed photographer's site would look like?

Spare, easily navigated, necessary information handy, with nothing distracting from the work.
posted by cmgonzalez at 11:53 AM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


All of you spent so much time bitching about the flash-heavy site, that nobody noticed:

Mr. Lawrence is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD.

Were ANY of you geniuses doing that calibre of photography (or anything else) at age 17 ??

You people disgust me.
posted by metasonix at 11:55 AM on July 25, 2007


17, really? Where does it say that?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:01 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


An interview and his DP Challenge profile.
posted by ikebowen at 12:05 PM on July 25, 2007


All of you spent so much time bitching about the flash-heavy site, that nobody noticed:

Mr. Lawrence is SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD.

Were ANY of you geniuses doing that calibre of photography (or anything else) at age 17 ??

You people disgust me.


I hereby dub you Sir Sensodyne!
posted by milarepa at 12:06 PM on July 25, 2007 [2 favorites]


What a talent. I'm jealous.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:09 PM on July 25, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm dis gusting! (Which, of course, means not blowing)
posted by Debaser626 at 12:20 PM on July 25, 2007


It explains a lot about his photos. While I think they're very pretty, they're also totally trite.
posted by mckenney at 12:24 PM on July 25, 2007


We seem to have killed the site. It's timing out for me.
posted by dejah420 at 2:15 PM on July 25, 2007


"Were ANY of you geniuses doing that calibre of photography (or anything else) at age 17 ??"

Yes. Only I wasn't privileged, so none of it mattered.
posted by batmonkey at 3:51 PM on July 25, 2007


At some point, the kids who have been messing around in Photoshop making icons and banners for their Livejournal fan communities are going to start asking their parents for dSLRs and a legal copy of the software, maybe hook up with some bands they met on MySpace or take a trip around the world. This is the result, it's purely perfunctory, but at least he's getting some kind of paid work out of it.
posted by saturnine at 4:13 PM on July 25, 2007


I must also confess ignorance of the other Joey Lawrence.
posted by imperium at 2:14 PM on July 25


Television child actor, said "whoa!" a lot.
posted by joannemerriam at 4:16 PM on July 25, 2007


Someone likes Mark Tucker's and Jim Fiscus' work a little too much.

With that said, I wish I had been pushing my potential at 17 instead smoking dope and skateboarding.
posted by photoslob at 4:19 PM on July 25, 2007


There's definitely a few rural fringe ones in the urban section.
posted by jimmythefish at 5:23 PM on July 25, 2007


He's pretty good, but I don't put much weight on his age. I started designing websites at around 16-17 (which would've been in '96) - but the technology for doing so wasn't quite so accessible to a younger me. Hand-coding 8-bit games on my Commodore 64 at age 8, however, was.

His age shows through in his "make an artistic statement" photos, where he not only explains the photos that don't need explaining (like the jesus/bunny or the man facing death ones), but his subject matter tends to be of the "whoa. so deep." variety that only 17 year olds would think "whoa. so deep." about. Likely, his friends polish that ego a bit, too.

At any rate - it's interesting work, and it shows a lot of talent. I hope he takes it somewhere, cause I like the style and I'd like to see where it matures to in the future.
posted by revmitcz at 6:14 PM on July 25, 2007


From the interview ikebowen links above:

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Three point five years/Two point five years


This shows, I think. The 'photojournalism' stuff is fairly decent, but the 'art' stuff is juvenile drivel.
posted by jack_mo at 6:09 AM on July 26, 2007


I hear people in calcutta have to walk about in sunglasses lest their cataracts be burned out by canon wielding tourists.

Next episode: Isn't it sad the old swimming pool is closing down ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:31 AM on August 3, 2007


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