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Old July 24th, 2015, 06:03 PM
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Asher Kelman: Apple Power #1

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No Apple was wasted during this exercise!


Get unreal!


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Old July 25th, 2015, 12:22 AM
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Hi,

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Old July 25th, 2015, 03:27 AM
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Asher Kelman: Apple Power #1

San Francisco July 2015

Leica M Summilux 50mm 1.4

Sony A7R

No Apple was wasted during this exercise!


Get unreal!


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Yeah, nice Asher. But get yaself a decent bloody lens will ya!?...(S).. (T.D)
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Old July 25th, 2015, 09:07 AM
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Thanks for stopping by, Wolfgang and Andy!

I hope folk share some of their escapes, odd and untoward views of "reality"!

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Old July 25th, 2015, 11:28 AM
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Great idea, Asher. Your photo is on target, and it would be fascinating to travel forward two or three decades of time to see if viewers still understood what was meant by the title, "Apple Power".

I was a big fan of Salvador Dali as a young adult, but gradually lost interest in surrealism for some reason. Has anyone here read his 1944 book, "Hidden Faces"?

Anyway, this photo of a deer antler may not quite fit the topic, but it's still sort of weird.


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Old July 26th, 2015, 12:24 PM
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Indigo Dreams @Maggie Terlecki 2015
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Old July 26th, 2015, 03:53 PM
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Maggie, that is very nice !

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Old July 29th, 2015, 12:55 AM
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Maggie,

This is quite a fantasy! What creatures lurk therein?

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Maggie, that is very nice !

What has this fellow been up to?
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Old July 29th, 2015, 01:00 AM
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I met Abby at a concert! She's adorable!




Asher Kelman: Abby Jazz Evening

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Old July 29th, 2015, 02:57 PM
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Seems pretty surreal to me. Captured from one of many posters on walls in my barn.


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Old July 29th, 2015, 03:42 PM
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I met Abby at a concert! She's adorable!
Like this image, it really pulls me in. Nice portrait!
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Old January 16th, 2018, 12:43 PM
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Bump for new work!
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Old January 16th, 2018, 01:42 PM
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OK - I'll bite.

Repost - sort of...




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Old January 16th, 2018, 01:57 PM
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Michael,

I appreciate the great idea and pains you took to get this picture. I read somewhere that a gun was seen in the hand of a woman relfected in a picture of the murder scene. Could be that I made that up but now memory fuses what I imagine and the truth in creative stuff like that. I both want to think I thought of it and also that it did happen!

What I like is that it uses the eye as a side mirror in a car. Fabulous!

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Old January 17th, 2018, 07:21 AM
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I made this composition a long time ago...



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Old January 17th, 2018, 11:42 AM
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I made this composition a long time ago...


Antonio,

Yes!!

Am impressed.

Did you submerge the fruit or create the ripples manually in Photoshop?

Any allegorical meaning or inspiration?

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Old January 17th, 2018, 01:29 PM
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Asher, this was done ages ago without any purpose at all but to experiment Photoshop.

I had no inspiration.

It came out as I was working on it.
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Old January 17th, 2018, 01:33 PM
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Asher, this was done ages ago without any purpose at all but to experiment Photoshop.

I had no inspiration.

It came out as I was working on it.
So you hand created the look of the submerged fruit. Well done!

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Old January 17th, 2018, 03:30 PM
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Another one I "discovered" while searching for the keyword "Algarve"
Also made at ease, no restrictions...l

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Old January 20th, 2018, 11:23 AM
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This is so cool!! Glad I came by this-

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Old January 20th, 2018, 11:43 AM
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Old January 20th, 2018, 11:45 AM
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Love Asher's work but can't get there arghhhhh
Antonio and Maggie too

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Old January 20th, 2018, 01:23 PM
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Old January 20th, 2018, 01:39 PM
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Love Asher's work but can't get there arghhhhh
Antonio and Maggie too

Charlotte-
Why not?

If you have the lements and a sketch I will try to assemble your creation as a Retoucher would. Can't promise I would perfectly express your ideas but would try!

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Old January 21st, 2018, 09:06 AM
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I definitely see this as surreal. It may be different, but I think it fit your style. No worries!
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Old January 21st, 2018, 09:55 AM
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Hi

Golden Ball





Connected





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Old January 21st, 2018, 10:22 AM
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Immediately the globe provides us thoughts of the moon, an eye and a bathysphere for deeps exploration!

So our minds have a lot of explaining to do, setting of a cascade of memory library look up for meaning and correlations. So musing on this will be entertaining as the weights and preferences given to out mind by that day or previous weeks recent experiences will help push out imagination and quasi rational "fuzzy search" to decode your picture.

So this is an excellently surreal image as you both force and allow us to wander freely in the "exploratorium you have created and shared with us.

Bravo!

A really fabulous concept and execution!

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Old January 21st, 2018, 10:32 AM
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Wolfgang!
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Well Wolfgang, you are far more strict here. The link is so strong a concept that it does have a much narrower set of paths you open for us.

Doesn't it appear so definitive and unambiguous, but like Magritte's "Ce' Ne's Pas One Pipe", it is only a basis for us to be challenged to muse and get lost in endless possibilities.

So in practice, this simple and obvious subject of the photograph is far more rich. It, in fact, when our brains look at the implications of the photograph as if it was a statement of speech, it is transformed to vast and open set of related and even contradictory territories. So, in the end, here are also a vast array of derivative families of concepts related to this picture of what's so obviously single humble uncomplicated common and inexpensive closed latch!
  • security
  • bondage
  • freedom
  • dependency
  • imprisonment
  • fixed thinking
  • memes
  • conformity
  • silence
  • secrecy
  • loyalty
  • deceit

So while this is so different from the floating globe in your first offering and far more stringent, all language is based on metaphor, each word and even such seemingly unloaded terms like "near", "far", "and" and "but"are all metaphors. So we are constantly attempting to decode language of pictures too, as that's how we communicate, by decoding!

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Old January 21st, 2018, 12:51 PM
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This is something I did quite a few years ago. I may have already shared it here, not sure. I may have some more, but will have to dig a bit.

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