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Reverence

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© 2009 Aref Nammari

Sally Gal, KliX, Lodchjo - Lxxx Photography, Armin Fuchs and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Ina
Ina
beautiful!!!
9 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to Ina
Thank you Ina.
9 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
smooth! i like it!
9 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to .t.a.o.n.
Thank you. I am glad you like it. I do too.
9 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
...the photo has interest by itself but this interest grows when we consider that it is part of a series constitued already by "Reverence","Seduction","Elegance","Invitation","Embrace" and others.
You have in your hands a photographic finding that you are showing the capability of exploring in an very artistic and creative way.
Go ahead but don't be worried to show fast results.
The line of creation propitiated by the series ( eventually it could have a name) is one of inner insight, almost of meditation...

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9 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to P.R.Baptista
Thank you so much P.R. for the nice review and the kind words. The shot was taken in my back-yard. A cluster of grass in seed. I liked the delicate form and the way the stalks were bent like a person prostrated for prayer in reverence to the creative force of nature.
As the nice weather is around and plants are in the renewal and growth period I will have, I hope, many opportunities to observe and discover hidden visual treasures and similes to capture. Yes, the photographic process begins in the mind and in the emotions and feelings before it becomes a tangible object of light and shadow. The process is necessarily slow and meditative.
9 years ago. Edited 9 years ago.
Lodchjo - Lxxx Photography
Lodchjo - Lxxx Photo…
visual poetry - well done!
(and i like your explanation here - which confirms the 'visual poetry' statement)
9 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to Lodchjo - Lxxx Photo…
Thank you Lodchjo for the very nice compliment. Much appreciated.
9 years ago.
P.R.Baptista
P.R.Baptista
It is not so easy to try to analyse photography (as art in general) and perhaps this is the cause comments in ipernity are usually so short.
Some even think that art is to be observed, appreciated, not to be the object of critique.
REVIEWED PHOTOGRAPHY as well as CRITIQUE are groups that have different approach.
That is why I would like to add, to my former comment, the idea that this series of photos recalls me a certain oriental touch( maybe japanese) by its subtlety,its softness, its "visual poetry " as was mentioned.

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9 years ago.
Aref Nammari (goplay… has replied to P.R.Baptista
Thanks again P.R. I suppose many think of critique as a bad thing finding fault or things to improve. Sometimes that is the case but not always. Often a critique of piece of art is simply a description of the piece and putting it in context as it pertains to the artist's body of work, social or political context, or an art trend or movement.
While critique could sometimes contain pointing out shortcomings at various levels the purpose is to help point out the weaknesses perceived from the viewer's point of view thus providing room for improvement. We have to keep in mind that any critique is a reflection of the critic's view point and is by no means the final word or verdict--despite the fact that some critics are very influential and could have a big effect on the success or failure of an artist and his or her work. Oniric Mermaid and I had a very interesting discussion a few months ago about art and the influence of galleries and the market on the art world www.ipernity.com/blog/oniricmermaid/100500 . While the discussion is not strictly about critique certain elements--regarding influence--do apply to some extent.
We do not like criticism because we are proud of the product we put out for the rest of the world to see and any hint of suggestion that the work may be lacking can sometimes produce resentment. This resentment is due to ego but also due to the language and attitude used in the critique.
This fear of provoking resentment may be why comments on social network and sharing sites like ipernity, flickr, etc... tend to be shallow, sparse and largely cliches. I admit I do that myself because I do not want nor intend to cause anger and resentment. One reason the Critique group was established was so that people who really are serious about improving and who seek honest feedback have a place to go to. Unfortunately, the group became just another group and like most groups it became a dumping ground for photos without participation. Reviewed photos is a great group where photos with serious comments--a review or critique--are shown providing a place to view what some of us consider successful photographs and works of art. Hopefully the critique group will be resurrected soon and the two groups become truly complementary as intended.
9 years ago.