Lee Kaloidis

Lee Kaloidis

Posted on 12/07/2013


Photo taken on December  7, 2013


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12-06-13

12-06-13
Acrylic 22x22-inch canvas

Alain Atrân, Dominic Ciancibelli, pjwoodland — intermittently here, Andrew Mirzoian and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Barbara Robeson
Barbara Robeson
Mmmm - most unusual, both color and composition. I really like it!

*have to tell you honestly - would like to see these paintings in the flickr format. ♥
3 years ago.
Jerry Waese
Jerry Waese
flickr has some convenience, but the format there is not more satisfactory,
as a slick magazine (with free content), the flickr pages turn more smoothly, maybe, but as a professional resource it is very much worse than it was.

but enough about companies leading a flock of sheep to the cliff,

these jewel like canvasses are astonishingly great.
the essence of logo without the company to foul it. (the opposite of flickr in that way)
3 years ago.
Lee Kaloidis
Lee Kaloidis
Barbara is a cunning flirt. :)

I upload every new image to Flickr but keep them private. I visit Flickr on a regular basis to see what is happening and to reassess. I also read (spy on) the help forum to get a sense of what is being discussed on the Flickr streets. I am happy to be an émigré and do not like my old country.

Today's Flickr is a far cry from the Flickr of old where viewing was easy, well-spaced with time to contemplate and breathe, and perhaps because of a less meddlesome, less authoritarian, and less profit-centric corporate management structure communities could form and thrive because communication was surprisingly easy - the format didn't inhibit it and there was no sense that at any given moment, without warning or sensitivity or apology, the powers that be would bulldoze over users' buildings like so many inconsequential anthills. I have no interest in contributing to Yahoo's corporate success no matter how many free trinkets they stuff into my holiday stocking.

I also use Pinterest every day and find it quite valuable because the content is greater and the quality of the images is as high as it gets, much higher and more interesting and more relevant than Flickr. www.pinterest.com/leekaloidis/boards But I do not enjoy Pinterest's visual format, which is fashionable and prevalent and has infected Flickr and everywhere else but here, it seems. A tsunami of images gets jammed onto the monitor all at once and the sheer quantity leads to a devaluation of particulars and reads like overpopulated mush. It is all very efficient and time-saving, I suppose, but so is indiscriminate carpet bombing and stereotyping. It is hard to remain independent in a world that gets more and more fashionably "massive" every year. There is something to be said for drinking alone.

These new little pieces have been giving me fits as in many ways I try to break new ground. But I am becoming happier with them. They are not just photographic thumbnails but also physical thumbnails, and so the thinking and doing of them is very different (indeed, very logo-y) than the larger canvases.

I am also very, very happy that you both continue to visit me here in this sometimes lonely tavern where just as things begin to get too morbidly dark the door opens and old friends enter with gifts of insight and afternoon light.

Cheers to you both. I'm buying.
3 years ago.
Dominic Ciancibelli
Dominic Ciancibelli
Thanks for the conversation all!

"Today's Flickr is a far cry from the Flickr of old where viewing was easy, well-spaced with time to contemplate and breathe..."

I think Lee has summed it up in a nutshell here. To open a page on Flickr is like being smacked in the face and then smothered. There is no room for breathing space. Unfortunate they didn't listen to their age old clientele.
3 years ago.
Susan Wolff
Susan Wolff
flickr may be a far cry from what it used to be but it still seems to have more of a sense of community than ipernity.

beautifully simple composition lee
3 years ago.
Lee Kaloidis
Lee Kaloidis
Hi Susan.

Good to see you and thanks for the very kind words.

You are right about the Flickr community. It was always its strength.
3 years ago.