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Matthew Malkiewicz

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Photos - WW&F photo charter January 16/17
« on: February 11, 2021, 02:45:09 PM »
Follow the link below to a selection of my images captured last month at the WW&F Railway Museum in Maine during the Lerro Photography charter. Experimenting with a different technique of photo taking, I attempted to create with a more carefree and playful feeling. Recently I have been curiously studying the work of Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama; his distinct style was loosely mimicked in my approach to the event. Ignoring our western society’s photographic quote unquote ‘rules’; in some cases opting for sloppy composition, unprecise exposure, dark overtones, lack of clarity, purposely missing the decisive moment. Non-beautiful photos. The desire to accept imperfection. Prime examples are frames #3, 5, 8, 19, and especially 30. I feel the unfavorable weather played into my hand, hopefully the mystical draw I was trying to achieve conveys to the viewer. This is not a new direction I’m taking, rather a brief exploration outside the comfort zone. Let me know your opinion.

https://www.losttracksoftime.com/p47324941

The last photo is not from Maine, but rather near home a week later. The lantern was purchased during the trip, my first blue globed light.

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Matthew

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Re: Photos - WW&F photo charter January 16/17
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 08:02:23 PM »
Those photos are a genuine thrill to see, and beautiful in their "non-beauty." Thank you so much for sharing them Matthew.

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Re: Photos - WW&F photo charter January 16/17
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 08:56:04 PM »
Your photos look great, yes some are a "moment in time" and may not be as clear as some like but they show what it was like. I also noticed that they are balanced in composition, just not in the conventional sense.
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Re: Photos - WW&F photo charter January 16/17
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 10:00:24 PM »
I mentioned it on NG Discussion forum and will mention it here - that photo of Joe Fox wreathed in steam is great!