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Apple Impersonating Weston's Pepper No. 30

Made from a Fuji apple and a steel mixing bowl. And Photoshop.

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Dan Kapsner , January 18, 2008; 02:32 A.M.

A witty take on Weston's famous pepper, with a sly nod to his nudes in the form of buttocks on the lower right hand portion of the object. While I am not generally fond of a lot of PS manipulation, yours has a certain vitality that makes it rise above much of the technical legerdermain I see. Technical ability alone is not enough, but as you have shown, digital manipulation can be very artistic when combined with a playful sense of history and wit.

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Julie H , January 18, 2008; 02:59 P.M.

Dan,

Thank you.

Even though Photoshop is my creative home, I feel the same way as you do about most of the more heavily manipulated images that I see coming out of it.

It is my hope that this is a temporary phase. Manually making pictures is very different from photography -- and I think it's going to take time, first for more people to realize this, and second for them to develop the skill set needed to rework the light and shapes into a coherent final image.

-Julie

Les Berkley , February 23, 2008; 10:45 P.M.

All right, it's hysterical. You can't match Weston's tonalities (who can?) and you didn't use a funnel, but it's still spot-on and funny.

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Julie H , February 24, 2008; 08:53 A.M.

Thanks Les!

-Julie

Meir Samel , April 21, 2008; 09:39 A.M.

Pepper

Before I looked at the title even I thought Weston's Pepper. Your tones might be even better but he did it first but you did it with an apple I presume. It is a shame you cannot show him. I think he'd be proud

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Julie H , April 22, 2008; 07:39 P.M.

Thank you Meir.

I did this for a lark, but it was actually very educational. The process of copying made me look more closely at the original than I ever would have.

-Julie

Laurent-Paul Robert , May 09, 2008; 02:54 A.M.

hillarious and extremely well done !

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Aaron Falkenberg , June 19, 2008; 10:45 P.M.

Some form of copying, according to Kant, is a stepping stone towards genius.

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Julie H , June 21, 2008; 08:00 A.M.

Thank you, Laurent-Paul and Aaron.

-Julie

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