Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/12/11

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Subject: [Leica] The beautiful backs of Limerick
From: geordiepete211 at (Peter Cheyne)
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:38:14 +0900

Paraphrasing Ruskin, go to the artist to get at his meaning, not a  
confirmation of your own.  I think Rian Dundon has an excellent vision.

As art, it can never speak to everyone.  The tilt is not a major part  
of it, and he seems to be consistently applying it to 'get what he  
wants in the four lines of the frame'.  Sometimes there more to it  
than that.

No-one walks around with a spirit level in front of their nose, yet we  
very rarely feel dizzy when looking at the world with a cocked head  
and cheeky wink, or when we shrug our shoulders and tilt our  
craniums.  I find in Dundon's work  invitation and presentation,  
expressive attitude, and a lot more besides.  The Wild China project  
is awesome, and there are some great photographs in the Limerick set  
too, although it wants editing down a bit more.

Peter Cheyne

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