shard #5, side A, basalt

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    Basalt, Shard #5, Side A.
    2010_01_24

    series under development on www.mattniebuhr.com

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    Things to consider:

    So how does a (particular) photograph or series of photographs elevate the status of an object?

    "Shard", is a relatively simple isolated depiction, with a pseudo objective descriptive caption.

    For me, this object, or rather the picture of this object and its given name, is transformed by a subjective transference of personal experience upon an inanimate object. This object may or may not be found "interesting", I'm thinking it depends entirely on your own set of experiences. Which in turn will, I'm sure of this, change over time and with proximity to other experiences and events.

    The more important question for now is: what is it about this new object (the picture) that will inform the depiction of the remaining 4 shards?

    -Kyril-, leonelcunha, onomatoh, and 34 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. samaharris.com 50 months ago | reply

      I really like these man, what's it all about?

    2. Matt Niebuhr 50 months ago | reply

      That's an interesting question... in partial response (because I'm still forming my own opinions) it has something to do about the basic qualities of a photo or a series of photo's that effects the status (perception) of the object by simply being the subject of a photo.

      Firstly, it's related to this earlier encounter ...

      Secondly, by chance and without specific intention, I collected a few fragments... not sure what attracted me to any specific objects - other than a simple admiration of form... I've been looking at these fragments off and on for a while now.

      Finally, as this is unfinished, it's about trying to be as objective and descriptive in depiction as possible on the one hand, while on the other hand recognizing a potential fetishism brought about through this objective exercise. - a bit of photo exploration of obsession maybe...

    3. samaharris.com 50 months ago | reply

      thats really interesting, keep it up

    4. Matt Niebuhr 50 months ago | reply

      thanks Sam. a little obsession can be healthy sometimes....

    5. Laust Kjeldsen 48 months ago | reply

      can I by this as a poster anywhere?

    6. Matt Niebuhr 48 months ago | reply

      Hi Laust - thanks for your inquiry - I appreciate your interest, but I have not completed the series yet - I want to complete the works before I plan edition prints... which I will be putting together....If you're interested "stay tuned" though - or I can send a note. Thanks again for your inquiry!

    7. Matt Niebuhr 48 months ago | reply

      Hey @ Laust (and any others who might be interested...) I've made a decision to offer the above image (and side B and the A|B axis images) available in two different affordable and enjoyable print sizes.... prints that I make myself - in limited edition - find out more here... AND thanks !

    8. Laust Kjeldsen 47 months ago | reply

      Nice. I'm going to buy one :D
      How many prints are there?

    9. Matt Niebuhr 47 months ago | reply

      Great - I'd love to send one your way Laust - limited editions of 100 - each of two sizes. (Click here) to get yours! - and please send me a note if you have any more questions.

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