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Grey, Blurry, Small, Odd Crop

What happens when a photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson gets uploaded anonymously to a Flickr group for some feedback?

“When everything is blurred you cannot convey the motion of the bicyclist. On the other hand, if the bicyclist is not the subject – what was?” and “It’s just very awful”

“grey, blurry, small, odd crop”

“bit too blurred to be worth a save from me”

Man, those grey-ish black and white photos. Via Jason Kottke. Read these and more comments on Flickr.

What do you think?

written by lomography

14 comments

  1. mandi

    mandi

    ahahaaahahahahaahha. i LOVE this shot! but i know that some people just don't understand the importance of "imperfection". (the same shot without blur might would be plain boring)

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  2. stouf

    stouf

    8D

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  3. kiwikoh

    kiwikoh

    Art is very subjective and can't be judge by any rules or guidelines. It is something human express themselves from inside to outside. I think they just a bunch of wannabes who follow everything on the books.

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  4. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    i would call it dynamic :)

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  5. woollographer

    woollographer

    Next time someone calls my lomographs blurry, dark or just rubbish, I'll refer them to this article.

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  6. fedaste

    fedaste

    Hilarious.....
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  7. adi_totp

    adi_totp

    :D

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  8. gabrielasoares

    gabrielasoares

    LOL it's funny cause this is one of the best and my favorite Henri Cartier Bresson's photo!

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  9. vicuna

    vicuna

    ha ha ha, this is one of my very favorite shots of HCB!! :))

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  10. lomodesbro

    lomodesbro

    Small, grey.blurry, I love it

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  11. flash2424

    flash2424

    one of the best photos ever! an early masterpiece of street photography. I had an opportunity to buy a print about 20 years ago at what then was an affordable price. i passed on it because of the frown my ex-wife made and regret it every time I see it

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  12. fash_on

    fash_on

    one of my fav's too :)

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  13. photochrom

    photochrom

    Unbelievable! ;))

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  14. susielomovitz

    susielomovitz

    love it!

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