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Offline Courtney

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 09:29:23 AM »
What is this:
Inheritance diptych

Ack.  I have no clue. 

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 09:48:31 AM »
What is this:
Inheritance diptych

Ack.  I have no clue. 

Here is the quote from where Toc proposed the idea...I was scared at first, but the more I've thought about it, the more I am excited about giving it a try.  :)

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Here's an idea for a very loose one, possibly for some time in the future, suggested by a meatspace friend of mine who's sort of following all of this:

Inheritance tracks: there's a radio show which asks a guest to do this: one track you received from your parents(' generation), one that you have passed on to the next generation.  For us, of course, this would be an image of something you'd inherited and one of something you'd passed on - concrete objects or not - posted as a diptych.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2008, 10:26:03 AM »
What is this:
Inheritance diptych

Ack.  I have no clue. 

I don't even know how to pronounce it.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2008, 10:27:36 AM »
dip·tych

Pronunciation:
    \ˈdip-(ˌ)tik\
Function:
    noun
Etymology:
    Late Latin diptycha, plural, from Greek, from neuter plural of diptychos folded in two, from di- + ptychē fold
Date:
    1622

1 : a 2-leaved hinged tablet folding together to protect writing on its waxed surfaces 2 : a picture or series of pictures (as an altarpiece) painted or carved on two hinged tablets 3 : a work made up of two matching parts

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2008, 10:29:45 AM »
I still dont get it. 

So i just take a picture of something that was handed down to me from my parents or someone?

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2008, 10:47:00 AM »
This is my take on it...

There will be 2 photos side by side.  One photo is something you've inherited - whether it be a physical item or maybe something else like a personality trait, use your imagination.  The other photo will be of something you will (or have) passed on. 

Still clear as mud?

Of course, I could be completely wrong on this...but that's just my take on the theme.

Here's an example of a diptych photo....not mine!


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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2008, 12:06:19 PM »
I still dont get it. 

So i just take a picture of something that was handed down to me from my parents or someone?

Two images, one of which represents something handed down to you by the previous generation, the other of which represents something you've handed on.   No constraints on what the images contain - the nose you got from your mother and the graduation ring you gave your goddaughter, a flower because you inherited a love of gardening from your dad and your messy desk because your son has got your untidiness....


Here's some examples of diptychs from flickr.

One way of making a diptych from two images is given here.  And some more advice here.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 12:09:14 PM by Toclafane »

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2008, 02:18:41 PM »
OK, while we're discussing it, the self portrait is already giving me fits!
And so is film noir.
I have never psoted a picture of myself on the internets and probably won't start now.  I'm an introvert, remember?   :o
So can self portrait be any interpretation?


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Oh, and diptych sounds like dipstick with a lisp.   :)
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude.  My personality is who I am.  My attitude depends on who you are.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2008, 02:24:32 PM »
So can self portrait be any interpretation?

I think there's only two rules to any of this:

Rule 1:  There are no rules.

Rule 2: See Rule 1.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2008, 03:00:13 PM »
Wannab,  I would think that any picture of any part of you would work.  Maybe even a picture of stuff that represents you would be ok.  I am sure that whatever you do will be fine.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2008, 06:18:19 PM »
Wannab,  I would think that any picture of any part of you would work.  Maybe even a picture of stuff that represents you would be ok.  I am sure that whatever you do will be fine.
:e) The mind boggles!
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude.  My personality is who I am.  My attitude depends on who you are.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 07:58:18 PM »
While sitting out on my deck this afternoon I got an idea for the self portrait.
I'll have to practice to make sure it's not one of my, "well it seemed like a good idea at the time" photos.
Don't confuse my personality with my attitude.  My personality is who I am.  My attitude depends on who you are.

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2008, 05:24:27 PM »
I also had to go look up film noir.  And while I'm still stumped on what to do, at least I have a starting point in my mind. 

Shoes.  Holy fun subject. 

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2008, 02:05:26 PM »
I image-googled film noir and I have an idea for what I want to do - just hope it works...

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2008, 10:01:51 AM »
What about "Jump Shots" as a theme?

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2008, 01:15:45 PM »
lily - what does that mean?  Aside from perhaps people jumping?
"I'm judgy like a Sunday morning..." - tazawa

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2008, 06:21:03 PM »
lily - what does that mean?  Aside from perhaps people jumping?

That's it. People jumping. :)

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2008, 06:59:30 PM »
Ahhh.  I wondered if it was a technical term.  :P

It would be a good challenge for me, since I tend to only shoot vegetable or mineral, but I'll have to find an event that includes jumping people...  :-\
« Last Edit: May 16, 2008, 07:17:10 PM by makeda »
"I'm judgy like a Sunday morning..." - tazawa

"Michelle Obama and her buttocks are waging war on the freedoms of our children" - Red Tornado

"Plenty of christ to go around here." - nneJ

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Re: Weekly Themes
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2008, 06:26:50 PM »
We've got to do landscapes at some point.

 

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