2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 730 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

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Worlds Most Expensive Photo

Photo: What are your thoughts on the $6.5 million paid for Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik's photo, 'Phantom'.  It was interesting to see the reaction across the web regarding the amount paid. Some are claiming it was a publicity stunt to promote his galleries and to boost sales of his works. While others are stating that photography is not art and that, "it looks like a posh poster you might find framed in a pretentious hotel room." and that the use of B&W is "outmoded style can only be nostalgic and affected, an “arty” special effect". (Jonathan Jones -The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/dec/10/most-expensive-photograph-ever-hackneyed-tasteless) Which ever way you look at it, photography, like art is subjective. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. It's worth is measured by how much someone is willing to pay for it.  If someone want give me $6.5m for one of my images, I'm not going to argue.

What are your thoughts on the $6.5 million paid for Australian landscape photographer Peter Lik’s photo, ‘Phantom’.

It was interesting to see the reaction across the web regarding the amount paid. Some are claiming it was a publicity stunt to promote his galleries and to boost sales of his works. While others are stating that photography is not art and that, “it looks like a posh poster you might find framed in a pretentious hotel room.” and that the use of B&W is “outmoded style can only be nostalgic and affected, an “arty” special effect”. (Jonathan Jones -The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/dec/10/most-expensive-photograph-ever-hackneyed-tasteless)

Which ever way you look at it, photography, like art is subjective. What appeals to one may not appeal to another. It’s worth is measured by how much someone is willing to pay for it.

If someone want give me $6.5m for one of my images, I’m not going to argue.