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Saturday, 06 March 2010


I dunno. Stuff on his website has badly digitally blown highlights (look at the skies) and noise, obvious even at the small size on the web site. I don't find these photos particularly remarkable, but to each his own.

My naivety at looking instead of seeing may have led me to overlook this shot but your succinct paragraph of description made me see what you saw. Much appreciated. The idea of weight amazed me. Now I shall look at some of his other work with a bit more insight.

Sometimes you need to let go of the pixel-peeping and just look at the pictures.

Plus, you can never assume that online JPEGs are anything more than the very approximate representations. It's always wise to bear that in mind, even when the JPEGs look good.


Perhaps the most fascinating image is #10 in the "Kabul after Talibans" series. I don't think I've ever seen a camera like that before.

Can I suggest that there is something sexual about this shot? (I’m referring to the reproduction of the species here.) On the left there are a number of guys in, let us say, erect poses. In the middle some very ample and fecund matrons. Then at the right a lithe youth spurting forth. All that aside, I agree with Mike on this- a great shot and so are his others. I think that this chap captures the human condition.....

When it comes to photojournalism I don't like to discuss isolated images, it's better to see the hole picture, so to speak. Petrut Calinescu's reportages are intimate and vibrating. I like the way he integrates colors in his compositions. Cheers!

boys jumping into water: a theme beaten to death in the last century

Broken buildings and brandished guns is a theme that was also beaten to death in the last century. I agree with the Mike; photojournalism used to be about more than disasters and it's time it widened its scope again. There's way more to humanity that needs commenting on, or even just documenting than the oversimplifications that magazine/TV/web editors shove at us every day.

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