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Old 10-18-2009   #1
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I will be making two assignments related to the work of the Russian Photographer Alexander Rodchenko. This assignment is about the so called photo stills, the other one will be on photo montage.

In december 1927 the fifteenth Convention of the All-Union Communist Party opened a new era in the USSR. Part of it was a top down industrialization. Rodchenko made a whole series of photo's (that he coined 'photo-stills') looking like extracts from a cinema film and thus rich in implications of movement to bring the farmers in close contact with these new ideas.

Your task in this assignment will be to deliver B/W photo's of machinery that look like a photo still.

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Here is an example to get you going:
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So this is not to make a photo in Rodchenko style but only either his photo still or montage styles? I note most of his work is other than either of those. I see most of his works are marked by odd angles and perspectives in the 'heroic revolutionary style'.

As to table top, I'd need to move a lot to get the setup. I may be back in action by Tuesday when I get most of my hardware / steel (or whatever) pins removed.
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So this is not to make a photo in Rodchenko style but only either his photo still or montage styles? I note most of his work is other than either of those. I see most of his works are marked by odd angles and perspectives in the 'heroic revolutionary style'.

As to table top, I'd need to move a lot to get the setup. I may be back in action by Tuesday when I get most of my hardware / steel (or whatever) pins removed.
Glad to hear you are well on your way to recovery.
This assignment is only on the photo still part. It is not a regular 'imitate xxx' assignment. The emphasize is here on the type of image.

Personally Rodchenko has inspired me with his style.
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Thanks for the well wishes. I cannot go out and shoot new in the asked for style but the challenge is also to make a collage. I can do that. So here is the original collage from Rodchenko:



I make a satirical collage from stock photos:

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well, since you are ill, lets make a special deal here: for you and you only dryadsdad we switch the topics of the assignments.
So dryadsdad makes this week collages, the other ones make photostills.
Then in the second round the roles will be changed.
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Thanks for the well wishes. I cannot go out and shoot new in the asked for style but the challenge is also to make a collage. I can do that. So here is the original collage from Rodchenko:



I make a satirical collage from stock photos:

love the satyrical part of this. As for the monkey: hey I like Rodchenko's model better.
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Thanks for a relaxation of the rules I misunderstood anyway .I thought collages OR photostills. Yes, his model is more attractive by many lightyears than my model.
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Thanks for a relaxation of the rules I misunderstood anyway .
well as we say in Frisian: As 't net kin sa 't it moat, dan moat it mar sa 't it kin

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Yes, his model is more attractive by many lightyears than my model.

A long time ago my gf made this collage (not BW, but true Russian red):
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Let me know if I'm on the right track ...


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