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Act Now!  ( Agir maintenant! )

Act Now! ( Agir maintenant! )


Exposure Date: 2014:12:04 16:13:17;
Make: Leica Camera AG;
Model: M9 Digital Camera;
ExposureTime: 1/45 s;
ISOSpeedRatings: 160;
ExposureProgram: Aperture priority;
ExposureBiasValue: 0/65536;
MeteringMode: CenterWeightedAverage;
Flash: Flash did not fire;
FocalLength: 35 mm;
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm: 35 mm;
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Macintosh;


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An intentionally frozen depixelated image meant to convey a message of

someone with hands on a control and an imperative to act now!! (the word

"maintenant" on the TV screen suggests the translation to French as "Agir

maintenant!"). Thanks for your comments.

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How can any one have a clue about all that stuff if u don't write so much to "explain" your image. But does an image need any explanation at all???
Isn't it supposed to be a self existing piece of art, autonomous without any need for words to back it up?

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Dear "anonymous"


Some critiques also do not seem to need any "explanation" (that is, identity), or so it seems?


If you had felt confident to leave your name I would have happily responded to your critique and mentioned why, in this case, I chose not to leave it without an explanation. As it is, I prefer to respond instead to someone who leaves their name for a reply. I guess that is not asking too much?

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Dear Arthur,

Your "conventional" work is so elegant that this work of yours was a real surprise to me. I don't see anything insulting in my comment so i don't understand why anonymity has bothered you.

But it's your photo after all, do as you wish.

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Touché!  I did react too emotionally.  Sorry. I also do think that titles often spoil the pleasure for the viewer, or impose a meaning rather than leaving that to the viewer, which may be the point you are making.  It depends upon the title. Some do not interfere with that perception (sometimes as with simple place names or statements of the obvious, etc.).  


In this case, the photo of a depixelated image is quite ordinary, but the (for me intriguing) presence of the hands together with the dark and light masses overshadowing the presence of someone at a keyboard suggested a tension of the moment, an apparent force that is compelling some sort of urgent response from the operator or person at a computer. Thus the title.   

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