Circular Fisheye Photography…going against the (snobbbery) grain

Article Dedication

In honor of

Eddie Adams & Carl De Keyzer

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Photogs are a pretentious bunch. Hatred for HDR, circular fisheyes, selective color, cliché’s, blah, blah, blah. It is a common thread among the camera fondling photo forum crowd. I guess it helps boost their self-esteem by making them feel how superior they are to everyone else.

Personally, I always like to take what they hate and make something great of it. Nothing better I like than to put a photo from a well hated genre, the photo snobs despise, into museums and curated collections.

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By the time the snobs run all their pet prejudices through their head, the photo op is gone. The prejudiced, camera fondlers put more time in mental masturbation than button pushing.

As far as the ‘gimmicky’ circular fisheye lens. I love circular photography. I use the circular fisheye every chance I can…even circle crops if it fits the photo!

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Selection from 'Bikers' Mardi Gras' artists' book by Daniel D. Teoli Jr.

 

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Ernst Hass on the subject…

“There are black and white snobs, as well as colour snobs. Because of their inability to use both well, they act on the defensive and create camps. We should never judge a photographer by what film he uses- only by how he uses it.”

It is the same with all photo processes. I keep an open mind to it all.  Either something works or not.

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Photos used herewith are taken from the following limited edition artists’ books by Daniel D. Teoli  Jr.

The Americans…60 years after Frank

Whoop-Whoop

Bikers Mardi Gras

Gay Bar

180: The circular fisheye at large

Piercing Darkness

De Wallen: Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Secrets of Candid Photography

A Day in the Life of a Drag Queen

Encyclopedia of Photographic & Fine Art Ink Jet-
Printing Media – 12 Volume Set

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