July 23, 1972: An unpublished picture of the Jacob Riis Park parking lot in Queens. Photo: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Walking around Art Basel, this weekend I came across a few pieces in the Scope show that looked pretty familiar. I recognized my photography in two of them and the third was a copy of my good friend Marie Killen’s photo. When i got home a quick google search reveled that nearly his entire body of work was comprised of other peoples photography. No credits were given, though that wouldn’t have put the artist in the clear. Josafat Miranda hadn’t bothered to change the composition or content in any appreciable way, even though that too would not have put him in the clear.
For me, photography was a hobby, something i did for fun. But it was art. These weren’t candids, they were carefully composed, edited photos. The model traveled, did her makeup and helped style the shoot. Put simply, it was a collaborative artistic endeavor by me and the model Tracy P.
Marie Killen is a wildly talented photographer living in North Carolina. Photography is her passion and craft and she does it extremely well. In my opinion she’s one of the best photographers in her genre. Her shoots require far more work and planning than mine ever did. She’s developed, through hard work and practice, a recognizable style.
What Josafat Miranda has done here reveals a total disrespect for photography as an art form. He’s quickly and with very little creative alteration, harvested the yield of someone else’s hard work. What makes a painting strong, isn’t just the brush strokes and the rendering method, more, much more, than that is the composition, the subject matter and the hundreds of creative decisions that go into making an original piece of art.
Something to help build awareness for artistic appropriation.
Not cool Mr. Miranda.
Classic amazing heroes Wolverine cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
I’d play a Scarface game starring Mario
T2 poster: final version, ready for print.
I like the use of banding and video distortion in this updated poster for T2. Somehow this reminds me of the ’90s scifi/cyberpunk film entitled “Hardware” with Iggy Pop and Dylan McDermott.
Oddly enough, looking at the IMDB page for “Hardware” I realised that Kevin O’Neill (yes… that Kevin O’Neill) is listed as one of the main writer’s for the film.
Beta Ray Bill kiddies!
the Incredible Hulk by Adam Kubert
Dale Keown and Adam Kubert are, in my opinion, the top two Hulk pencillers of all time.
What a great splash page.
Here’s my reinterpretation for the logo of the “Captain Marvel” comic book. Consider this “Phase One” of a fan art project with work of a more illustrative nature to follow soon. The current reinvention is steered by the wonderful Kelly Sue DeConnick and invincible Dexter Soy . It’s very much a worthwhile read.
So support the book guys & gals!
The Man With the Getaway Face.
kind of out of it this week. busy, tired, etc… so, a bunch of fan art this week.
probably end up selling most of it, too, if that’s your thing.