George Appletree


Bayou 56

photographs·thoughts·and some more·for the contemporary mind

Blog posts : "General"


February 25, 2017


So, how good is that photograph

⬜ Excellent

⬜ Very good

⬜ Good

⬜ Mediocre

⬜ Bad

⬜ Very bad


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This is photography!

February 20, 2017

From "A lecture on photography on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Fotomuseum Winterthur", it could be deduced photography is one or some other thing depending upon "spatially speaking, "temporally speaking", "semiotically speaking", "speaking in terms of the theory of perception and of epist…

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At last

February 15, 2017

Wondering time ago whether technological improvements in cameras make our way of seing better or not.

And, at last the answer is no.

Made with an old Kodak Six-20

No one painted in such a detail the Renaissance artists did. But representation evolved despite that. People see in a differen…

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The grid

February 15, 2017


A reading for artists

February 12, 2017

Thrilled time ago by those pictures thanks to some writings and museum visits, that's actually very out of date but bringing some interesting paragraphs about them.


Here you have this couple, a…

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February 9, 2017



February 8, 2017

Extracted from a 1919 publication, this sentence isn't still out of date:

«At present there is an inclination among artists of all kinds, but specially among photographers, to consider any picture which is well arranged, pleasing in its tone qualities, and of an agreeable texture -in other words, w…

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February 7, 2017

This one comes out straight on from the digital camera. No adjustment.

And I like it very much.


The project

February 6, 2017



Trying to add this photograph some other time. It wasn't possible.

But now it is.

Actually my only project is taking photographs, ...


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The unexpected

February 3, 2017

Enough of pinhole now. Those last works need some further reflection, while remaining inside plastic sleeves.

That one was made with a good digital camera.

Waiting for the unexpected doesn't make things actually happen. But it's the best attitude for a photographer.



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A book

February 2, 2017

For those interested in pinhole photography, that's a kind of bible about the subject:


A landscape

February 2, 2017


That's not experimental. Just a pinhole photograph.

I made many of them, but never got something like that.

It seems getting that last camera was a good idea...


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A suggestion

January 31, 2017


January 29, 2017

Buy your own cherries



,... oh, that was a transparency made very long time ago.


The idea

January 28, 2017

Today's photographs need an idea. So, people make them following it. Not any idea is good though. It must be a cool one.

The idea of a leek isn't cool for instance. Not even the thing itself it is. Perhaps it must fit in the chapter "ordinary things" and that sounds slightly cool perhaps. That mean…

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January 27, 2017

Perhaps we don't know the recipe to make good photographs. If any. But we know the one to make bad ones. Or, aren't they?


Neutral corner

January 26, 2017


A ball game court shows that lines and numbers at the rear wall. It's very traditional, but it becomes rather minimalist when isolating that corner. Neutral corner.


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January 24, 2017


Made with an old 6x9 camera; still not properly scanned but enchanting. I love the way those stone platforms behave one with each other in the picture. And also how under exposure erased the upper steps. The last roll, the last shot.


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The way things work

January 22, 2017

With that "sardina" ( I made a pinhole camera. And with that camera I made this photograph



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January 20, 2017

Still some mystery in what attracts us, what makes us move and why. That was made time ago on a cardboard but still it keeps on catching my sight



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