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    a request for help #2

    thanks for all your help on the first round! i've been working up the theater rehearsal photos this week and here's what i have:

    www.pbase.com/wwp/entry1

    the barnack requires ten to twelve. i'd love some feedback on the strongest pictures. also i've changed the title to 'the dress rehearsal'. that seems to resonate beyond the play itself.

    my idea to show the actors before they jump into the parts and how they look afterwards when they do. this has to show in so few photos! every one must have impact and feed the story.

    thanks again. your curatorial work now would be much appreciated.

    wayne
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    ps. i've sometimes included two different versions of the same photo.
    Last edited by smokysun; 13th March 2010 at 08:15.

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    Re: a request for help #2

    Wayne,
    My edit.... 5, 10, 12?, 15, 18, 22, 24, 25, 28, 29, 34?, 44, 55
    The above with ? marks could be cut if need be.
    I selected after viewing the set for about 40 minutes....
    The images I selected, each could stand on it's own without supporting images.
    It's just me but...I feel strong in my selection.

    The people looking at your work will be looking at it 2 ways...
    1st as a unit..and 2nd most importantly, as an individual image.
    Good luck in your venture......
    don

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    Re: a request for help #2

    thanks, don. your curatorial expertise much appreciated. especially since i never would have come up with this group. i can see why a photographer needs an art director (as annie liebovitz discovered when she got to vogue. someone there had to teach her which her best.) i've posted the ones you picked, minus the two question-marked (much as i hated to leave them out).

    www.pbase.com/wwp/don

    it's interesting to run them a few times as a slideshow and then go back thru the original set

    www.pbase.com/wwp/entry1

    partly cause so much has to be left out! thanks again. and any other input from those on board much welcomed.

    wayne
    www.pbase.com/wwp
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    Re: a request for help #2

    Wayne,
    I probably wouldn't sequence the set like that but the images punctuate very well....

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    Re: a request for help #2

    thanks, don. please give me another sequence to try! whatever is first, that will be the poster child.
    best.
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    Re: a request for help #2

    Wayne,
    Tuff set but it reads very well like this...
    I confirmed my thoughts with 2 others...we are in agreement...now it's your turn...
    Let me know....

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    Re: a request for help #2

    hi don,
    thanks to you and your friends! could you check and see if i've got the order right?

    www.pbase.com/wwp/don

    and then what about the title? possibilities

    the actors
    photoshoot
    final dress

    any other, more telling ideas?

    thanks again,
    wayne
    www.pbase.com/wwp

    ps. remember how w. eugene smith used to fight with his life editors? well, later a magazine gave him full control and they said the sequence he provided proved embarasssing. those editors at life helped him to become what he was. (same thing happened to thomas wolfe and his editor sax cummins.) sometimes you just can't do it alone. i like the choice and sequence very much.
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    Re: a request for help #2

    I think it matches my ideas. How about yours?
    The sequence reads very well.
    Title image? Maybe one out of the set.

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    Re: a request for help #2

    yes, it actually fits my original title: the actors. a lot of others about the play, but that's not what i wanted to focus on. so this worked out well. also, this title fairly neutral.

    www.pbase.com/wwp/don

    it is interesting you've picked ones mainly about relationship. in your own work that's what i've always thought your strong point. you capture people at some point of unusual and gentler connection. just a thought. and that fits well cause i have great admiration for actors like these. not a lot of ego floating around. and theater all about relationships.

    now i'll pass it by the director of the theater (and the play) to see what he says. i'll let you know his response. i would like his stamp of approval. (I'll see him this evening.)

    it looks like the first picture chosen will be the one they display before someone opens up your particular series. do you think it will arouse enough interest? i've gone through a lot of entries again and there's nothing like this so far (a month to go).

    thanks again, wayne
    www.pbase.com/wwp
    Last edited by smokysun; 1st April 2010 at 11:50.

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    Re: a request for help #2

    Wayne,

    It's all about Humanity.........nuff said!

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    Re: a request for help #2

    yep, a theater director friend says it's all about the human condition. i really do feel the more i learn the less i know! much obliged, don.
    wayne
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