Mario's Bike

A few days back good friend Joerg over at Conscientious posted on a blogger who posting classic examples of historical photographs on a online photo review forum.
Joerg’s Post
Online Photographer Blog

Well another good one has snuck up with someone posting a Henri Cartier Bresson picture on the popular Delete Me Flickr Group.

I’m not sure why this is such a good giggle but it is.
Mario’s Bike Critique
Those in the know taking a piss at those who don’t but pretend to be, (sounds like a Gilliam Wearing project).


  1. Posted June 27, 2006 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    It’s very amusing to see that elsewhere I just found a comment saying something like “I don’t think it’s bad if people say they don’t like some art work.” Which is exactly what those ridiculous comments are *not* about. It’s one thing to say “I don’t like this photo” but it’s quite another one to leave something that is supposed to sound educated, but – ultimately – is just dumb. Very amusing.

  2. Posted June 28, 2006 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    It becomes the age old argument doesn’t it? What is ‘art’ to an educated audience is a upside urinal to the layman. In fact it’s interesting that this even applies with photography which is touted for it’s often realism.
    So many of these comments are geared towards technical craft, and really without a conceptual basis that becomes the only judgement for a picture.

  3. Posted July 3, 2006 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    99.999999% of people with cameras are not educated in or know anything about the postmodern/contemporary/lyrical poeticism/artyfart/intellectual/voodoo of BFA programs. You cant expect too much, although that is a really nice picture. The idea of what constitutes critique on the internets is pretty wierd, but it took me 3 years of art school to come to any grips with what it seems is the ‘proper’ way to crit something…before that I would have been saying the same stuff as flikr people.

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