In my last post I glanced at the artistic and ethical issues arising from the technology of digital post-processing and the proliferation of commercial groups who take RAW files and convert them into the finished image.
A few days ago I received a Powerpoint slide show (complete with schmaltzy soundtrack) which purported to be an artist mimicking photography. Here are the images (minus soundtrack) which were part of the PPS : Anna Kostenko-Paintings not photographs? In the URL they are acknowledged to be conventional photographs, not paintings. So is the PPS a hoax?
A coincidence? Or a hoax? Look at the paintings/photographs and tell me what you think!
I think someone (Anna Kostenko herself?) is having us on with the PPS being circulated by e-mail. Good clean fun and less damaging than hacking. What do you think? (Unfortunately I can’t include the PPS on the blog but if you drop me a line I will e-mail it to you)