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sotpik: simon by goodbyejulia sotpik: simon by goodbyejulia
Some of the People I (Don't) Know explores human interaction in motion - unfamiliarity, discomfort, amity and intimacy are captured in conversation. In photographing the gamut from people she knows well to those she's only acquainted with, Martin examines her relationships with others, gaining new insight into these connections through an intuitive use of a toy camera. In her unique arrangements she comments on how an individual, with their repetition and variation, can become a pattern.
The series is approached without any inclination to reproduce what the eye sees, or strictly adhere to what the machine records; instead, through natural interaction, Martin expands on the reductive capture and attempts to render a memory onto film. The contact images are documents of exchange, portraits of shifting perception, and subtle transformations.
While Martin's presence is implicit in actions and reactions, only the subject is depicted. From this position the viewer is left to interpret the nuances of the dialogue; the distance between artist and subject, body language, laughter and silence, become clues as to their association.
Martin's need to act as diligent archivist became the impetus to catalogue and study her surroundings. In doing so she tries to keep in check what cannot be controlled, to come to understand the constant flux of everything and everyone. Some of the People I (Donít) Know is a visceral reaction to change, and a method of coping with the loss/gain inherent to it.


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Daily Deviation

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"The sequential nature of portraits provides an honest glimpse into a dialogue between photographer and model, while the aberrations and overlaps hint at an unspoken emotional context throughout". sotpik: simon by `goodbyejulia is a fine conceptual series, with a subtly surreal aesthetic. ( Suggested by limnides and Featured by arctoa )
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I wish I did this!
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Photographer
An outstanding example from an eloquent series; I enjoy this sensation of viewing a passage of time in a single piece. The interaction of the contrasting tones and the complimenting hues of the light spots are what catch my eye in particular, here; it is like there are layers of composition and narrative in depth as well as in sequence.

I appreciate the detail with which you explain your work in the comments section, too. Excellent stuff.
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment, and for the feature! I'm so glad you can see a visual code in the colour and sequence, these choices are deliberate and it's nice to know they translate.
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arctoa Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Photographer
You're most welcome; it was my pleasure.
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Zebrinopolis Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yay Julia! Congrats on the DD.
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broken-and-whole Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is really cool! :)
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stickersticker Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I know him. HI SIMON!
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
he gets around. I did the portrait series for his website as well.
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GeeoVIP Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Colors and details make it interesting, but after a while it is boring. With your sources, somebody else can do miracles. I know you can do better things than this.
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
After viewing your gallery, I'm just going to go ahead and dismiss this half-formed criticism and weirdly personal presumption.
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Jakit Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this is such a wonderful idea. Brilliant ^^
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Emily1987 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
pure pleajure
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AshOfSpades Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant work. :)
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p0m Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Weird. Love it.
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CRT1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
This is interesting!!
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HollyCromerPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
i love this whole series on your website, i just wish i could see it a lot larger so i could see the detail on their faces. great idea and congrats on the daily deviation!
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
To view the details, I'd have to offer a resolution so high that prints could be made from them.
You would think people wouldn't do this but... I once photographed a friend and her boyfriend, and sent them a higher res image for them to see. I was going to give them a large print of it for their anniversary. Then I went to their house one day to find that from that file she'd printed a 16x16 print.
I was not impressed. As an artist, you want to control your material, it's not about charging for it, though artists should be paid for their work, it's about knowing where your prints are, that they've been done right (these images are meant to be printed at 36 inches square), and that no one else is charging for them.
On my website, if you scroll through the gallery, you'll find detail views at the end. That's about the best I can do.
And thank you! I appreciate the support so much!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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DpressedSoul Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent work, would have loved to see it in a higher resolution though.
Congrats on the DD feature! :clap:
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volotation Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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mrcup Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's such a shame you're not better at developing photos. Some of these could have been nice pics but they've got all that blue and orange crap on them. Never mind, it's not bad for a hobby, this isn't your job is it? Oh, oh dear. You know, they have these digital cameras now. They're very good. They're compact, they fit right in your pocket. They have auto focus and can even recognise faces and if people have their eyes open. You'll never take a bad photo again. Not that these are bad but... you know.

(To anyone that might think I'm serious, this is a joke. Julia and I are dearest friends and she will always have a place in my heart... especially after that thing she did for me that one special night in Cairo. Stay alabaster precious.)
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
FUNNY STORY TIME:
That morning I was like Picture-taking time! and he was all But I'm all puffy! and I was like Perfect!
I set up my tripod on his bed, which is kinda silly to begin with, but it's the only way to get any light in that room. So I'm shooting, we're talking, he's dancing and air drumming, I'm thinking I really hope this turns out, despite all the wiggling, this would be so great. I get through 8 rolls of film, done. I start packing up, take the Holga off the tripod and notice...
Oh...my...god.
I stare at Simon, as if I've seen a ghost.
him: whaaat? What is it? You're scaring me, what happened.
I point at the camera... which has a thick spider web covering the entire lens.
me: I... I... FUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
him: Oh.... that's.... well you never know, it could be great!
me: Right... right, sometimes things happen for a reason and I did want your shoot to be unique and, yeah, could be fine, cool even... yeah...
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...FFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

him: let's go get some breakfast. We'll get some chocolate in you and everything will be okay.

And it was!

The lesson here: Always check your equipment for spiders.
and: Sometimes being completely inept at your craft works out really well.

(I told you not to bring up Cairo in front of strangers, Francis...)


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mrcup Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So what you're really saying is you collaborated on this piece with an arachnid and you haven't given it any credit? What a jerk move. It created silk (SILK, JULIA! CAN YOU CREATE SILK?) for you to use in the photos, which you happily did and now you pretend like you created this all by yourself. You're a fraud Julia. A sexy, sexy fraud.
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're right, Francis! I'm living a lie... A sexy, sexy lie. I can't even KNIT!
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mrcup Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha I can :P
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
you smug bastard...
you smug... warm, bastard...
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mrcup Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I don't actually knit, I just have the knowledge. It's like juggling. I can, but I don't.
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5letters Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
great colors
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student General Artist
SoTPIdK has taken off in my mind and I find myself talking about it with other art geeks. It's a great project that's really examining some of the preconceptions of photography. This is a great addition to the project.
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goodbyejulia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
That is incredibly awesome to hear! Thank you so, so much for really thinking of the concept of the series.
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exquisiteoath Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
You're very welcome.
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zedka Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Photographer
Mmmhhh another good one !
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