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josh_crestock

« on: November 13, 2007, 10:25 »
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Heads up, guys.

Crestock is launching the biggest photoshop contest of the year. Read more at the link below.

http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/the-crestock-photoshop-contest-2007-101.aspx

The very best of luck to all contestants.

Josh


« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2007, 11:02 »
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I will definately take part in this one! Wow, indeed great prices, I like these contests :)

« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2007, 11:05 »
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I will for sure submit something. The prizes look great.

« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2007, 11:58 »
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Heads up, guys.

Crestock is launching the biggest photoshop contest of the year. Read more at the link below.

http://www.crestock.com/blog/design/the-crestock-photoshop-contest-2007-101.aspx

The very best of luck to all contestants.

Josh



I think that it is exceptionally poor taste to try and make a political statement with a photo contest.

Shame on you and your company.

« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2007, 12:17 »
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I will definately take part in this one! Wow, indeed great prices, I like these contests :)
As well you should - you keep winning them!

« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2007, 12:49 »
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I think that it is exceptionally poor taste to try and make a political statement with a photo contest.

I agree.  Very unfortunate.

« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007, 14:30 »
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I will definately take part in this one! Wow, indeed great prices, I like these contests :)

me too.  some great prizes!

nobody said you had to make a political picture.  So something with the banana, or the frog, you don't have to choose bush.

« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2007, 14:43 »
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sure...

« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2007, 14:56 »
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nobody said you had to make a political picture.  So something with the banana, or the frog, you don't have to choose bush.


Yes, the designer can take the high road (if they so choose), but it is pretty obvious what they are looking for.

All you have to do is spend a few seconds looking at the images that they provided to see what they are hoping for:




« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2007, 14:58 »
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Regardless of whether conestants are free to choose which source images to use, this is very poor taste and extremely offensive. I can't believe it's not obvious.

« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 15:50 »
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I must be very dumb, I don't see what's so offensive.    :-\

Regards,
Adelaide

« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 16:46 »
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i really understand nothing... what pictures i have to upload???

« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 16:47 »
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i really understand nothing... what pictures i have to upload???

you have to 'make' a photo out of the sample images plus a couple more if you want (with the main image coming from one of the samples)... so it is a photoshop contest basically, or design contest

« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 17:08 »
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nobody said you had to make a political picture.  So something with the banana, or the frog, you don't have to choose bush.
I'm sure there will be many Bush-head-on-a-mannequin-with-a-banana-in-the-obvious-spot images ...

« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2007, 17:50 »
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nobody said you had to make a political picture.  So something with the banana, or the frog, you don't have to choose bush.
I'm sure there will be many Bush-head-on-a-mannequin-with-a-banana-in-the-obvious-spot images ...

Or Bush polluting the world, or Bush bombing the world, ad infinitum.

I dare Crestock to replace that image of Bush with a Muslim political figure.  Let's see how long the company will last after they have a fatwa issued out on them.  In other words, the reason people complain against a democratic society is because they can.

While I have never voted for Bush, and don't agree with many of his policies, he is light years better than many other leaders around the world.

« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2007, 18:19 »
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I think that it is exceptionally poor taste to try and make a political statement with a photo contest.

Shame on you and your company.


How interesting that you interpret six unrelated pictures, one of which is George Bush, as a 'political statement'.

You didn't say 'environmental statement' (there's a picture of a polluting chimney), or 'militaristic statement' (there's a war plane) or anything else.

In fact, it's not a statement at all. It's just six pictures. You can interpret them any way you want. Or no way.

But I guess you have already interpreted them for us ... Or Bush polluting the world, or Bush bombing the world, ad infinitum.

Come on. They're just six pictures. That's all.

« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2007, 18:48 »
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How interesting that you interpret six unrelated pictures, one of which is George Bush, as a 'political statement'.

You didn't say 'environmental statement' (there's a picture of a polluting chimney), or 'militaristic statement' (there's a war plane) or anything else.

In fact, it's not a statement at all. It's just six pictures. You can interpret them any way you want. Or no way.

But I guess you have already interpreted them for us ... Or Bush polluting the world, or Bush bombing the world, ad infinitum.

Come on. They're just six pictures. That's all.

Nobody can be that naive. many can pretend though.

This choice of images is distasteful and inflaming regardless of political stripes. It would be just unpalatable if it were a photo of Hillary Clinton.

« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2007, 19:00 »
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Come on. They're just six pictures. That's all.

Wow, I better roll up my pants because it's getting pretty deep in here.   ::)

« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2007, 19:21 »
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This contest is an insult and appears to be deliberately designed to entice people to use the image of George Bush in an unacceptable and inflammatory way.

As such it violates the terms and conditions of many stock agencies who state specifically that 'an image may be altered etc but not be used in a derogatory manner'.

« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2007, 19:34 »
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Come on. They're just six pictures. That's all.

I wish that you were right, Bateleur, but I expect the contest result of these subliminal association of pictures to give some obvious results, which were expected by the Crestock team from the start, it shows a lack of dignity from the very heart of the company which associates itself with an obvious agenda.  Quite disappointing.

« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2007, 23:18 »
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Uhm... I'm not familiar with what goes on at Crestock - or with laws that protect public personas.  Is the Bush photo from their library?  Is it public domain?  Is it released?   Do they sell editorial?  Could he sue for defamation?

Oh boy.

« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2007, 00:26 »
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nobody said you had to make a political picture.  So something with the banana, or the frog, you don't have to choose bush.
I'm sure there will be many Bush-head-on-a-mannequin-with-a-banana-in-the-obvious-spot images ...

Or Bush polluting the world, or Bush bombing the world, ad infinitum.

I dare Crestock to replace that image of Bush with a Muslim political figure.  Let's see how long the company will last after they have a fatwa issued out on them.  In other words, the reason people complain against a democratic society is because they can.

While I have never voted for Bush, and don't agree with many of his policies, he is light years better than many other leaders around the world.




Its obvious that they are pointing to all those thing that you mentioned and I cant agree with you more that its not ethical maybe even illegal to state your political principles in a contest like that. Everybody here understand that , some admit  it some don't but thats their problem. I wont participate in a contest like that , and I don't want to be pulled in a cave full of someones else's thoughts even if I share those, for any fruits , even for apples, because I don't think Crestock and a contest is  place for that.


But pleeeeeease , don't start with involving world leaders , Muslims , your political statements , or how Bush is better that anyone cause you will start a political topic


« Last Edit: November 14, 2007, 01:47 by Lizard »

« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2007, 03:25 »
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Look ... they're just six pictures. No statements, or anything.

What appears to be upsetting some people is that one of them is George Bush. If his picture wasn't there they'd be totally unremarkable. The same would apply if it was the image of some complete unknown (such as me  :) )

And what's interesting is that the great majority of the negative interpretations on this mix of pictures seems to be coming from people who are upset by the choice.

Let's not all get our knickers in a twist on this. I think Bush can take his image being up there with the others ... don't you?

And isn't this precisely the strength of a democracy?


« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2007, 06:35 »
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I think that is a decision of the person that participate in the contest to make it a political statement. If you want to look at the six pictures and see a political statement you are in your right but you can only see 6 different pictures!
I dont now if the idea at crestock is to make a political statement, but the person with that power is the one that make a picture and participate the contest!

The fact that in the world are one or several company that sell weapons, that make me a killer?
like in this case, is only a political statement if you or i want.
But in my personal opinion, if i was the CEO of a company that work with lots of people from different places, culture, religions and ideas, i try to avoid all that cod by misunderstood.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2007, 06:39 by pauloresende »

« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2007, 07:58 »
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I have a suggestion to all who doesn't think it's an inappropriate choice of images. Instead of doing exactly what this divisive contest theme provokes us to do, let's try little test for ourselves. Imagine that photo of Dubya is combined with several others united by partiotic/military content: soldiers running in the field with weapons, "mission accomplished" being announced on the carrier, inspired faces of pilots etc. Wouldn't you consider it totally inappropriate endorsement of current goverment policies? Inappropriate not because policies are bad but because it's divisive, inflammatory, soaked with agenda and simply doesn't belong? If you would, then admit that this is your political inclinations that make current choice acceptable to you. Or, if you are so unbelievably impartial that rather represent population of Mars, nor Earth  - wouldn't you at the very least shake your head and ask yourself why in hell photoagency would want to drive the vedge between people of different political convictions who are united by photography?

And please, do you really believe in this "it's just 6 pictures"? crap. If you can't see the message in that lineup, you haven't read any single newspaper last 7 years, nor watched TV. If you have, then this hardly can be said in a good faith and rather reflects your approval of the message. But approval or disapproval of it is not the point at all. Look: contest barely started and already does just that right here - divides people, provokes heated political debate, makes some want to "defend their convictions"...

Really, leaves bad taste in my mouth...


 

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