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« on: June 09, 2008, 12:58 »
Are fractals really art? Do they have a place in the stock industry?

My Opinion

Well if FRACTALS are art, then I say they have little or no place in stock. Traditionally stock has catered
to commercial applications, illustrations, blogs, websites, and advertisements. Art is generally applied to a more
cultural atmosphere. I hang art up on my walls in my home.

Now I realize that stock can also be art. I have a few concept images hanging up in my home also.
Movie posters, especially of the 1930 to 1950's era make for good art. And they might be the original stock concept images.

How are fractals created that are used in stock. I would have to guess but I think software. I downloaded one such program
and ran it. It produced some pretty interesting colors and designs. "ALL I DID WAS CLICK A BUTTON"

Other than that, making my very first fractals were so easy I didn't even have to read the instructions that came with the software!

My Conclusion:
99% of of fractals submitted to stock don't belong.
Fractals are a mathematical  curiosity.
They are pretty unusual and lovely....like a butterfly.

Those that agree step to the right - all others please face the wall.

Cranky MIZ
The voice of reason

« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 13:20 »
Do they sell? If yes, show me that button.
« Last Edit: June 09, 2008, 13:23 by Eco »


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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 13:30 »
I agree, but only to a point.
My fractals were selected from groups of computer generated
images for color and pattern, for use by designers for backgrounds
and such. I can't see much use for them otherwise. If, however, a
designer needs a colorful background for his/her work, then they
could be worth the effort.


« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 14:27 »
Are fractals really art? Do they have a place in the stock industry?

If stock buyers buy them, then they belong in the stock industry.  If art buyers buy them, then they are art. They could easily be both.  It's all in the eye of the beholder.  ;)

« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 15:23 »
I don't know much about art, but I know what I like

« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 16:51 »
I have only made a few but some of my fractals have sold well.  Probably 95% are a waste of time but those that look great or can be used as a background will sell.  I clicked the button a few hundred times to make mine :)

« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 17:05 »
Just out of curiosity, what programs do you guys use to create fractals...

Patrick H.

« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2008, 17:51 »
apo 3d hack. ;)

(still facing the wall)

They sell and they're fun.



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