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    Thumbs down Does this set of works look familiar???

    http://www.omy.sg/News/Local%2BNews/...548-49141.html


    *Sorry. Chinese sucks. Can't translate the article*

    Bascially, when I saw this series of works by this local 'artist', it just reminds me of the works by local photographer John Clang.

    www.johnclang.com


    I think John Clang removed the series from his website. But i'm sure many of you guys still remember John shot a series of photographs of his friend (i think his name is Beo) sleeping on the street, in the swimming pool and ontop of letter box etc.

    Was this article publised in TNP as well??
    Last edited by shooter; 26th November 2008 at 12:44 PM. Reason: Spelling error

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    Ok, i managed to find John Clang works of that series:

    http://www.journal.lv/blog/2005/10/24/john_clang

    Judge for yourself!!!!

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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    that one pic showed in the write up doesnt look like any of clang's.
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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    Agree. The picture doesn't look like J.C.'s.

    Idea may be similar, but frankly there is a limitations to the number of ideas out there isn't it?
    Anyway, imitation is the best form of flattery.

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    John clang does have a shot of a person sleeping in the middle of Orchard Rd as well.

    Obviously you have not seen that series of photographs.

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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    Quote Originally Posted by shooter View Post
    John clang does have a shot of a person sleeping in the middle of Orchard Rd as well.

    Obviously you have not seen that series of photographs.
    I have seen it. His picture of the guy lying down is usually on a supine or on a side position, with the head clearly on the pillow.

    The picture the TS linked to is one who is lying face down.

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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    Quote Originally Posted by shooter View Post
    John clang does have a shot of a person sleeping in the middle of Orchard Rd as well.

    Obviously you have not seen that series of photographs.
    can u translate the article so we can have a better understanding that he's claiming credit for it?
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    *Translated using Google Translation*

    "In order to arouse people's attention to the tramp, a local artists have openly sleep in the Orchard Road on the road!

    In addition to the road, he slept in the bus station and the ground floor flats.

    The "sleep on the road," the artists is 27-year-old Mr. Lin.

    According to the "Hong Kong Daily News" reported that "The Economist" magazine, the magazine is being carried out promotional activities to solicit is one of the readers through the photos to express their views in the world today.

    A total of 8 local individuals to participate, they have photographs of different themes, including inflation, war, poverty and so on. Mr. Lin has chosen to "sleep around" as the theme.

    In order to take this series of photographs, Mr. Lin invited a friend to help, shooting disguised as "vagrants" He's sleeping in public places photos.

    In one of the photos in the road bed, dressed in his pajamas with a pillow, lying on the Orchard Road pedestrian crossings along pretending to sleep. The results have been made nervous passers-by that he frequently asked how he had. Mengan car while his car flute, want him off.

    He told reporters that many people turn a blind eye to the vagrant, he hoped that these photos to allow people to pay attention to this problem. 8 photos of the participants, is currently Raffles Place exhibition."

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    Try this. Translated by Google.

    Click Here.


    Edit: Aiyah. I was that slow.

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    I don't know why you get so worked up.
    The idea might be similar but it does not mean that he copied John Clang.
    Perhaps he had developed the idea without seeing JC's work.
    There are many works/series in the world that bear some form of similarity to each other.

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    urm...I think alot of photographers have done pictures of people sleeping around in different places before so I think it's unfair to say this guy's copying him...

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    I don't see what's wrong...

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    oh wow

    there is a limit to being anal about plagarism, seriously..

    next, we will have people complaining about how the answer to 1 + 1 should be more creative and original, because you should not copy 10 million other people and answer "2"

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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    1 + 1 = 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cheat View Post
    1 + 1 = 10
    wow you are creative

    i have awarded you the nobel prize for mathematics in my mind already

    WE HAVE FOUND A WINNER!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    oh wow

    there is a limit to being anal about plagarism, seriously..

    next, we will have people complaining about how the answer to 1 + 1 should be more creative and original, because you should not copy 10 million other people and answer "2"
    Cannot also bring models to hotel room to shoot anymore?

    Shoot them doing handstand on roadside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sion View Post
    Cannot also bring models to hotel room to shoot anymore?

    Shoot them doing handstand on roadside?
    ...

    then will have new paper sensational news about how the photographers tryt to get the models to zaogeng

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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    wow you are creative

    i have awarded you the nobel prize for mathematics in my mind already

    WE HAVE FOUND A WINNER!!!!
    1 + 1 = 10 is not incorrect. Think binary.

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    1+1 = 1
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    Default Re: Does this set of works look familiar???

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cheat View Post
    1 + 1 = 10 is not incorrect. Think binary.

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