If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(SFGate)   Seven years after he started taking pictures, Sebastien Bachar sold his first photograph, now on permanent display at the new headquarters of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Not bad for a 9-year-old   (sfgate.com) divider line 52
    More: Cool, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, J.D. Beltran, Mayor Gavin Newsom, Jonathan Davis  
•       •       •

9259 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Sep 2012 at 6:19 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



52 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-09-22 04:07:53 PM  
Nice!

ww2.hdnux.com
 
2012-09-22 04:45:52 PM  
Feh! What a hack. I can take better photos than that little punk.


/no I can't
 
2012-09-22 05:02:37 PM  
Sebastien Bachar takes photos now?

I liked him better as lead singer for Skid Row.
 
2012-09-22 05:15:59 PM  
"When Sebastien was 6, he made a to-do list. At that time, he planned to become an inventor, live in Las Vegas, marry a pretty girl and visit his parents when he was 42 or 43."

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
 
2012-09-22 06:21:40 PM  
This is the definition of pretentious
 
ecl
2012-09-22 06:28:18 PM  
Come back when you can play an instrument.
 
ecl
2012-09-22 06:30:14 PM  
ww1.hdnux.com 
Nightmare Fuel
 
2012-09-22 06:32:58 PM  
nice photo, and great work for a 9 year old, but a contest winner? dunno about that.
 
2012-09-22 06:34:52 PM  

ecl: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x470] 
Nightmare Fuel


You look so, so tasty. Mmm hmm.
 
2012-09-22 06:37:21 PM  
Usually, Sebastien uses his mother's Sony NEX-7

Nice $1200, 24.3MP camera body you've got, kid. Wonder how much lemonade he sold to afford the lenses.
 
2012-09-22 06:41:41 PM  
Pecker Thread!!!!
 
2012-09-22 06:41:56 PM  
Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman... Think about it, who was the photog who took the shot of the Monk setting himself on fire during Viet Nam? What about the one of the general executing the VC in the street with his 38?

No one remembers the photographer, only the photo...
 
2012-09-22 06:47:29 PM  

ecl: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x470] 
Nightmare Fuel


Given the amount of grease Newsom puts in his hair, I think the "fuel" part may be literally true.
 
2012-09-22 06:47:54 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Sebastien Bachar takes photos now?

I liked him better as lead singer for Skid Row.


He was pretty good on The Gilmore Girls.
 
2012-09-22 06:47:59 PM  

Arcturus72: Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman




umm, if the second statement is true, then wouldn't anybody with a camera, in fact, be a photographer?

there are plenty of people with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment that can't take a photo worth a damn. youarenotaphotographer.com is full of them.
 
2012-09-22 06:48:43 PM  

Arcturus72: Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman... Think about it, who was the photog who took the shot of the Monk setting himself on fire during Viet Nam? What about the one of the general executing the VC in the street with his 38?

No one remembers the photographer, only the photo...


I'd like to see that squirt pull the same shots using my Canon AE-1, no mods and original lenses.
 
2012-09-22 06:52:12 PM  
Hipster douchebag crap.
Nobody can argue it's not artistic if nobody knows what art actually it anymore.
 
2012-09-22 06:54:40 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Hipster douchebag crap.
Nobody can argue it's not artistic if nobody knows what art actually it anymore.


Go on....
 
2012-09-22 06:54:43 PM  

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that squirt pull the same shots using my Canon AE-1, no mods and original lenses.


I attempted photography on my dad's 1980 Canon A-1 in the mid 90s. When you put it in full-manual, that whole reciprocity law was a motherfarker.
 
2012-09-22 06:58:30 PM  

Arcturus72: The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman... Think about it, who was the photog who took the shot of the Monk setting himself on fire during Viet Nam? What about the one of the general executing the VC in the street with his 38?.


Malcolm Browne and Eddie Adams, respectively. Both received Pulitzer prizes. I had to look up their names, but I did know they weren't anonymous bozos. I'm sure many pro photogs would know these two off the top of their heads, along with other famous shots (afghan girl with deep eyes, starving african child, etc)
 
2012-09-22 06:59:55 PM  
I can understand what the young photographer is experiencing. When I was a young photographer, several of my photos received critical acclaim for being very avant-garde. For example, this is one of my most popular images. I call it "Back of Lens Cap"

www.laynewrye.com
 
2012-09-22 07:03:17 PM  

Great_Milenko: Malcolm Browne and Eddie Adams


From Torrance?
 
2012-09-22 07:12:45 PM  

soosh:

...there are plenty of people with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment that can't take a photo worth a damn. youarenotaphotographer.com is full of them.


Oh dear god. That was disturbing. Bookmarked it so I can go back whenever I'm feeling down about my skills.

My biggest peeve are photographers who come up with cutesy names for their "company", design a logo, and then plaster big ass watermarks on every. damn. photo.
 
2012-09-22 07:12:51 PM  
Take away daddy's $1000 digital camera and try again, developing your own film and making your own prints.
 
2012-09-22 07:18:25 PM  

cretinbob: developing your own film and making your own prints


film is really not required anymore to produce stunning images. and many people have taken fantastic photos, even in the days of film, that they didn't personally develop or print.

and I really don't see why a 9 year old kid should be expected to have a job and buy their own camera. I have a good amount of photo gear, and when my kids want to take pictures, I don't tell them they have to buy their own camera.
 
2012-09-22 07:24:47 PM  

soosh: cretinbob: developing your own film and making your own prints

film is really not required anymore to produce stunning images. and many people have taken fantastic photos, even in the days of film, that they didn't personally develop or print.

and I really don't see why a 9 year old kid should be expected to have a job and buy their own camera. I have a good amount of photo gear, and when my kids want to take pictures, I don't tell them they have to buy their own camera.


Microwaving your macaroni and cheese does not make you a chef.
 
2012-09-22 07:28:06 PM  
Anyone with a camera phone and intagram is a photographer these days. Want to impress me. Create an ap that can diagnose cancer like that 17 yr old just did.
 
2012-09-22 07:29:47 PM  

cretinbob: soosh: cretinbob: developing your own film and making your own prints

film is really not required anymore to produce stunning images. and many people have taken fantastic photos, even in the days of film, that they didn't personally develop or print.

and I really don't see why a 9 year old kid should be expected to have a job and buy their own camera. I have a good amount of photo gear, and when my kids want to take pictures, I don't tell them they have to buy their own camera.

Microwaving your macaroni and cheese does not make you a chef.


Film photography is a hassle, digital photography provides better tools, more flexibility and higher resolution. Digital is infinitely superior to film.

/You should STILL know how to use analog photography equipment first, though, it allows you to know what is going to happen to your shots when you incorporate a digital environment into your workflow.
 
2012-09-22 07:33:04 PM  

soosh: cretinbob: developing your own film and making your own prints

film is really not required anymore to produce stunning images. and many people have taken fantastic photos, even in the days of film, that they didn't personally develop or print.

and I really don't see why a 9 year old kid should be expected to have a job and buy their own camera. I have a good amount of photo gear, and when my kids want to take pictures, I don't tell them they have to buy their own camera.


Yeah, my dslr was a hand-me-down from my dad when he bought a new one. As were my Nikon FE and FG back in the day. Just because you didn't hash out the cash for the camera doesn't mean you can't enjoy taking pictures with it.

Granted, it sure as hell doesn't mean you know what you're doing with it, but that's an entirely different subject.
 
2012-09-22 07:36:22 PM  

cretinbob: soosh: cretinbob: developing your own film and making your own prints

film is really not required anymore to produce stunning images. and many people have taken fantastic photos, even in the days of film, that they didn't personally develop or print.

and I really don't see why a 9 year old kid should be expected to have a job and buy their own camera. I have a good amount of photo gear, and when my kids want to take pictures, I don't tell them they have to buy their own camera.

Microwaving your macaroni and cheese does not make you a chef.


as a former chef, I agree. I print my own photos and do all the post-processing on the computer. when I shoot slide film or old color on my medium-format, I send the film out to be processed and then scan the slides and go from there.

there's nothing in the article to suggest the kid isn't taking the photos from the camera to the computer and doing the work there. I taught my two kids to do that when they were about ten.

Jedekai: You should STILL know how to use analog photography equipment first, though, it allows you to know what is going to happen to your shots when you incorporate a digital environment into your workflow.


I disagree, actually. With digital, if you pay attention and shoot in manual or aperture priority, you can much more easily see what the effect of changing f/stop or shutter speed are, and can make more mistakes without getting frustrated at roll after roll of crap. I shot film on a Pentax K1000, and took ok photos, but it wasn't until I went full manual on digital that I really understood what went into the photos. that experience served me well when I went back to film using an old TLR and medium-format film.
 
2012-09-22 07:39:03 PM  

soosh: Arcturus72: Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman



umm, if the second statement is true, then wouldn't anybody with a camera, in fact, be a photographer?

there are plenty of people with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment that can't take a photo worth a damn. youarenotaphotographer.com is full of them.


Ima just leave this here:

"When Jack London had his portrait made by the noted San Francisco photographer Arnold Genthe, London began the encounter with effusive praise for the photographic art of his friend and fellow bohemian, Genthe. "you must have a wonderful camera...It must be the best camera in the world...You must show me your camera." Genthe then used his standard studio camera to make what has since become a classic picture of Jack London. When the sitting was finished, Genthe could not contain himself: "I have read your books, Jack, and I think they are important works of art. You must have a wonderful typewriter." - Anonymous
 
2012-09-22 08:05:10 PM  

Arcturus72: Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman... Think about it, who was the photog who took the shot of the Monk setting himself on fire during Viet Nam? What about the one of the general executing the VC in the street with his 38?

No one remembers the photographer, only the photo...


You mean Eddie Adams who won a pulitzer and has a famous yearly workshop? Yeah, nobody knows who that guy is.
 
2012-09-22 08:08:31 PM  
That hipster next to him better be featured on Chris Henson's next show.
 
2012-09-22 08:24:54 PM  

ecl: [ww1.hdnux.com image 628x470] 
Nightmare Fuel


He has certainly captured the essence of politics.
 
2012-09-22 08:49:26 PM  
Is this like the blind guy who was an acclaimed photographer? Photography isn't just pointing the camera in a general direction, hitting a button and capturing a bunch of images that someone later goes through and pics out a decent picture.
 
2012-09-22 08:54:34 PM  
We are here to help you - can you not see that in the sheen of my tooths?
 
ecl
2012-09-22 08:59:35 PM  

BizarreMan: Is this like the blind guy who was an acclaimed photographer? Photography isn't just pointing the camera in a general direction, hitting a button and capturing a bunch of images that someone later goes through and pics out a decent picture.


You're forgetting about the pretentious of it.
 
2012-09-22 09:05:00 PM  

soosh: there are plenty of people with tens of thousands of dollars of equipment that can't take a photo worth a damn. youarenotaphotographer.com is full of them.


I spent waaaay to much time there. Not sure when I have seen so much bad photography on one site. Thanks for the link.
 
2012-09-22 10:31:30 PM  

Arcturus72: Everyone with a camera thinks they're a frakin photographer...

The camera, as much as the timing, makes the shot, not the cameraman/woman... Think about it, who was the photog who took the shot of the Monk setting himself on fire during Viet Nam? What about the one of the general executing the VC in the street with his 38?

No one remembers the photographer, only the photo...


Um. Eddie Adams was one of the most famous war photographers ever.

If you want obscure check this out: The Unseen War


It's a great documentary about North Vietnams war photographers. There is some amazing footage of one if them developing his film in a stream in the jungle.
 
2012-09-22 11:10:48 PM  

BizarreMan: Is this like the blind guy who was an acclaimed photographer? Photography isn't just pointing the camera in a general direction, hitting a button and capturing a bunch of images that someone later goes through and pics out a decent picture.


Apparently it is now.

///Not saying the kid won't grow up to be a Pulitzer Prize winner.
 
2012-09-22 11:47:44 PM  
I took a sunset picture like the one he did, I entered it into a contest and was told it was pretty much crap because it didn't follow the rule of thirds. I like how he just played around in the darkroom in those "pictures" laid out on the table. This is pretty much beginner stuff. He got the award because he's 9, not because he's got amazing talent.
 
2012-09-23 12:24:43 AM  
Not your usual sunset picture, to be sure. I'm not sure I really like all that empty space up at the top. I prefer sunset pictures that actually have some sort of silhouette or foreground. Gives them more depth & interest, IMHO.

BTW kid, your mom looks like DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba
 
ecl
2012-09-23 01:20:09 AM  

EmmaLou: I took a sunset picture like the one he did, I entered it into a contest and was told it was pretty much crap because it didn't follow the rule of thirds. I like how he just played around in the darkroom in those "pictures" laid out on the table. This is pretty much beginner stuff. He got the award because he's 9, not because he's got amazing talent.


OMG!
 
2012-09-23 01:24:25 AM  

EmmaLou: I took a sunset picture like the one he did, I entered it into a contest and was told it was pretty much crap because it didn't follow the rule of thirds. I like how he just played around in the darkroom in those "pictures" laid out on the table. This is pretty much beginner stuff. He got the award because he's 9, not because he's got amazing talent.

 
2012-09-23 02:52:02 AM  

fusillade762: FirstNationalBastard: Sebastien Bachar takes photos now?

I liked him better as lead singer for Skid Row.

He was pretty good on The Gilmore Girls.


Meh, I think his work on the Brandenburg concertos is his best.
 
2012-09-23 06:34:54 AM  

Smitty Werben Jagerman-Jensen: I can understand what the young photographer is experiencing. When I was a young photographer, several of my photos received critical acclaim for being very avant-garde. For example, this is one of my most popular images. I call it "Back of Lens Cap"

[www.laynewrye.com image 640x407]


It's upside-down
 
2012-09-23 09:12:34 AM  
everything looks kewler through a fisheye lens
 
2012-09-23 10:01:57 AM  

PacManDreaming: Feh! What a hack. I can take better photos than that little punk.


/no I can't


to be honest, the photo (end of a dried log) is pretty hack. Its technically good (meaning the kid knows how to use the camera), but there is no narrative to it, and that narrative is what separates art from shapshots.
 
2012-09-23 01:13:31 PM  

LemSkroob: to be honest, the photo (end of a dried log) is pretty hack. Its technically good (meaning the kid knows how to use the camera), but there is no narrative to it, and that narrative is what separates art from shapshots.


Yeah, I know. I was just making a funny.
 
2012-09-23 11:21:05 PM  

Jedekai: Film photography is a hassle, digital photography provides better tools, more flexibility and higher resolution. Digital is infinitely superior to film.


Given that film has a theoretical resolution limit of a few dozen Angstroms, I find your claim extraordinary. I'm unaware of any digital imaging system in the world that comes within even several orders of magnitude of that.
 
Displayed 50 of 52 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report