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Statue Photography

Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/04/2013 - 3:58 PM

Let's see your statues! It's a new interest of mine and I've just captured some that I'm extremely proud of. Here are mine:

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Posted by: Lynn Palmer on 05/04/2013 - 4:03 PM

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Note: The memorial statue is from a graveyard, it's very old and there is no way for me to determine the artist.


Posted by: Mike Savad on 05/04/2013 - 4:03 PM

i never shoot them because i don't know how old they are, since they belong to another artist. and unless i have their permission i can't post them because i could be sued by them, it would be no different then shooting some else's photo and displaying it. plus you get the sculpture people on this site all upset if the statue maker's name isn't listed.

---Mike Savad


Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/04/2013 - 4:04 PM

This is one of my photographs of MY Statues.....I sell statues not photos of statues.

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Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/04/2013 - 4:09 PM


Posted by: Wendy J St Christopher on 05/04/2013 - 4:11 PM

I have exactly one in my portfolio -- from the top of the Texas State Capitol building:

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Posted by: Christine Till on 05/04/2013 - 4:13 PM

Saint Ambrose - Holy Trinity Cathedral Dresden, Germany
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Prague - The Iron Man From A Long Time Ago And A Country Far Far Away
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Buddha 15 tons of Solid Silver - Jin'an Temple Shanghai
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Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 05/04/2013 - 4:15 PM

Here are a few of mine. As you see most of mine are from visits to cemeteries.

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Posted by: Roger Swezey on 05/04/2013 - 4:18 PM

To all, that are presenting their photographs of someone else's artwork, in this case sculpture, please give credit to those that created those pieces originally...I'm sure you're not too happy with those that use your photographs without authorization....Just give a little credit please.


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Posted by: Janice Drew on 05/04/2013 - 4:21 PM

Since I live in an historic town, I have photographs of old statues. I did have a couple of the Immigrant Statue but deleted them. It is fairly new statue so I thought it was better to be safe. People, especially tourists photograph these sites all the time. I tried to put my own perspective on each scene.
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Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 05/04/2013 - 4:38 PM

Mount Olivet Cemetery Angel Of The Wings
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Morning, Noon and Night were life sized sculptures originally created to stand alongside large glass and iron lanterns that stood on the North and South ends of the Tennessee State Capital.
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Posted by: Marcio Faustino on 05/04/2013 - 6:57 PM


Posted by: Roy Erickson on 05/04/2013 - 7:17 PM

@ Mike - hogwash - I see pictures of statues sold all the time - used to be mostly on postcards - but I doubt the sculptor ever had a say about it being sold.

I am fairly certain however that if you try to copy, or do copy the piece of sculpture and claim it as your work - yes - you really might have a problem.


Posted by: Joshua House on 05/04/2013 - 7:58 PM

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American Civil War Monument Corning New York from about 1880.

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The Rochester NY Fireman's Monument in infrared~1900

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American Civil War Monument Oxford MS 1885 ish


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Posted by: Robert Frank Gabriel on 05/04/2013 - 8:50 PM

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The guy who sculpted this image is dead so I don't think he is going to sue me. And why bother suing me? They would have to get a lawyer, etc, take me to court, etc etc....To date no one has the good taste to buy this image. And what kind of profit would I make? $30.00....ho hum...


Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/04/2013 - 8:59 PM

I would credit the artists but these statues don't have names attached to them.... these are statues that I found in antique stores, nurseries, or parks. There's no way I can know who created them and thus no way for me to credit them. Plus, if I take the photograph, edit, and manipulate them then it becomes my art, not theirs.


Posted by: John Ayo on 05/04/2013 - 10:45 PM

Do mannequins count? :)

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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/04/2013 - 11:42 PM

Haha yes, I guess mannequins do count! I didn't even think about that! The first one is really life-like!


Posted by: Putterhug Studio on 05/05/2013 - 12:19 AM

This is one that I recently shot at the Minneapolis Instititute of Art, one of many of their collection that I fell in love with.

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Marble statue of St.Paul the Hermit, 1772, by Andrea Bergondi, Italian, 1722-89


Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/05/2013 - 12:25 PM

The photograph of the statue of St. Paul is just beautiful. I love the lighting and the drama captured in that piece.

All of these are wonderful! Not sure why photographing statues has recently become an interest of mine.... of all the things to photograph this is suddenly becoming more and more important to me. I think I've done enough flowers and nature shots in general. Time to try a new study!


Posted by: Jeffery Johnson on 05/05/2013 - 12:36 PM

Kylani: Not sure in your area but check out some of the older cemeteries. Here in Nashville we have a wonderful cemetery Mt. Olivet with wonderful older monuments, sculptures, head stones and mausoleums.


Posted by: Theresa Tahara on 05/05/2013 - 1:03 PM

Beautiful work, Kylani. I particularly like the orange/yellow one.

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Posted by: Dale Ford on 05/05/2013 - 1:12 PM

Cemeteries are filled with the beautiful work of so many unsung artists. Like you, Kylani, and the others artists above, I try to make my take on a statue something new.

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Posted by: Bradford Martin on 05/05/2013 - 1:19 PM

I don't know why but I like to take pictures of statues. They are always ready and patient. I especially like carved marble statues.
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Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/08/2013 - 3:43 PM


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Posted by: Randall Nyhof on 05/08/2013 - 4:02 PM

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Mime and mannequin

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Posted by: Janice Drew on 05/08/2013 - 8:03 PM

Took this one of the statue of William Bradford earlier today.
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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/08/2013 - 8:41 PM

Steven, that's why I named some of my statue photos "The Weeping Angel" and "Don't Blink" :)


Posted by: R Allen Swezey on 05/08/2013 - 11:36 PM


A major contributor to your fine photo was Cyrus Dallin, the Sculptor


Posted by: Michael Hoard on 05/08/2013 - 11:57 PM

Hello Kylani, congrats are you new interest in statues, it is a different challenge because of actual location, lighting, and either if you use black and white or color. I personally like the older statues because of detailed weathered appearance. Your new photos of statues are very beautiful, the composition, lighting, and subject. Cheers, Michael


Posted by: Michael Hoard on 05/08/2013 - 11:59 PM

Brian, That sure is a great shot the hand and drop out, great photo.....


Posted by: Ruben Llano on 05/09/2013 - 12:31 AM

I think the best way to comprehend a statue is to sculpted one . I make many statues and photographs each one and the best satisfaction is see that photo after a long period of a hard work. Is amazing.


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/09/2013 - 12:48 AM

@ Michael: Thank you for the kind response Michael. I had some fun creating the composition and learning my way around by editing. The whole thing was originally done as a 3D stereo image but I don't usually post those because I doubt many people can view them properly. When I do post them, it's rare that anyone lets me know they can view them properly. I need a little feedback but rarely get it. The last image I sold was a 3D image however, and I know there is a 3D community "out there" that is interested. I just wish FAA was interested in that fact.

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Posted by: Michael Hoard on 05/09/2013 - 1:27 AM

@ Brian, awesome images, really like the larger images, Bravo,


Posted by: Janice Drew on 05/09/2013 - 7:40 PM

Roger, thank you for the heads up. I added Mr. Dallin's name to the Myles Standish statue.

Here is artist Barney Zeitz's Immigrant Statue

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Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/09/2013 - 8:52 PM

Thanks Michael!

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Posted by: Jeff Gettis on 05/09/2013 - 9:13 PM

A statue from my imagination, but still a statue
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Posted by: Michael Hoard on 05/11/2013 - 1:15 AM

Here is another.....

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Posted by: Carmen Hathaway on 05/11/2013 - 2:13 AM

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Posted by: Jerry Cordeiro on 05/11/2013 - 2:25 AM

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Take a picture and make it your own.


Posted by: Brian Wallace on 05/12/2013 - 2:27 AM


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Posted by: Kylani Arrington on 05/18/2013 - 1:36 PM

Here's a brand new one of mine:

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Posted by: Ann Powell on 05/18/2013 - 1:54 PM

22 ft high bronze of Chief Standing Bear by Orland C Joe, used with permission from The Standing Bear Native American Foundation
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Posted by: Dave Gordon on 05/24/2013 - 6:34 PM


Posted by: John Ayo on 05/24/2013 - 10:11 PM

Another mannequin shot from the archives...

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Posted by: Michael Hoard on 05/24/2013 - 11:10 PM

here is an interesting view...

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Posted by: Gwyn Newcombe on 05/25/2013 - 2:58 AM

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Photo collage of the Doomed Merchant Mariners Memorial located at the NW corner of Battery Park and a photo of the water at the 9/11 Memorial.


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