Word Press Photo controversy about Michael Wolf, La Freccia Ferma in the The British Journal of Photography
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Posted by: Max Gun
street view material
The problem is that M. Wolf isn’t an honest person. When in a another interview he explains that « until then I haven’t been aware of anyone’s work – it was when I put my work up on my website that friends send me a few links, e.g. to Jon Rafman. » (http://www.seconds2real.com/2011/02/07/interview-with-michael-wolf/), it is hard to believe, because you can clearly see that he used images found by Jon Rafman and others. Have a close look at his FY serie and you will see that many of his images could be created because some did the job for him. Have a look at the following links : http://9-eyes.com/archive http://www.artfagcity.com/2009/08/12/img-mgmt-the-nine-eyes-of-google-street-view/ and look on which websites M. Wolf pointed his camera.
May be M. Wolf will need some more material for his future series, so let’s help him and recommend some fine links : http://dreamview.tumblr.com/ https://lafrecciaferma.wordpress.com/ http://buchr.tumblr.com/
M. Wolf is certainly an artist, but he’s a very lazy one.