Jac Depczyk : cyberartist

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Are you a businessman ?
many people see me as a businessman, and so, I suppose, I am one - I admit ;-) after all, i have been a company director since 2004. i have a lot of interest in ...
Are you a commercial artist ?
All professional artists are commercial artists (even when they pretend otherwise), with exception of the mentally ill and the ones employed by a state or some oth...
Are you a commercial photographer ?
No, i am certainly not a commercial photographer. Ultimately, i do not care whether this or that image sells, as long as photography brings me sufficient revenue t...
Are you a computer artist ?
As computers become more and more common, the significance of term Computer Art(ist) is fading. I am no more computer artist than I am a Table Artist or Desk Art...
Are you a geek ?
it is not a description i would use, and, if you think i am a geek, you should meet some of my really "geeky" friends ;-) i see computer use as basic literacy t...
Are you advocating convergence between Art and Science?
no. i see no convergence between Art and Science. just (some) artists trying to make themselves look clever. good Science is like Art but good (or bad) Art...
Are you an artist or more of a scientist ?
I am an artist who thinks in a scientific manner....
Art - what is that ?
Hmm... a good question! A re-definition of Art in the computer era is long overdue. In my "working model" description, Art is Information filtered through a parti...
Can I add to Facebook or my web site the pictures (Snaps) you took at an event ?
I take ›Snaps for everyone's enjoyment. After the event i generally put all good, unprocessed, web resolution images on my server, if you have participated i...
Can I buy your image(s) ?
i think so... most of my images exist as digital files, and so, copies are easily made. they can be produced as prints, in a bewildering array of media (inkjet,...
Can I have high resolution copies of your images of me ?
no reason why not, just remember, once a high resolution image is released into the wild, it soon becomes worthless, as it can be copied ad infinitum. It is theref...
Can I use your Image(s) ?
Thanks for asking. My images are - copyright - remember that ? ...well, it still exists. Images take time to produce and manage and, quite apart from that, images...
Can you build a web site for me ?
It's good you want a web site - this is what the Internet is for. My company ›Netcells assists individuals and businesses in establishing their complete web...
Can you explain the meaning of a particular image ?
unfortunately, not. for the reasons of time, but also because that is not my job but yours. if you find an image interesting, it's because it means something ...
Can you give me a job ?
That is perfectly possible, depending on what you are capable of doing. It would be casual work - neither myself nor my company employs anyone on permanent basis....
Can you modify an image for my particular use?
yes, i can. when an image was created with a computer that is very easily done. because, typically, it will have layers - each one of those layers can be modif...
Can you photograph my event ?
i am a social animal, and good at photographing people and events, as long as i find you and your event okay and i am in geographical proximity. this could eith...
Do computers make people more intelligent ?
That depends on how they are used. In general, computers make people more stupid. That is because people try to use them instead of thinking, rather than as an aid...
Does the Internet bring you any money ?
Well, of course it does. I started working with Internet in 1997, because, even then, I understood its key importance. I have earned thousands of dollars working w...
Don't you think it is futile to try to write your own software ?
Not at all. Writting your own software can be surprisingly productive, even on a very basic level. In a futuristic perspective, it seems downright dangerous to le...
How can I contact you ?
I am very easy to contact, my preferred communication channel is EMAIL - if you do not know it send me a message via ›Netcells.net. I usually reply within 24...
How can I get the pictures you took of me or my event ?
when i take pictures at an event i give them to people participating - in web resolution, ready for sharing - unmodified - on social media. i have written a li...
How can I use the images from our photo Session ?
General use of the images is explained in ›FAQ93 - read it ! You get all the images in web resolution within a week or two after the session. If you want so...
How come you are not using Flash animation technology ?
I regard Flash, mostly, as a visual pollution. We don't need no more flying logos and dancing rodents, thank you ;-/ And, it makes crap content and no content site...
How do you see Future ?
Future is Fusion. Or, if not, a deepening confusion......
How many languages do you speak ?
I speak fluently English, French, Spanish and Polish. My Russian is as rusty as their submarines, I still remember some Latin. English is my language of choice, bu...
How much will I get paid if I participate in one of your photo sessions ?
The issue of money is an important one and, even if you don't care it's best to get this crystal clear before we start work. Sure, it's good to be paid, i like to ...
I am doing a lecture/presentation, can I use your images ?
Assuming this is a non-commercial event and your purpose is non-defamatory you can use my images, under the terms of the ›Creative Commons licence 3. That ...
I do not want to do a photo session myself but I know someone interested or interesting...
Fine, let us both know this and, if it happens i will be happy to pay you a fee for organizing it. Ideally, we search people who look interesting or work in an i...
I have on-line access to the images from our photo session - now what ?
Sure - doing the photo session is fast and exciting, working with the images afterwards is slow and complicated. But, that part of the job is very important... As...
I need photographs for my project but I have no budget or small budget ?
That might be ok, depending on you and your project. I don't like charging people who earn little money. On the other hand your project could be of great interest...
I want pictures from my event but I do not want to join egoMorph or Netcells...
Err... you need to create a login to gain access to the pictures, you can also publish your chosen ones, each with a unique web address. I am afraid i have no time...
I want to be a Cyberartist, too, but I am just lacking confidence :-/
To gain confidence set yourself new Tasks and Projects and carry them out. That is the best method and it works each time you succeed. If you fail to complete yo...
I want to do a photo session, ok but with my own ideas - can you shoot them for me ?
Absolutely. As long as there is some give and take, some flexibility on your part - we will do your ideas and my ideas, photography is quick to do, so generally th...
I want to work with you to make great images !
Alright -- now you are talking ! If you have the will, an interesting look and/OR the ideas it is most likely that we can do interesting things together. I do not...
I would like to be involved in your Sessions - as business or just for production experience...
Yes, this is possible, we would need to discuss your plans and expectations in more detail. There is not much money in producing photographs unless it is a job fo...
I would like to do a photo session but I do not like myself :-/
Lets establish the order of priorities here... Clearly, the fact that you do not like yourself is of greater significance than your wish to be photographed (or no...
I would like to do a photo session with you but I am not in London nor Paris...
Oh, don't worry, i move around a lot. I travel by van, train and airplane and occasionally by boat - just let me know your intentions and the chances are that, so...
I would like to do a photo session with you but I do not want my images sold on-line
Photography relies on technology, which is not cheap, but only a tiny part of my photographic output is sold online via ›gettyimages.com, the top company in ...
I would like to do a photo session with you but what will we do - any idea ?
Well, we can do anything we like ! Something of mutual interest, for sure, I always have some general themes to try out but to get the best results we should work...
Is it true that you divide people into four categories?
yes, it is, Visitor, thanks for asking. it is necessary, you see, for practical purposes. those Categories are based on communication practices and are as follow...
Is it true that you never get up before midday ?
I categorically deny such rumours ! My sleep pattern rarely coincides with revolutions of the planet, that much is true... Sometimes I get up before dawn, at o...
OK - I will work with you making pictures but you must pay me !
If you are a busy modelling professional then you need to name your price. Otherwise, read on... You are probably acting on assumption that "I am worth it" or "he...
Should I take on computer programming ?
Do -- if you can. Personally, I think programming these days should be regarded as basic literacy. It will fundamentally change the way you relate to your computer...
Should I work for no money ?
Young people often ask me that, as they frequently face such a dilemma... I say, "why not, I often do"... I think it is a good idea to separate the work and the m...
Some people are complaining that your written Polish is incomprehensible...
Bah... they are exaggerating. Language is an artificial system, forever changing. It can be bent, according to current needs. Besides, the languages merge, more an...
What are your best selling images ?
Ha ! i knew you were going to ask me that ;-) I am not going to give you an answer here - i do not want other photogs to copy my ideas - do you know what i mean ?...
What computer programs (software) do you use ?
I use very few programs - Photoshop, Illustrator, Nikon Capture, InDesign for an occasional lay-out. I got tired of the commercial programs changing every few mon...
What drives History ?
Visitor - did you not ask me this question before ? If so, please try to remember this: The stream of world events (History) is propelled by three main factors, i...
What is Creativity ?
Well, I have my own definition, accordingly to which creativity is not rare, I do not even think it is limited to humans. Most importantly - and please try to rem...
What is the meaning of your images ?
In 2009, I speak to this painter friend in Paris and I say - what are your images like ? - onirique - comes the answer. Well, mine are not. Not to diminish anyon...
What is the most important thing you have learned from the Internet ?
Using the Internet and developing long-term projects has enhanced my feeling of Time. Universal Time, measured in seconds and milliseconds, uniformly ticking in ea...
What is your greatest achievement ?
I sometimes think that my greatest achievement is the feeling of freedom that I have. Of the physical and mental kind. For a guy of my age and origins this is rar...
What kind of photography you do ?
I do various kinds of photography, but since it's you who is asking i presume what you really mean is: What kind of photography you do that i might or might not wa...
What will you do with the pictures we produced during our Session ?
Well, nothing will happen to the great majority of the pictures - they will just exist - which isn't bad anyway. You will have a web-resolution copy of each one - ...
Where can I see/edit the images from our photo Session ?
When we work together in a photo session you get, generally with a week or so, exclusive private Online Access access to all images, via User Zone provided by Netc...
Which city do you prefer - London or Paris ?
I am often asked this question, which, I have to say, is rather silly, and, my short answer is: Valencia !!! The long answer is that I much prefer {London AND Par...
Why are my pictures marked as "unprocessed" ?
Digital photography captures a great amount of data. That data is kept in so-called RAW file and it can be used to greatly enhance an image - bring out the shadow ...
Why are you not using the latest version of this or that ?
Commercial software takes time to reach a maturity. With Photoshop, for example, the essential features (layers) did not appear until the version 3. Then, the soft...
Why are your figures robotic ?
The figures are robotic because they represent Functions, Processes, rather than real people. They are also robotic because contemporary humans are increasingly ...
Why bother writing your own software when there is so much free facility around ?
I am always astonished to hear this question and, unfortunately, I do hear rather often :-/ Hmm... lets see... perhaps I want to have full access and ability to s...
Why did you make Netcells ?
The idea of Netcells came to me in the year 1999, it was born out of several reasons. The main one was that I needed the functionality for my own use and could no...
Why should I publish my images on my free Netcells Blog ?
First of all, by publishing your images on the Netcells Blog you are responding to the time and effort involved in making your images and putting them online - tha...