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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Golden Retriever puppy – Gucio


I got an early father’s day present this year – a 12 week old golden retriever boy puppy, which I called Gucio.

You may not realise but one of my most popular photographs in this gallery with 1000s of views every week is that of a girl golden retriever we got last year called Buttercup.

Artistic bummer


Another artistic controversy fizzes out as the Classification Board classifies the photograph of Olympia Nelson on the cover of of Art Monthly magazine. The board decided the magazine is not suitable for children and rated it M (for mature audiences).

I really wonder what part of public this so called “public outcry” comes from. An average person, even if they are not into art has seen countless paintings of naked bodies. There are naked sculptures all around the world, just like the one of the young boy pictured here from a National Trust owned Everglades garden in Leura. These paintings and sculptures do not come with any ratings and yet they are commonly accepted, more to the point they are admired.

So, what suddenly makes contemporary art any different from the art created prior to current generation?