– Heartbeat, 2014 –
– Discipline, 2014 –
I feel the excitement in the capture. 🙂
Excellent. Thanks very much. 🙂
Thanks very much.
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Thank you, Valentin.
Nice post 🙂
Thanks so much, Rabirius! Much appreciated. Have you heard any music by Trevor Wishart?
Beautiful shots, Richard. I love the effect you’ve put on Heartbeat, and Discipline man looks like her’s going to have a hard day at the office! 🙂
Thanks very much, Richard! Heartbeat is two shots superimposed, one of which I made transparent in Photoshop. Yes, indeed. 🙂
I really like it Richard!
Thanks, Cardinal! Glad you like it.
Ace, thanks very much, Kathryn!
Intriguing photos Richard….love the textures and layering
Thanks very much!
Loved “Discipline”– the reflections and the posture of the man so evocative of depression for me. “Heartbeat” was like a conundrum. Very like your mixed media works. Great shots! Both!
Yes, it looked like a moment of anxiety slipping into depression to me too. He did eventually look up at the sky. Thanks very much, Ellen.
These are both wonderful, but I love, love, love the first one. As I’m typing this, I notice the previous commenter loves the second one. That’s one of the great things about art… different pieces speak to different people, and each piece speaks to each person differently. And that’s beautiful. 🙂
Thanks very much, Shari! I’m really glad you like them. I totally agree – that’s part of what keeps making stuff interesting to me. 🙂
Wow! beautiful Ricardo! The images you take like this always remind me a little of Kafka (novels) not in a dark way, but the strangeness. 🙂
🙂 Wow, thanks for the compliment, Gigi!
Oooh, I just found the second one (bloody apps …:( ) I love it! Even though his head is bowed, he looks concentrated in his thoughts, not sad, because the light and colour lift the image and make it lovely! Golly, I hope he’s not sad. Maybe he’s pe’ed off because someone has already done the crossword. That used to happen to me. 🙂 🙂 🙂
🙂 Yes, that’s a major disappointment when that happens. Thanks very much – glad you like the second one too.
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I love that first image for its aesthetic quality, but the second one speaks volumes. It’s very moving actually.
Thanks very much, Emily. They are an uneasy match I think, which is why I did it 🙂
Big like for Heartbeat… love it!
Thanks very much, John!
Wonderful images, Richard! The use of light and shadow in Heartbeat is fantastic.
Thanks very much, Alex!
I enjoy the effect of integrated patchwork of these images. The Biding Time poster is a great subtle touch.
I’m really glad you like it – it was a deliberate attempt to post opposite approaches and see how they worked off each other.
Both excellent shots. The texture really complements the first image and I love the emotion/drama of the subject in the second shot.
Thanks very much, Stevie.
Layers and layers and stacks of shapes. I’m so drawn to these, brilliant!
Thanks very much, Karen!
These are fantastic Richard. Really inspire the interpretations: Heartbeat seems almost like the iconography of a western film turned into art. And the second image, Discipline, is very philosophical…our passing traces on this world (well, one interpretation anyway).
Thanks so much, Steven. So nice to hear they do something. It’s difficult to tell when you are close to them.
Hi Richard, ‘Heartbeat’ is a really interesting compilation, I can’t believe that you managed to photograph this in one shot, I love this! It must have taken a lot of time to compose? Great work as usual. The figure of the hunched man behind glass in the restaurant is also a great shot, in ‘Discipline’. It took a while for me to spot him. I wonder why he’s feeling that way? I like the way he’s camouflaged by the peripheral objects, or rather given some privacy. This is one of my favourite shots, although I feel voyeuristic, I really want to know more about him…
Thanks very much, Cheryl. Once I had my angle set up, the original shot for Heartbeat took about 20 mins of waiting for people to move into the space in an interesting way. The overlay image is a lamp-post base in Beckenham. Yes, I wonder what was happening with the man in Discipline…
I had a feeling it would have taken a long time to compose, you have to have a lot of patience. Do you just know instinctively, or do you take a series of shots until you get the right one?
It’s a bit of both – sometimes the first shot is best, other times it can take ten or i give up and try again another day.
Love both. Like the one word titles, also.
Thanks very much, Alison – glad you like them. Titles, as always, are pinched…
Really love this scratchy, layered quality youve got creeping in at the moment..Heartbeat is a great shot!
Yes, I’m trying to add texture and gesture – found marks are preferable, because I don’t have to worry about authenticity/ motivation. Thanks very much, Cath!
Yes! You didn’t have to work at or try hard to make the marks which then really aren’t authentic to you.
Yes, exactly – I don’t have to spend time considering them.
Discipline – the portrait slowly silently appeared . I don’t remember seeing a portrait of yours of a man in his business suit, so crisp with white cuffs showing.
Yes, I don’t often take shots of people in suits (although having said that I’m off to do just that in a minute 🙂 ).
The grit and discipline of very different workplaces, different living spaces. VERY nice.
Indeed! Thanks very much, Elena!
You had me with the discipline and I lost it with the heartbeat! Fabulous work Richard!
Thanks so much, Patti! You say the nicest things!
Love the tiny figures in the first one and the transparence in the second.
I’m really glad you like them – I deliberately went for opposites in this post. Thanks very much!
Both of these are really mysterious and compelling.
Really glad you like them, Jennifer.
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