– By This River, 2014 –
– Kurt’s Rejoinder, 2014 –
The 2nd my favorite, really like it… 🙂
Really glad you like it – thanks very much.:)
That first one is so sad to see but a lovely shot. In the second I like the little BT person flying out from the man’s collar.
And a very appropriate title to the post.
Thanks very much, Ashley. All is not as it seems with the first shot, I think. The title of the post is a quote from a book by Grayson Perry about the art world.
Wow, I’ve not seen anyone using a pay phone for a while. I like it 🙂
Thanks very much, Helen. Glad you like it. Like your blog very much.
Love them both. Kes springs to mind with the top one.
Thanks very much, Alison. That’s really odd – it does with me too now.
That first one reminds me of a tired guy on a street, early Sunday morning after the party is over. Great shots.
Yes, I think that’s probably pretty close to the truth – it was a Tuesday, but yes. Thanks very much, Cardinal.
Both very strong images on multiple levels.
Thanks very much, John – much appreciated.
Great work! What’s the technique? Photographing through glass?
Thanks very much, Ellen! Do you mind if I don’t tell you? 🙂
No, of course not, trade secrets. Very effective technique. Sorry to be out of line, Ellen On Nov 2, 2014 3:54 PM, The Future Is Papier Mâché wrote:
> Richard Guest commented: “Thanks very much, Ellen! Do you mind if I > don’t tell you? :)”
No need to apologise, Ellen. It’s just I’m still trying to work out quite how to do it myself. There have been a lot of discards…:)
Sounds like something good you are on to. Good luck. On Nov 2, 2014 5:28 PM, The Future Is Papier Mâché wrote:
> Richard Guest commented: “No need to apologise, Ellen. It’s just I’m > still trying to work out quite how to do it myself. There have been a lot > of discards…:)”
Thanks very much, Ellen.
I’m watching and wondering too!
Ha, ha, thanks, Carla. I’ll let you know if I get the technique down pat.
I’m glad the first one is not as it seems; he’s wearing winklepickers after all so trust all is well. To tell you the truth, 😊, it came onto my reader as a sort of cropped shot and I thought it was the shadow of a rhinoceros! That’s what I was hoping for … Have you seen Midnight in Paris? The Salvador Dali obsession about rhinoceroses is so funny!!! 😊 They are both very atmospheric and I think you have gone sort of Ian Fleming with the last one … 🙂
No, I haven’t seen Midnight in Paris – sounds great – I’ll see if I can find it. 🙂 Yes, I once did a whole series of shots like this and turned them into a book. Kind of surveillance-lite.
Wow! That sounds great! 😊
I do confirm: it’s really excellent… 🙂 cheers, Mélanie
Thanks for the comment, Mélanie. I will definitely seek it out.
I like that the first has created speculation… I’m thinking morning after the night before, and I too noticed the trendy shoes but I also like to think he may have been enjoying warm rays of sun! The second, well the obvious is, you still have pay phones? That image is recording history… soon to be lost moments 🙂
I think you’re pretty spot-on, EllaDee. He found it quite funny that I was taking the shot. I should have stopped and spoken to him. Yes, there are payphones dotted about, but they’re rarely used. This one was in Beckenham, near where I live.
I really like the drama of both shots, but the first one is my favourite – the mood and light are great.
Thanks very much, Stevie – really glad you like the first shot. I think it’s my favourite of the two.
wonderful image! love those shadows.
Thanks so much! Yes, they drew me to the shot.
Love the narrative of the two pieces together. Love how the painterly lower section of the first one sets off his angst and alienation (even if I’m imagining it which I don’t think so).
Thanks very much, Steven. That’s a really interesting interpretation and I can see why you see it like that – when I posted it I read the image as displacement/ disengagement/ dreaminess – someone momentarily lost.
I like your words Richard: displacement/disengagement/dreaminess far more than angst and alienation. To include dreaminess with the others adds a new dimension to it all. I can see what you mean there. Displacement is only part of the picture. Thanks for your reply. Now the shadows seem even more omnipresent.
Nice pair of images, Richard. The first one is truly stunning! A lot of depth and subtext to it, and it ties in really well with your overall title (more so that By This River, in my opinion). 🙂
Thanks very much, Richard. 🙂
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Thanks very much, Douglas!
Who are we to know the truth of with photos but both come with feeling.
Yes, indeed. Thanks very much, Patti.
Paint, Portraits, and Photography = Perfection.
You’ve got something really good going on here, Richard. Superb.
Thanks so much, Karen – what a great compliment! Thank you.
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