– Oh Sweet Nuthin’, 2014 –
– Self Portrait (The Gift), 2014 –
The timing of that first image is perfect. I like how the tape looks like candy canes. Perhaps the guy below has had too many sweets…
It fascinates me how different narratives develop when an image is paired with another.
Yes, that was a stroke of luck and I thought I’d missed it, which would have been disappointing because it was one of only three shots I took that day. Ha, ha, that’s the funniest interpretation of the year – yes, too many sweets! It fascinates me too. On Foundation we were taught for a couple of days by Peter Kennard and his observations on the media (in combination with reading Ways of Seeing by John Berger) and its manipulations kind of stuck, ha ha.
Great ones, Richard!!!! I love your portrait!!!!
Thanks very much, Santi! Yes, it’s a bit tongue in cheek!
Ai ai ai! Bloody fantastic, Richard!
Thanks so much, Ashley! [smiling broadly]
Both of these feel playful. X marks the not!
Ha, yes! Glad they come across that way. Thanks very much, EllaDee.
I love the self-portrait, plus the “Oh Sweet Nuthin” title. I guess it’s referring to the song?
Really glad you like it, Cardinal. Yes, the title’s from the VU song. I’m going through a Velvets/ Reed/ Cale/ Nico phase at the moment.
A wonderful phase – a reoccuring one for my sake. Music come and go, but some music keeps on returning.
Yes, me too – since about 1984. The Velvet Underground & Nico never seems to date – it’s one fresh album. But I’m listening to The Frozen Borderline by Nico today (Marble Index and Desertshore) – wow it’s chilly!
Nice pairing of images – and a great selfie! 😀 Great work, Mr G! 🙂
Thanks very much, Richard!
(You look so young 😉
Thanks very much!
(smoke and mirrors 🙂 )
Love the values in your self portrait. A subtle and well-executed piece.
Thanks so much, John.
Great shots, love the timing in the first. And it’s nice to see a selfie that doesn’t make me want to puke!
Ha, ha, yes, know what you mean about selfies – can’t stand that word!
Thanks so much, Elena!
A very poetic post. I especially like the spaces, the unspokens. And the title of the post: love the poetry in that.
Thanks very much, MJ – that’s a lovely compliment. Thanks, you too!
Interesting combination of shapes and angles in the first photograph, and great timing in relation to the man at work, it looks very spontaneous. Great work.
Yes, it was very spontaneous – I was convinced I’d missed it until I played it back. Thanks very much, Cheryl.
Wow Richard, the dynamics between these two shots are superb!
Thanks so much, Patti! They were both the result of chance collisions – I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
I love coming here – that’s all I need to say, maybe.
That’s great to read – thanks very much, Lynn.
i am sorting my response…just can’t find the words.
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