Pink tights and a tutu? This would mean trouble on the streets of İstanbul, man! Which team requires that from its supporters?
Steve, another addition to your list of awesome series. The furniture place might be a special place, or not, but i see it as another proof that the story lies before all in the eyes of the photographer. From negative space to layered and ghostly reflections, here the mind of the beholder is invited for some Lacanian interpellation.
Way beyond, "despite" the last image, any mirror stage.
Did i mention i like the photos, too?
"Lacan, Jacques (190181), French psychoanalyst and writer. A notable poststructuralist, he reinterpreted Freudian psychoanalysis, esp. the theory of the unconscious, in the light of structural linguistics and anthropology."
Corlan....Can You Interpret This In Forrest Gump To Me!?
Some might feel it's a move for easy praise, but sharing with a knoledgeable, smaller community of photographers without the underlying ego competition seen pretty much everywhere else does make sense, isn't it?
And you still get your share of constructive criticism, reading between the lines -or not. Who cares for rudeness or inflating selves?
"Interpellation is a concept used [...] to describe the process by which ideology addresses the (abstract) pre-ideological individual thus effectively producing him or her as subject proper. [...] against the classical definition of the subject as cause and substance: in other words, the situation always precedes the (individual or collective) subject [...] Althusser's argument here strongly draws from Jacques Lacan's concept of the Mirror stage. [...]Interpellation, Althusser's idea based on Lacan, specifically involves the moment and process of recognition of interaction with the ideology at hand. Foucault eschews the notion of ideology and his structuralist analytics are quite antithetical to Lacanian notions of Real, Symbolic, Imaginary."
And about Mirror image: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_stage
In Forrest words?
Well, Lloyd cornered the idea perfectly above: go and take the same last photo wearing a pink tights & tutu.
Then not only you'll definitely step into Lacanian territory, but you'll probably altogether get a winner to get a flattering eulogy in the very same places where you got "lambasted"
Seriously, i don't know about "purpose" (guess we could have a long discussion about the respective merits of "purpose" and "creative instinct" while communicating in visual form, well...), but the kinda undestated Lynchian touch in this series is more than enough to "interpellate" me -but not unlike Forrest (as you already know, my favourite movie character), i'm a simple guy.
"We was always taking long walks, and we was always looking for a guy named "Charlie".
Sort of a color or B&W thing. Thanks for looking. Now, I have to scroll up to my last post and carefully read the ones between this and that one. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 16-35 f/4 VR; 16mm; 1/1250 @ f/4; ISO 320
2. D3s; 16-35 f/4 VR; 35mm; 1/1250 @ f/4; ISO 320
These were taken today in our yard. Beautiful sunny day in Seattle.. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt
1. D3s; 105mm f/2.8; 1/200s @ f/7.1; ISO 320
2. D3s; 105mm f/2.8; 1/200s @ f/7.1; ISO 320
3. D3s; 105mm f/2.8; 1/400s @ f/3; ISO 320
Guess what; I shall be out, armed with an M8 plus 35'cron and an cooperative smile.
Best luck with your Red Sox, then.
i'm with the guys here and vote for the unsaturated color rendering, which brings out more detials and a lifelike feel to the scene.
Btw, what's with the lady reflection on the right? Is she walking a dog, too? Maybe it's a good thing SPike's having his peaceful rest under the gentle sun...
Nice flower shots btw, espeacially the first one.
Too many angry people in the Land of Smiles right now, so here's a little sunshine to remind us why some of us love this country after all
D80 with 80-200 AF-S @ 80mm and f/2.8
Sorry for not posting much lately, but work is killing me (as you can see ).
Fantastic portrait and beautiful conversion, Woody.
Here's some more of today's work; Smoker's Corner.
D80 with 80-200 AF-S @ 165mm and f/4.0
Jorgen- less anger, more nice smiles. Sounds like a plan!
Slick portrait Woody. Nice processing, too.
Visited the Port of Seattle today. Thanks for looking. Cheers, Matt.
1. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/3200s @ f/2.8; ISO 320
2. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/2500s @ f/2.8; ISO 320
3. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 44mm; 1/400s @ f/8; ISO 320
4. D3s; 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/8000s @ f/8; ISO 320
No, the capital of the Evil Empire is several miles east of Seattle in Redmond, WA.
The school magazine (where I teach) asked me to do their group photos. I set up my lights in the auditorium and had about 10 minutes to get all of the shots done. I liked them (the kids loved them - that's the important part) and I decided to share with you all as usual.
The gallery is located here.
Thanks all. That's the tyres. It's from a drifting show competition. I suppose they use some kind of substance on the tyres to make more smoke.
Matt, those harbour shots are excellent. Love the depth of the colours.
Very nice job, Carlos.
Nice Smiles Carlos!
Some more photos from the hyper PC/Non-PC burlesque show. I only photographed it! Cheers, Matt
1. D3s: 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/50s @ f/3.5; ISO 2200
2. D3s: 24-70mm f/2.8; 70mm; 1/50s @ f/3.5; ISO 9000
3. D3s: 24-70mm f/2.8; 24mm; 1/50s @ f/3.2; ISO 10000
I thought I'd throw in a few close-ups I've shot recently. All mushrooms.
D700 with Nikkor 105/2.8