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January 3, 2009

Twelve Angry Pansies

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 05:15

Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo.



  1. So don’t mix it with them – right! If they formed a jury one feels that they wouldn’t hesitate to call guilty!

    This is a great balance between form and content. I find the interrelationship of object and background from bottom to top perfect: in particular the OOF mesh and shrub.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 3, 2009 @ 12:10

  2. I hadn’t thought “jury” until John mentioned it, but now that the idea is in my head it won’t be going very quickly.

    Brilliant use of a title.

    Comment by Colin — January 3, 2009 @ 14:25

  3. When I saw the title in my reader I thought “How can pansies be angry?” Fascinating way to use a title to push the viewers appreciation of a scene.

    I got Thin Lizzie’s “Boys are back in town”. Girls on the left, scurrying out of the way.

    Comment by doonster — January 3, 2009 @ 20:14

  4. Anthropomorphism strikes again. They seem to be peering over each others shoulders.

    That title does ‘male’ the image.

    Comment by Rex — January 3, 2009 @ 21:55

  5. male=make !!!!!!

    Comment by Rex — January 3, 2009 @ 21:55

  6. I’ve been walking around with this title in my head for a couple of months now. Was trying for the ‘jury’ look to tie in with the film of a similar name. The corruption was thanks to an episode of Radio 4’s sublime ISIHAC…they mentioned Twelve Angry Bees which I thought may be a little harder to capture.

    Comment by akikana — January 4, 2009 @ 09:36

  7. I thought male was a new verb – it seemed to work rather well.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 4, 2009 @ 09:41

  8. They do indeed look angry, but I wonder if they are a bit too bright.

    Comment by matt — January 4, 2009 @ 15:34

  9. @john Verbing weirds language. I’d leave male alone for now.

    I enjoy how scrunched up their faces look. The title makes this more interesting than it might otherwise have been (witness the discussion)

    Comment by Gordon — January 5, 2009 @ 23:17

  10. Title and picture are great. The floral decoration on the planter take away some of the angry, maybe they’d like to be in a slightly rougher neighborhood.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 7, 2009 @ 09:57

  11. Thanks for the comments. By bright I guess you mean the white ones. There is some detail in there so will bear that it mind if and when I print this. This one was most certainly more about the title than the shot. As I mentioned, the title had been mulling around for a while and I saw some candidates. This one was the closest to a jury box with approximately 12 ‘jurors’ in it. Though I’m building up a collection of these flower boxes I’m no longer in need of the angry pansies so at least I can concentrate on other varieties.

    Comment by akikana — January 8, 2009 @ 00:54

  12. As late as I am to this, I still want to comment and just say how much I’ve enjoyed it (as well as the discussion around it. Although obviously the title does a lot for it, I think the image is very good on its own, too.

    Comment by Christina — January 9, 2009 @ 04:22

  13. I really am the cow’s tail on this one. I don’t feel that the flower box takes away from the “angry” angle—those funny pinched faces with the beady eyes may never look the same to me again. The whole idea makes me laugh and the brightness and cheeriness of the box contrasted against the angry little faces makes me laugh harder. The faces and the setting remind me of some people who always wear those pinch-faced tight scowls on the most beautiful of days. Oh, well, maybe their feet hurt.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 10, 2009 @ 04:53

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