Stills V3

January 6, 2009


Filed under: Gordon McGregor — Rex @ 22:39

Thought I’d start out with a self-portrait as a way of saying hello. So ‘hello’. I often feel I include too much of the whole thing in my pictures, and I’m trying to get away from that linear, all encompassing viewpoint. Today I learned that what I’ve been struggling with is gestalt closures. I’m not sure there’s a cure. Perhaps I’ll find out along the way.



  1. Welcome to Stills Gordon. I share with you the need for the “all encompassing viewpoint”. I think that Colin is into gestalt closures!

    Apart from the fact that you’ve been a bit stingy with your self-portrait (no amount of gc can join the dots!) I like the freshness and design of this.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 7, 2009 @ 07:45

  2. Gordon – welcome

    John – now there’s a thing I never thought I’d be accused of. Somehow I can’t quite imagine that phrase appearing on a school report ;-)

    Comment by Colin — January 7, 2009 @ 09:48

  3. I’m sure the phrase will disappear from my brain as quickly as it did the last time I had to look it up! Anyway nice to have a use for it in the short time I do remember it!

    Comment by John Ellis — January 7, 2009 @ 10:44

  4. Welkommen. “Gestalt closure” a new one on me – had to go look it up.
    On second look, it’s a big blue arrow!

    Comment by doonster — January 7, 2009 @ 12:33

  5. Yep, I had to look up gestalt closure as well, and I’m still uncertain what it means, but I like the picture, which leaves little uncertainty about where we should be looking.

    Comment by matt — January 7, 2009 @ 13:55

  6. The metal feel comes through well on a monitor, wondering how that will print on paper.
    The swirl ends neatly with the photographer. Welcome photographer :o)

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 8, 2009 @ 10:03

  7. @Robert I suppose it might be a good candidate for metallic paper if I were ever to print it.

    Comment by Gordon — January 8, 2009 @ 16:08

  8. I’ll be back — but want to just say “welcome” for now. Guess I’d better go look up “Gestalt closure” before I return! ;-)

    Comment by Christina — January 9, 2009 @ 05:03

  9. hello and a wow welcome. It is an unusual combination in an image and all the more interesting and dramatic for that!

    Comment by Rex — January 9, 2009 @ 22:07

  10. No problems figuring out the point of this image. I’m pleased with that, and with my new knowledge of the meaning of Gestalt closure.

    You’ve made quite an entrance. Looking forward to more. ;-)

    Comment by Christina — January 10, 2009 @ 20:56

  11. Great to see you making a grand entrance. Welcome, and I look forward to seeing more of your fascinating work. Normally, I am not crazy about self-portraits. You have converted me.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 11, 2009 @ 22:46

  12. Welcome to Stills Gordon. An interesting self portrait but I’m left wondering on how different starting points of that spiral would have changed the overall feel of this. I’d like to see one with you head sitting on the start and variations thereof.

    Comment by akikana — January 12, 2009 @ 04:43

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