Stills V3

January 8, 2009


Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 18:30




  1. I seem to recall commenting at some point last year that your use of colour was getting stronger and stronger. Looking back at the entries you’ve made on v2 that isn’t particularly evident, so I’m glad to see a return to colour here. And what colours :-)

    Comment by Colin — January 9, 2009 @ 10:21

  2. Clear, strong, simple colours conbining with clear, strong, simple elements to create a very pleasing picture. Title helps tell the story.
    It’s amazing how much the black background adds. With a white background (in my reader) the colours aren’t nearly as strong.

    Comment by doonster — January 9, 2009 @ 12:19

  3. This does nothing so much as say ‘China’ – it must be decades of brainwashing as to colours associated with nations. Even the child’s hat and his little Mao suit gives that impression through the gauze.

    It’s a lovely use of colour and the child is the perfect foil.The title is not one that would have entered my head but is largely unnecessary.

    Comment by John Ellis — January 10, 2009 @ 07:51

  4. I may very well be saying this again in a few days, but for now this is my absolute favorite Rex photo. The brilliant swaths of red and green grounded by the black underline what is already a dramatic event. Had I imagined the photo (I should be so creative!), I would have deemed the color overkill. But, it absolutely works for me. The boy’s gesture is eloquent.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — January 11, 2009 @ 23:01

  5. Eerily good. The mercury effect in the sheet closest to the corner pole clinches this to me and ties it all in with the title.

    Comment by akikana — January 12, 2009 @ 04:52

  6. Well, you surely know already that I like this one — “what colours” is right. Very strong design as well.

    Comment by Christina — January 12, 2009 @ 06:20

  7. Although the colors are well used, I think the composition and content of this are strong enough to have worked without them. The rope barrier points the eye right to the child.

    Comment by matt — January 12, 2009 @ 13:37

  8. I like all the questions that this doesn’t answer. Who is the child, what is he actually trying to look at that’s behind us.

    I like that there are no answers

    Comment by Gordon — January 13, 2009 @ 16:41

  9. the colours definitely attract your attention. I hav the sense that the woman with pram in the top right is watching her son to make sure he does not get into trouble, that extra bit of visual information completes the picture for me.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — January 13, 2009 @ 20:27

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