Stills V3

March 3, 2009

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Filed under: Matt — Matt Alofs @ 14:18



  1. There is a beautiful simplicity about this image. I can also see it as a 2D pattern.

    Comment by Rex — March 3, 2009 @ 19:47

  2. Feels rather Hitcthcockian (if that’s a word).

    Is that tone transition patch in the middle a reflection or artefact of webifying?

    Intriguing lighting, has me wondering about the source and nature of the light.

    Comment by doonster — March 3, 2009 @ 23:02

  3. At first I couldn’t make the 2D pattern work but, by dint of squinting and blurring, it now comes reasonably unbidden as an abstract that builds the ‘conquering of space’ on to modernist works. But back to a door and linoleum.

    I suppose that this comes under the heading of ‘exploring the everyday’, which it does very well as Rex says. An everyday of a clean and tidy home.

    Comment by John Ellis — March 4, 2009 @ 07:45

  4. Doonster, if you are referring to the lightening along the bottom edge of the door, there’s a bit of reflection there, but mostly that’s the kind of haloing you get along dark/light boundaries with really dilute developer and low agitation.

    Comment by matt — March 4, 2009 @ 11:56

  5. matt – no, that seems perfectly ok. It’s the bit at the right edge of the triangle of shadow of the door on the lino. (This is one time when words don’t seem to cut it.)

    Comment by doonster — March 4, 2009 @ 18:24

  6. Yeah, sometimes something like flickr’s notation feature would be useful.

    I’m pretty sure I see which bit you are referring to. Just a reflection.

    Comment by matt — March 5, 2009 @ 13:51

  7. Coming up through a trap-door or just stepping out through a normal one. Simple but throwing out a number of different viewing angles and interpretations.

    Comment by akikana — March 6, 2009 @ 02:02

  8. Beautiful subtleties — I especially like the textures. Like where there is a hint of what could be carpet meeting the doorway. I wonder if some of that textural effect could even be duplicated with digital — it seems like a film thing.

    I tried to do something vaguely along these lines where I saw light coming through a door at the end of my hall about a week ago — seeing this, I might want to toss mine.

    Comment by Christina — March 6, 2009 @ 16:01

  9. I see the lightening that Doonster referred to, and that had me curious also.

    The light along the lower left edge of the door is something I might have been tempted to eliminate, and that is a fault in my seeing. The simplicity is wonderful.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — March 7, 2009 @ 22:35

  10. This is the sort of photo that makes me want to take photos. The tension here is between universality and personal meaning. This shot seems to get into both domains.

    Comment by Colin — March 9, 2009 @ 18:38

  11. “This is the sort of photo that makes me want to take photos”
    absolutely Colin.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — March 12, 2009 @ 02:58

  12. Colin, Robert, I’ll take that as high praise indeed :-)

    Comment by matt — March 12, 2009 @ 16:11

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