Stills V3

June 1, 2009

Air Conditioner with Wall Relief?

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 02:50

Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.

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11 Comments »

  1. Return of the Robot Overlords?

    I cannot get away from anthropomorphising this.

    Comment by Colin — June 1, 2009 @ 07:30

  2. I was about to make a very similar comment to the one Colin made. You seem to have a nack for breathing life into the inanimate. I’m expecting it to walk off any time now, like R2-D2. Maybe before that snake strikes at it.

    Comment by Gordon — June 1, 2009 @ 14:29

  3. I don’t know if I care about that pipe in the top right corner or not – I cover it and the shot is different, but I like it either way. Without it seems to have more of a sense of an infinite wall. With, it seems a shade more enclosed and bounded.

    Comment by Gordon — June 1, 2009 @ 14:30

  4. I like the geometric simplicity. Certainly see Gordon’s R2-D2 thing. I wish I could see it bigger, in fact, as the pattern drives my eyes crazy at this size.

    Comment by doonster — June 1, 2009 @ 14:44

  5. The most significant thing here is the reduction of the lines of the brick to the scale of the wire mesh over the ACU.

    The overall effect though, seems like the setup for a Dpreview lens test.

    Comment by John Ellis — June 2, 2009 @ 06:44

  6. Without the white vertical pipe I reckon my autofocus would have failed and i would have gone cross eyed.

    This really shouldn’t work but it does for me.

    Comment by Rex — June 2, 2009 @ 20:02

  7. I’m getting more WALL-E than R2-D2 — but the same sense of life. Seems like a friendly little guy. I also see the snake. I wonder if it is that homogenous mass of white brick that makes the things that are different from it seem so much like they are alive.

    Comment by Christina — June 3, 2009 @ 00:06

  8. I’m glad there is the pipe top right and thin sliver of path bottom left.

    They use small bricks, a brick layers delight I’m sure. So much brick pattern.

    Great characters shown here, snake and aircon.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — June 4, 2009 @ 03:54

  9. ‘I’m expecting it to walk off any time now,’

    Shuffling off seems more likely.

    That expanse of slightly distorted brick in hypnotic.

    Comment by matt — June 5, 2009 @ 12:42

  10. The air conditioner threatening to “shuffle” (perfect, Robert) out of frame at any moment is enough fun, but the snake warily eyeing the a.c. makes this for me. I am grateful for the distraction from the brick pattern that makes my eyes cross.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — June 8, 2009 @ 19:04

  11. Thanks for all the comments. Wasn’t until I saw the print did I see any animals. At point of capture I was mesmorized by all those rectangles. Usually, not much adorns such backdrops so I tend to move on but this one kept me interested a few times as I passed it until one day I finally saw the shot.

    Comment by akikana — June 9, 2009 @ 06:24


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