Stills V3

July 23, 2009

Self Portrait

Filed under: akikana — akikana @ 01:18

Sasazuka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo.



  1. My, what a strange head you have Granny! So what is that wall-chomping piece of equipment?

    This is a more than usually satisfying slice of Japanesiana and even without your interjection it would be nicely into surreal territory.

    The shadow on the wall has a particularly satisfying sooty look to it.

    Comment by John Ellis — July 23, 2009 @ 06:45

  2. The headless photographer strikes again! It is an amusing shot and although I am a bit confused by what is behind the wall the shadow and chomp hold my attention well.

    I notice the camera bag, I now go out with the camera and one lens, my camera bag stays in the car.

    Comment by Rex — July 23, 2009 @ 19:22

  3. Apart from the visual humour, what I got from this photo was a long think about the effects of focus. At first I thought it was a pity that the machinery was slightly soft. However, by keeping the grass sharp and the more obvious subject matter soft you’ve created a much more complex picture.

    Comment by Colin — July 26, 2009 @ 08:10

  4. “Complex” is right. Beautifully so. This has so many things going for it along with the obvious fun parts, including that interesting tree in the left corner. The foreground area is a picture in itself. Definitely one for “the book” — maybe the cover shot.

    Comment by Christina — July 27, 2009 @ 04:57

  5. A Halloween image. It certainly stirs some unpleasant imagery as to exactly how that original head was lost. And the trade-off was a nasty one.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — July 28, 2009 @ 03:24

  6. I’m so caught in the effect of the shadow-head eating monster, the background fades away.

    Waist level finder?

    Comment by doonster — August 1, 2009 @ 14:07

  7. “waist level finder?” Yep, the only way to see the world is by navel gazing!

    With the sun behind me and the rubble in front this presented itself very nicely… Was orignally thinking along the lines of ‘Don’t Lose Your Head’ but when looking at the print there was so much more to play with than I initally saw through the lens.

    Comment by akikana — August 11, 2009 @ 04:35

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