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June 26, 2010

Bus Ride

Filed under: Robert Hoehne — rhoehne @ 01:03

Went into the city to see a Stieglitz exhibition.  Nothing to do with this picture apart from it giving me an opportunity to take pictures.



  1. This feels like it is from another time. The low contrast B&W, the girl seen through reflections in what could be a train mirror.

    How was the Stieglitz show?

    Comment by alofsm — June 26, 2010 @ 14:15

  2. Is that the wheel arch bottom left? I think it is that that gives it the “another time” feel: like the US in the ’50s. Yet none of the rest of the picture gives me that feeling. I am tempted to think that the girl is behind heavily tinted glass as her face seems darker than behind ordinary glass. The writing above her head is a bit of mystery but is a useful ingredient in the whole.

    In terms of time, place and activity it is quite teasing: why is she on a bus? Where is it going? Whose votes?

    Comment by zavaell — June 27, 2010 @ 09:53

  3. The Stielglitz show was good, Lake George Years. The book in the art gallery had easier to view reproductions of the pictures though. Interesting to see Camera Works on display, under glass ofcourse.

    Yes we have tinted bus windows in Australia but you cannot open the damn things since all buses run airconditioners.

    I think bottom left was some advertising, cannot remember, the bus was driving away and this was the only shot I got off.

    Comment by rhoehne — June 27, 2010 @ 10:18

  4. ROLES GKEZ RFS? + VOTES E IN: an amusing bit of text.

    The little girl’s expression makes the picture.

    Comment by Rex — June 30, 2010 @ 20:59

  5. The girl’s expression makes it work – reminds of my 5 year old when she is resogned to being cross with me. The advertising bottom left looks almost solarised – reminds me a bit of Robert Franks juke box in The Americans.


    Comment by sojournerphoto — June 30, 2010 @ 23:17

    • Actually, the picture reminds me of some of the picturse in The Americans. A similar feel – resignation perhaps?

      Comment by sojournerphoto — June 30, 2010 @ 23:18

    • and I resisted taking photos of several Australian flags on the day :o)

      Comment by rhoehne — July 2, 2010 @ 11:56

  6. The votes are in — the little girl makes it. ;-) I am not really getting any emotional vibes as some have mentioned from her expression, though. The setting and mysterious type add a lot.

    Comment by Christina — July 1, 2010 @ 22:27

  7. The window graffiti pulls this out of the 1950’s. The font on the signwriting pushes it back in.

    A fascinating result.

    Comment by colinjago — July 2, 2010 @ 09:55

  8. Indeed, quite fascinating. I also find it rather ghostly with the trick in the light to the right of the girl’s face. The glow bottom left is at (good) odds with the rest of the seen. Everything is placed apart from each other but does come together and hold together very well.

    Comment by akikana — July 4, 2010 @ 05:17

  9. I’m left feeling a little dissatisfied. Maybe a bit more of the writing, or a bit less, or tighter on the girl’s face. It all feels a bit in between, not quite one thing or the other.

    Comment by doonster — July 7, 2010 @ 13:55

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