Stills V3

July 9, 2010

London 34

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 06:49

Shoreditch - an alternative view

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  1. What does her picture of you look like then? :-)

    Comment by Rex — July 9, 2010 @ 07:15

  2. It certainly wouldn’t look as good! I don’t think that she was into street photography but was collecting ‘details’ around here.

    Comment by zavaell — July 9, 2010 @ 10:02

  3. This is certainly a better ad for Shoreditch than the café!

    Lots to look at in this. How does she keep that gramophone balanced on her back? :-)

    Comment by Rex — July 9, 2010 @ 20:44

  4. At least she seems to have noticed you. That’s a good start for a photographer on the street.

    Not sure about the composition, but the beer table is a definite plus.

    Comment by colinjago — July 13, 2010 @ 17:12

  5. Jana is not sure about the composition either and I have been trying to convince her that this is a semi-surrealist piece with the man top left, the gramophone on her back, her surprise and the fact that her feet are on three marked flagstones.

    Comment by zavaell — July 13, 2010 @ 21:45

    • If you spotted all that before you exposed the frame you have my utmost respect!

      Comment by sojournerphoto — July 14, 2010 @ 01:48

  6. Funny, I didn’t pick up the beer ‘gaden’ the first time I looked at this. I was so taken by the blue wall and gramaphone, as well as the young lady’s glance, that it passed me by. Perhaps a beer would be a plus, though I don’t know Shoreditch so I’m not to sure.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 14, 2010 @ 01:47

  7. Mike – I have to admit that some of my case is definitely hindsight! But, hey, one has to justify one’s shots!

    Shoreditch is no longer what I always imagined it to be and is in a ‘Bohemian’ phase but still is a definite borderland between the City and the East End.

    Comment by zavaell — July 14, 2010 @ 06:35

  8. The beer ‘garden’ was the immediate pull on this for me. That in itself made this a winner in my eyes. Once over that delight there is plenty in the wall backdrop to entertain. Given the eyes in the blue patterns I’m not so sure that eye contact with the photographer is necessarily needed. I struggle with her being so close to the gramophone though. However not enough for the whole to outweigh that little niggle. Wonderfully constructed and well seen.

    Comment by akikana — July 15, 2010 @ 01:42

  9. Great timing and interesting look. She seems quite “London”.
    Her position in the frame also balances the 4 elements for me (signs, blue wall, her and the beer garden).

    Comment by doonster — July 15, 2010 @ 11:41

  10. What akikana said works for me. The colors and patterns are wonderful — also the little poser in the top left corner!

    Comment by Christina — July 15, 2010 @ 23:08

  11. It’s in the eye contact. I don’t think the composition works all that well, but it doesn’t matter.

    Comment by alofsm — July 18, 2010 @ 14:01

  12. my comments are a tad late, I apologise. Life has been busy.

    I keep on going to the strong man top left, a funny addition to the painted mantle.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 21, 2010 @ 12:07


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