Stills V3

January 15, 2012

Stop, I’m in love with you.

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 16:49

Early for Nora's BD Lunch so wandered round Bristol.



  1. I didn’t know what to expect from the title! However, the picture is obviously Rex. Interestingly, I find the graphic qualities of the foregrond, and particularly the circles on the left more grabbing of my attention than the text that gives us the title.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 17, 2012 @ 23:37

  2. This is very much a picture that is constructed: by which I mean that the photographer has found a constituent part and then looked to see what else could be added to make an image. In this case a lot of things have been found! The central premise that the ‘stop’ sign is integral to the graffiti message plays out well as there is a small optical illusion with the size of the sign in the distance and yet, almost without thinking, it is tied in with the foreground plane. It is a a bit of a pity that the “!” scrolls off to the right. Elsewhere, the ‘bits’ are added with a sense of balance: the black metal piece lower down allies with the portion of square to the right of it while the circle on the left is a counterweight; patches of green also come into the equation.

    For me it is a bit like an abstract painting, where the eye is constantly in a dialogue with the brain.

    Comment by zavaell — January 19, 2012 @ 07:54

  3. the ‘you ‘ is cutting it fine but still in the frame. Mixing all those planes of focus on one 2D plane is fantastic, I love the mix of sizes the this picture offers and the play of shapes all teh way back to the circular window in the building.

    Comment by rhoehne — January 22, 2012 @ 22:19

  4. A very clever picture by Rex. As John wrote, the eye is constantly in a dialogue with the brain. Eventually, I find myself being drawn to the stop sign in the middle.

    Comment by Cem — January 22, 2012 @ 22:43

  5. It is clever — I agree. And I like John’s comparison to an abstract painting. Yet, it seems static to me — despite the lively drawings and writing. Perhaps a bit too constructed for my taste!

    Comment by Christina — January 24, 2012 @ 05:03

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