Stills V3

April 2, 2012


Filed under: Mike — sojournerphoto @ 21:13


  1. I’m not sure whether the title is supposed to be ironical or not. Visually, this is spot on for conveying the light and getting the balance between indoors and outside right – if you used flash then it is very well done. The composition matches the square format too. Analysing the relationship between the two girls is more difficult but what is successful is the ambiguity in the photo and that is what appeals to me.

    Comment by zavaell — April 7, 2012 @ 06:39

  2. Thanks John. Yes the title was slightly ironic – I couldn’t quite place their relationship at the point the picture was taken – it’s on a roll of TriX, so in the last 6 months or so…

    Although the light is well conveyed – no flash – the real appeal for me is the uncertain relationship at the moment of exposure. It’s actually a crop from a 35mm frame, but I’ve been using the Rolleicord alongside and find I really like the square.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — April 13, 2012 @ 00:13

  3. I feel the younger daughter is just saying No! I have a similar rocking chair in the garage, my daughters won’t let me throw it away!

    Comment by Rex — April 17, 2012 @ 18:05

    • mmm, Naomi saying ‘no’ would be about normal! The rocking chair was from my grandfather after he dies and it was, apparently, old when he was a boy. It creaks a bit, but is still comfortable and reminds me of him. There is a set of punched letters on the back of one of the legs from when me and my next brother were young and found Grandads punches and a hammer lying around one day, then decided to experiment!

      Comment by sojournerphoto — April 21, 2012 @ 21:48

  4. Agree with the other comments – the ambiguity in relationship makes this interesting to look at and study at length, beyond the initial appeal of tone & composition.

    Comment by doonster — April 25, 2012 @ 02:35

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