Stills V3

February 8, 2013


Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 22:55
an block of fats in Barbican

a block of flats in Barbican



  1. The soft shapes of the people, and the humanity of their interaction, makes a strong contrast to the buildings (and all that yellow!). My eye searches the rather large expanse of featureless paving for a bench for them to sit on, a tree in a pot, or even a weed forcing itself up through a crack – which I managed to find by the steps.

    Much of their sky is just a reflection. The child’s coat gleams delightfully

    Comment by judithgreenish — February 10, 2013 @ 10:57

  2. Forgive me for being lazy John, but if I’d “put pen to paper” before reading Judith’s thoughts I would have more or less repeated them, right down to the hint of grass in the foreground. The joys of 60’s(?) architecture.

    Comment by cgcooke — February 12, 2013 @ 22:48

  3. This could have been taken in the 60’s and to think that these buildings and this space was thought to solve our housing problems. I gather there is a move to knock down blocks and build terraces again! I think the human juxtaposed with inhuman space and buildings is the key to the image.

    Comment by Rex — February 18, 2013 @ 19:48

  4. Yes, a classic juxtaposition that could be taken from an earlier time.The apparent inhumanity of the environment and the mother and daughter are only softened by the figure to the left, about to disappear behind the pillar. I’ve yet to grow the confidence to make pictures like this.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — March 11, 2013 @ 23:01

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