Stills V3

May 11, 2014

Man on a Tree

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 14:31
Reformers Tree, Hyde Park

Reformers Tree, Hyde Park

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3 Comments »

  1. I enjoy the way that you have left the shadow and cut off the head and torso of your ‘subject’. The shadow interferes with the tree and adds more interest than might be the case with the fleshly man himself. The raised rear foot adds dynamism and the combination of that and the circular mosaic lead me to think HCB and the chap jumping over the puddle. I can imagine you waiting for your moment here.

    I don’t know if you have read Geoff Dyer’s ‘The Ongoing Moment’, but he traces the image of the hat over time in American photography, and it provides a good illustration of the self referential nature of photography, as well as the development of the very language of the art – although that of course is at best thrown into flux by the advent of digital controls and possibly completely overturned.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — May 13, 2014 @ 22:30

  2. This makes me think of the “march of time”.

    Were you already exploring the mosaic and you ” simply” seized the opportunity or were you really quick on the draw?

    Comment by cgcooke — May 14, 2014 @ 19:03

  3. I was standing there taking pictures with people walking round the edge and their shadows on the mosaic and this chap strode across the centre, so I just took a series as he walked across. When he was about 3/4 the way across he seemed to recognise he was in my picture and ‘quick stepped’ out. :-)

    Comment by Rex — May 16, 2014 @ 18:39


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