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January 07, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

Still working to get one of these snuffed candle shots with an interesting composition.  Until then, the Arabesques strike me as both beautiful and spooky, like maybe the Shroud of Turin might pop up in the curlicues.  The phrenology head is a piece M and I found 10 years ago or so in an antique shop in New Hope, Pa.  It made me think of DeChirico paintings.  So I took it out in the early morning to try to replicate the mood in those canvases: the long, sharp shadows, the deep, vanishing-point perspective, the desolation and forlorn atmosphere.  Fog pix shot in Haverstraw Bay, steps from the village library.  Apple orchard, again in fog, is DePiero's.  If not for the fog the encroaching corprate buildings would be in every shot.  Unexpected "snow" day had me looking close at hand for pictures: the silouetted plants (nods to Penn) are basically straight out of the camera, the fresh snow providing the pristine back drop.  Bottle opener abstracts, same day, patio lights difused in the back, color tweaked.  The trapeze shots were all done in the space of 10 seconds while stopped at a red light at Houston and the West Side Highway, sunset.


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