Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

 

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In response to WordPress Photo Challenge, Work of Art, I haphazard to say that I’m presenting here a double work of art: that of the artist in the photo, and that of mine done by capturing  him…

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Author: Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. You again have captured more than you realize. That brick work in is a work of art itself, I can’t keep my eyes off it. The lines of his coat are art as well. You did amazing again. You have an eye and instinct for things and you don’t even realize everything it is telling you.

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    1. Wow, what a lovely comment, thank you for thinking so nicely of my photo! 🙂 It always feels like a huge accomplishment to me when a simple picture I took resonates with another human being…

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  2. I agree with Ronovan, I love the way the path draws your eyes into the distance. It would look really good in a frame.

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    1. Thank you, that’s very encouraging! Perhaps I will be able to take some more nice photos, even to be framed, in the future when I save up to buy a DSLR instead of my current compact camera 😉

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      1. I’ve got what’s called a bridge camera, it wasn’t much more than a compact and you can change all the setting like a DSLR. I love it, far less hassle than a DSLR.

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        1. Ahh, that sounds good! I’m off to Google it and see… But you’ve already got me hooked for the Writing 101 challenge (I just registered, after all). I think your encouragement has bad impact on my real life work 😉

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          1. Ooops….I do tend to be a bad influence. I work from home most of the time and so have to very disciplined!

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          2. Yes, you are the worst influence, especially because I work from home too, and I have some issues with disciplining myself as to time devoted to work & study and time spent on blogging… 😉

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting! I confused you, didn’t I? The photo does look a bit Parisian, but it was in fact taken in a small town in the Czech Republic. It’s not a typical sight here though 🙂

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      1. That’s the great thing about blogging – I’m not sure where your ‘here’ is. (Mine’s the UK) But your picture reminded me of that Robert Doisneau picture of two people kissing outside a Paris cafe. Thanks for sharing it.

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        1. Definitely, that’s one of the great things about blogging — you never know from which continent or even country the blogger is! I had to google the photo you refer to, and I’m impressed. So I take it as a compliment that my humble photo reminded you of The Kiss!

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  3. Great photo. I am amazed he permitted you to take the photograph. When I was in Paris, all the street artists got very irate if anyone took out their camera in the vicinity of their art work let alone try to take a photo of it. I came across similar attitudes in Barcelona and Rome too – though not quite as ferociously as in Paris.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience!

      I asked the artist if he would mind me shooting him (with my camera 😉 ) and he said “sure”, from which I deduced he that he meant he wouldn’t mind…

      I suspect that this gentleman could be a college student working on a school project rather than a regular street artist. He clearly didn’t want to be disturbed but he was sweet 🙂

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  4. This is wonderful Mara. I love that you made it black and white. It really brings out the patterns (as Ronovan talked about) and adds a timelessness to the capture. And what could be more perfect for the challenge?

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    1. Aww, thank you! I was lucky to think of this photo for the challenge — I admit I like the photo because it’s not too often that I shoot people (with the camera 😉 ), so I was keeping this picture for a special occasion. And that’s now!

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        1. Haha, yes, I was asking for it. Of course, shooting people is my nature… Though I could actually be called a hitman (hitwoman), not because I shoot people but because clumsy as I am, I HIT into things all the time…

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  5. Perfect .. great double take on Work of Art. Thanks for the idea 😉 I wasn’t sure what to do and thought id wait and see what appeared. Great photo, great in B&W!

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    1. Wow, do you imply that I actually inspired you? That’s great 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your response — must check back if I haven’t missed it already 😮

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  6. Absolutely perfect! I love how there are only him and his work amid all the square tiles.And the Black & White photography really suits this picture.
    It is so rare to capture a moment like this with the decor being as it is here.As you implied,your photo is a work of art in its own rights. 🙂

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    1. Oh, thank you, I really appreciate your appreciative comment 😉 I was just lucky to get this shot, so not much art on my part was involved really. I could photograph this artist for much longer, but I only took two shots because I felt awkward disturbing him at work…

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  7. Aha. Let us not disturb him. He is drawing his next masterpiece. And you have shared your masterpiece photo with us. Do visit my blogs also and let me know your how did you like them. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I checked out your response to the challenge and it’s intriguing — as are your other photos! Intriguing in a good way, though 🙂 Keep it coming!

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