Friday, September 25, 2009















Today's subject really liked art - she looked at it and moved back and forth and took photographs. There are so many who walk through museums as if if they were at the zoo, ready to leave the monkey house due to smell or boredom. Yesterday I posted two pictures of a woman clearly fed up - she had sat down removed her shoes and apparently refused to look at the photography exhibit.

Today's subject appreciated art - she gazed at length carefully at Munch, Picasso, Seurat, Van Gogh, among others.

I hope you enjoy the multiple views of one subject - I could have posted one or two images, but I wanted to share the process. All were shot from the hip, reasonably covertly. One of these days I will show a subject a picture on the blackberry and see if she will pose for ten minutes or so at MoMA.

Life is good. Friday.

6 comments:

Mick said...

Beautiful set ... I think I know her!

layers said...

Yes I do like the idea of one subject-- and I love the setting of the museum-- looking at art. when you follow one subject-- you start to connect in some way and you start to 'compose' the shots a bit more.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

An active participant in art viewing - a fabulous subject.

"words are flowing out like endless rain in a paper cup" remind me who said that will you John?

jgy said...

I also like seeing this one subject, and I felt just what Mick said, like I know her! Just from a quick scroll down and your quick shots from the hip. That's great how you are beginning to "know" your subjects through these glimpses and ironically in this series you have lifted a curtain on the anonymity in this story; and yet at the same time preserving her anonymity. Not a small feat, sir John. Applause from here, ok to take a bow!!:_)
And now,
I will take a closer look so I am not like one of those in the museums who just flit through...
Just kidding, it's that I want to go back to see those pinks.
Happy weekend to ya.

jgy said...

Ooh, on a slower look I see these are gorgeous! There is a quality of the dancer in her too, and the space between her and the art is 'empty' and yet energized...

Debi said...

Wasn't there another "dancer" that inspired you, long blog time ago?

I think a mix of the covert and the posed would be wonderful! Get up the nerve, John. Do it. The worst that could happen is subject would say no. I know. (And then they change to yes, sometimes.)