from the rear

August 19, 2012

There’s something about seeing the rear of figures in a composition that is very satisfying. It helps me relate foreground to background. I like the simple postures, the lack of having to interact with facial expression and the sense of the unknown – people caught in their own world. Is it wrong to make use of the human race in this way?

Bits of machinery start to enter into the shots – side views and front views now. The backside of the VW van was no contest against the frontage . . .

A lone black backed gull surveys the shallows at low tide. that’s enough!

To flee from memory
Had we the Wings
Many would fly
Inured to slower things
Birds with dismay
Would scan the mighty van
Of men escaping
From the mind of man. Emily Dickinson  To Flee from Memory

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