Poster in a Truro shop window; 25 April 2007.

I don’t usually take photos of other people’s photos, pictures or graffiti – although I do like good graffiti / street art very much ->>> I am, after all, a resident of Banksy’s hometown. 

Its not so much that photographing others’ images feels like theft or plagiarising, its more that I prefer to concoct my own images.   Having someone else’s image as a part of a composition is ok – see this example –  but making someone else’s image the principal subject or all of one of mine just isn’t really me.

But this picture struck me – the pose and vacant gaze on the right and the gawping, mindless expression on the left.  Whoever took this picture deserves abundant applause!

And what should we all do?  Well, of course, like sheep, we should all mindlessly follow whatever fashion chooses to dictate ….  but that bus is overcrowded >>> anyone for the Individuality Special???

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Technique: Nikon F6 with 24m-85m Nikkor lens; Fuji Sensia 400 colour slide film rated at 800 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

12 Responses to ARCHIVE 597 – POSTER

  1. Meanderer says:

    Could be interesting if a load of us cram onto the Individuality Special, ha, ha! The photo, for me, has a certain 1970s/80s vibe to it 🙂


  2. Sonali Dalal says:

    This has intensity.


  3. Following that fashion, I think, would be a mistake. That head gear just does not say BUD. 😂
    The underarm lighting is cool though. 😉 I can see how this photo could grab you.
    ❤️ XXXATPXXX ❤️


  4. I’ll take a one way ticket on the Individuality Special please… 🙂


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