Tag Archives: people looking at art

November 23 2014

Observing the observer. One more in the series of people looking at art, one that I really like. Very little post processing on this one.

People looking at art [3]

People looking at art [3]

One of the things I am drawn to is reflections. Other ways of seeing. This was taken in Copenhagen. I waited for a cyclist to pass to frame into the composition.

Trying to see what can be seen and how to see it

Trying to see what can be seen and how to see it

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November 22 2014

The best camera you have is the one with you and these days it is always the iPhone. If it is lashing rain and you have to pop out to get milk, you would never think of taking a big DSLR with you, but you would not leave the house without your iPhone. And when you are sheltering under an umbrella battling with the wind and before you an image emerges, then you are in luck that you brought your camera with you.

This iPhone image is an example of this. Late one evening in Copenhagen, with the rain bucketing down, I had to get out to get some food to make dinner. As I was returning from the shop I saw this father struggling with his little boy in the rain. Having a little boy myself, a little boy who on occasion has stopped dead in his tracks in torrential rain and point blank refused to move even a step further, I empathised with this man and his little boy. But empathy passes and instinct kicks in and shutters click to capture the moment.




Here is another from the little series of images of people looking at art. The response to yesterday’s post was great. Thanks to all. It is a little disjointed, having a blog where I write about my posts to Flickr. It results in most of the feedback taking place on Flickr. But that’s fine. Thanks again.


People looking at art [2]

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People looking at art

There Is No Abstract Artinsect-a-sideconfront02confrontationsfototentoonstelling~ walking around at the museum ~
always read the fine printDroste-effectLee Miller by Man ray at the NPGCandid SquareOde to Psychesummer solstice
Rainy Sunday Afternoon (B&W)Huis Marseille; Photo Museum AmsterdamGestalttableausound & visionDominic Nahr...

looking at art, a gallery on Flickr.

When Flickr first introduced galleries, I began to curate. Naturally, blur became prominent, but the ones I keep returning to are photographs of people looking at art. I have ten galleries of these.
What is it about images like these that appeals to me? I like the moment of quietness, of contemplation, of trying to see what can be seen.
Hope you like them too.

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