«Runner in the City»

Tobias wrote a guest post in Paula’s blog on ‘Perspective and Anti-Perspective’ and in the post he briefly mentioned Avant-Garde, which made me remember an article that I read about Avant-Garde photography in the Soviet Union.

Instead of creating a perspective/anti-perspective post, I ended up on this weird, geeky, nerdy trail that led me to the Soviet Union’s Avant-Garde photographers. (note to self: this is probably a sign that I need some good head before this is getting out of control).

«Runner in the City», inspired by Russian avant-garde photographer El LIssitzky. Photo by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com.

«Runner in the City», inspired by Russian avant-garde photographer El LIssitzky. Photo by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com.

«Runner in the City» is a photo inspired by the Soviet Union era Russian avant-garde photographer El Lissitzky.

Here’s a copy of El Lissitzky’s photo:

Runner in the City Artist: El Lissitzky (Russian, Pochinok 1890–1941 Moscow) Date: ca. 1926 Medium: Gelatin silver print

Runner in the City
Artist: El Lissitzky (Russian, Pochinok 1890–1941 Moscow)
Date: ca. 1926
Medium: Gelatin silver print

Visit the Metropolitian Museum to see the original photo, alternatively check out their website:
http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/265543

Read Tobias’ post in Paula’s blog and check out her interpretation here:

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33 thoughts on “«Runner in the City»

  1. 🙂 One of the coolest posts by Cardinal Guzman 😀 Hope you’ll visit Tobias’s and my post to hear what you think.

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  3. This is fantastic!! Love the nerdy trail and the photograph is wonderfully strong and memorable. Will check out the links at some point, but wanted to say how much I really enjoyed this!!

  4. I’m kind of hoping you don’t get any head anytime soon because I love what you’ve created in it’s absence. But that is selfish of me I know 😉

    • Thank you Ben. I might do some more experiments with this techique. It was a lot of layers in the end, so the ‘group layers’ function was a helpful tool.

  5. Interesting. I will think about this (I am currently trying my hand at lines, too, but employ a different approach). All I can say for now is that I like your picture better than the ‘original’. Kudos!

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