…those who escape…

I’m working on some new portrait projects this weekend. Here’s a self-portrait/composite image that I made on Thursday.

...those who escape...

…those who escape…

Five Photos / Five Stories – Black & White Challenge:
This is a long exposure combined with the teeth from a skull that I photographed at a museum, plus some random this & that effects. I’m probably offline when this is posted (it’s a scheduled post), but I’ll be back after the weekend. It’s easier to focus and think creatively without electronic devices that are beeping, buzzing, desperately seeking attention and acting out like your friend did at that party when he was on a mixture of amphetamine, ecstasy & booze… (True story. You know who you are. No names mentioned).

“those who escape hell
however
never talk about
it
and nothing much
bothers them
after
that.”
― Charles Bukowski

  • Miz Rocket challenged me to a five photos / five stories black and white challenge. This has been the third out of five posts.
  • These are the rules of this challenge:
    1) To post a black & white photo every day for 5 days.
    2) To write a story to accompany your photo for 5 days (this can be fiction or non-fiction, a page, a paragraph or a poem).
    3) To nominate a different person each day.

I’m not a big fan of rules, so instead of nominating someone I commandeth thy to visit Andy’s Dark Side: andytownend.com/2015/06/11/dark-side-thursday-four/

This post is dedicated to Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015). 

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47 thoughts on “…those who escape…

  1. Thank you for this entry…
    …the cool portrait , first of all; then the quote, incredibly true and realistic , and then the dedication to Christopher Lee , make this post unique and beautiful!

  2. A lovely work of art, and a touching dedication too. It looks menacing, sort of giving me the “you better watch out” vibe. Well done with all the effects, it all looks natural to the eye to me. Amazing the museum let you photograph their collection.

    Always great to get away from buzzing and beeping technology. People can wait.

    • It’s cool that they let you photograph there. I can’t actually remember if they let you, or if I just did it anyway, but I should go back there and take some more photos of that skull from different positions. It’s behind a glass, so reflections is a problem…

      • Good luck with taking shots of the skull again if you go back. I’m sure you have some skills and tricks up your sleeve…have a good week.

  3. Very moody self-portrait, and I like the foreshortening you’ve relied on with the lens positioned high in order to broaden your forehead and narrow your chin.

    • Good, good, I love to haunt people! 😀
      The weekend was interesting, fun, exhausting and fantastic. So much better than hanging around at home. Clubs, night life, photography, sleep, models, partying, bars, long days of shooting and long nights of everything else.
      I’m still recovering.

  4. The details are uncanny! Errr, sorry, kinda like a reptile skin, eh? The eyes got me … looks real real awesome … esp. the detailed moisture on the sides. Extra Cool Art!

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