Tuesday, December 26, 2006

The picture within the picture

Pike Street
Chinatown
Manhattan


A friend and fellow photographer with a far more discerning and disciplined eye than mine suggested I look at the photo in the preceding post in a different way.
My friend -- who also is my mentor -- spotted within my composition a more compelling one that suggests a sumi-e, or Japanese brush painting.
And so here it is, with my deepest thanks to Bill.

10 comments:

Brotha Buck said...

you know, I thought the same thing when I saw that. Also saw those ink spots used by psychologists.

Happy New Year

Michael said...

Hi BB,

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I wish you and yours the very, very best for 2007!

I'm learning that being able to see things within things takes a heck of a lot of discipline (which I'm trying to develop) and the casting away of preconceived notions (ditto), things that artists like you and my Friend Bill have already discovered.

getzapped said...

I love both photos, but I must say, this takes it a step further. I think it's fabulous. How nice to have your friend bring a new dimension to your work! Nice images you have on this blog.

Michael said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, getzapped! And thanks for your kind comments! I recognise you from Britha Buck's blog. I wish I had that man's talent!
All the best to you in 2007 and beyond ...

Michael said...

Ooops ... Make that BrOtha Buck.

YourFireAnt said...

Indeed. It's there. And it's there. Like end poems.

FA

a stranger said...

even better!

Michael said...

:)

Kitty said...

Isn't photography fun? I was attracted to doing it early in life, but then got busy with other things and only this past year have found myself getting back to it.

Perspective, tone, hue ... it's all to play with. :)

Michael said...

Hi Kitty,

Yes, photography is such a wonderful means of self-expression, especially when words fail. I hope you are enjoying your return to it.
All the best for 2007 and beyond!