Saturday, January 20, 2007

Avenue des Gobelins

NEW HOPE

6 comments:

my15minutes said...

Now THAT is a statement! Feminism, repression, vulnerability... someone could use that photo as an icon for a cause! Where on earth did you find this shot?

Sandie said...

Interesting! It has a lot to say, but it is all what the viewer brings to it.

Jess logic said...

Ah yes, I've been there a few times. I'll admit though, however they're arranged, I always find them rather freaky.

jeff said...

As Jess knows this was shot in New Hope, outside a shop called Love Saves the Day. They don't let you take pictures in the store, but if they did I would have an endless supply of material. I have photographed this ever changing arrangement a number of times. It has always reminded me of a series of Photographs by Atget called Avenue des Gobelins. Atget's has always been interesting to me because of his use of light and reflection and prolonged exposure typically blurring subjects. Apparently he worked with antiquated materials, even for his time...large format camera and glass plate negatives. I'd love to work with these materials if I had the time.

my15minutes said...

What the hell do they sell at a shop called Love Save the Day? :-) Especially given that they don't allow photographs!

I've never heard of Atget, but I'll look him up. My photographic knowlege starts and stops with Ansel Adams. I really should study the masters of photography more.

jeff said...

I guess I should explain. It is not some kind of seedy masochism shop or anything. I am not sure why they don't let you take pictures in there...It is just a store filled with vintage collectables. Lots of better than thrift store clothes, costumes, hats, more manequins, and fun nostalga like a 10 ft Millenium Falcon, and original Beatles dolls, etc. ;)