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9:24 AM Posted by James Owens









10 comments:

Lady Jo said...

hello James

tu es en vacances, il fait frais on, dirait !!!
heureuse de te relire...@ plus

Jo

S. Etole said...

good to see you back again ... the little girl in motion is magical

Roxana said...

ah, this is a film here, soon you will start shooting video as well :-)
(if you get the D90, will you?)

the small, otherwise unnoticed gestures of a girl running, contrasted with the emptiness (but i use this word in the rich, positive meaning Eastern philosophies give it) of the sky. suddenly, the horizon of meaning opens itself to embrace eternity.

Anne said...

Bonnes vacances, James!
Anne

Ian said...

Wallace Stevens in there also.
Bravo.

Marion McCready said...

I like your zoning-in sequence. Reminds me of cctv footage - the last captured image of the victim before a terrible imagined crime takes place.

James Owens said...

Jo: Merci d’├¬tre venue. La photo est de mars….


Susan: Thank you. I seem (sigh) to be back only sporadically ... but I hope to catch up....


Roxana: I like photographs that capture a sense of motion, and the idea of video intrigues me ... maybe someday (maybe? ... you know I won't resist....)
Yes, this emptiness where everything is born ... that is what I want to take pictures of....


Anne: Merci, mais je n’├ętais pas en vacances … seulement silencieux…


Ian: ??? I'm intrigued....


Marion: That grainy quality was one thing I liked about the picture. What a coincidence, though ... just a couple of days ago I saw a pretty good film, Red Road, about a CCTV operator in Glasgow, with lots of the very footage you are talking about...

Marion McCready said...

I like the sound of the film, must look out for it. Apparently there are up to 14.2 million cctv cameras here in the uk - about 1 for every 14 people! It was from the Red Road flats that the 3 Russian asylum seekers leapt to their death earlier this year that I wrote the poem about.

James Owens said...

Marion: I remember the poem. Actually, falling from a window in these flats arises as a threatening possibility at one point in the film (which was released in 2006). That's a bit creepy, isn't it?

Marion McCready said...

creepy and fascinating. they're now clearing out the flats for demolition, a project has been set up to gather memories etc of residents, past and present, of the flats. weird to think of so many lives, stories in that one place.