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When I came back from London on Monday I had a brief look through the 100 or so shots that I'd taken while I was away and reckoned that I probably had about six or seven that were worth putting up. Having had a closer look I think there are probably only three, maybe four, so this may well be the last one.

And my apologies if you've commented over the last four or five days and I haven't responded. I've been extremely busy and just haven't had as much time for chromasia as I would like.

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comment by Sharla at 08:49 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

Oh, very nice. This could easily have been a boring left/right mirror-type of shot but it isn't. That the subject and it's shadow do create the contrast, it's not immediately apparent to the eye that they are the same, but are complimentary. The arc from the spotlight prevents a shear straight shift from light to dark. Your eye for simplicity and composure win again!

comment by Alan at 09:05 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

Very nice shot although to fully appreciate it I think its best to view with the black theme. Strange how something so simple can have quite a stunning monochromatic effect ..

comment by John at 09:07 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

love it Dave, I am always drawn to your more graphic shots.

comment by justin at 09:09 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

nice shot, that needs a bit of working out. through a little mist of drink, it reminds me a woman's torso in chicken wire i saw on a bar wall somewhere nice in london just north of green park. is it the same one?

comment by Fellow Eskimo at 10:19 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

I like how it is contrasting, the ligth and the dark. And the shape is very weird for an added bonus. I have to say though, was that wire a peice of 'modern art'?

comment by miles at 11:41 PM (GMT) on 16 February, 2005

Very cool.

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comment by Jorge Lesmes at 12:18 AM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

The right one looks like a manīs face to me =)

comment by Orthodox at 08:16 AM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

great contrast and textures. it looks like a net-flower closer in the night and opened in the light of the day.

comment by Marina at 04:17 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

I must write about this photo because is wonderful.
The exaltation of ambiguity.
You're great.....our myth.

Nice to have found your website
Marina from Bologna (Italy)

comment by cameron smith at 06:33 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

i love it. that's all i can say. except... I can also say that this really messes with your eyes and your mind, trying to figure out all the different things it could be. good work.

comment by Allan at 07:03 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005


Very... "goth" ;)

comment by djn1 at 07:05 PM (GMT) on 17 February, 2005

Thanks everyone.

justin: this was on a bar wall in London, but it's a man rather than a woman, and a whole body rather than a torso.

Jorge: well spotted :-)

comment by pierre at 10:45 PM (GMT) on 21 February, 2005

very nice dave

comment by Amber at 02:08 AM (GMT) on 24 February, 2005

I'm really liking this shot. It's different, and I love different :)