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Here's my Shadow Shot Sunday #161
This shadow shot was taken at the Surrealism: Poetry of Dreams exhibition at GoMA during the week. Photography wasn't permitted in the gallery space for this exhibition & I tried really hard to obey that rule. I truly did. And I was doing well up until the point where I saw this big bold beautiful shadow cast on the wall from one the 'surrealist objects' on display. Damn it! My fingers started twitching. To make this less obvious to people around me I slid my hands into my coat pockets. Uh-oh. Now my right hand was snuggled up around my iphone in my right pocket and so the temptation to snap a shot just increased all the more. Double damn it! And then this very dapper looking elderly gentlemen in front of me started to indulge in a little shadow play with his walking cane, creating even more interesting images to tempt me with. Arrrgh! I slowly took the iphone out of my pocket and the gentlemen looked at me. He then looked at the iphone. He then held his cane in place, looked back at me with a smile, and remained in his pose. Willing me to take the photo. As discreetly as I possibly could I took the shot. How could I not!?! I thanked him and he simply nodded and smiled again. It was a sweetly surreal moment in time. It was special. We connected through our fondness and appreciation of shadows. And strangers positively connecting, regardless of how brief the time may be, is a good thing. It's what life is all about people. Reaching out and connecting. Of course you guys who regularly participate in SSS already know this to be true. We experience it with each other all the time. So with that being said, sometimes situations arise that have a far greater importance than following a rule. Yes?
Oh and the exhibition was brilliant by the way! The Man Ray photographs were a highlight for me, and the opportunity to see the Luis Bunuel / Salvadore Dali collaborative 1929 film Un Chien Andalou on a big screen was quite a treat!
And just for fun here is one of my fave Pixies songs which was influenced by the film Un Chien Andalou. Lead singer Frank Black was a big fan of surrealist films.