Shadow Shot Sunday #161
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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.
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Greetings from little bit rainy Helsinki but it's really, I mean really, green here!
Have a good weekend!
And the shadow is intriguing too.
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Love also the music recommendation, Pixies is one of my favorites
Interesting subject you have this week!
Surely the rule is for no FLASH photography - if not, it should be. An Iphone is perfectly discreet!
The collages are beautiful, too. Well done.
Kay, Alberta, Canada
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The photo itself is very surreal.
Love it! Glad you broke the rule.
and it is an amazing photo of a wonderful shadow
AND ... My younger son came springing into the room after 5 seconds of that video: "MOM? YOU'RE listening to Pixies?!?" It turns out they're one of his favorites, and he proceeded to tell me all about them. So thanks for that connection too!
Love the shadow as well!
have a wonderful week ahead!
I often wonder what the whole point of no photography in cases like this when the images that folks take would promote the event more than anything else. Now i know about this because of your dared to bend the rules!!
I see it as free marketing.
And the fact that you had a partner in crime aiding you .. or egging you on ? LOL is PERFECT ! Well done YOU!
Love the shadow even more because of this gentleman .. yes .. positively connected by what ever means .. it is surreal and so very special : )
I would have loved to see the expression on both of your faces as this went on ! LOL
And huge thank you for including my shadow shot from last week! Love the sense of mystery in the final collage! All the photos blend so well!
Have a great weekend!
But - just to make you feel better - in all fairness, you didn't actually photograph the exhibit. You just photographed a shadow of the exhibit. So I'm pretty sure that you're off all potential hooks :)
Have a great week!
Hope you are well and that life in Brisy is going smoothly! This exhibition sound pretty fab - I'm very tempted to pop up for a squiz! Unfortunately, I've just finished my holiday though darn it all! Oh well! XOXO's
A fine story, not to forget your helper ;-)
I did not know Dixies, and may admit, that the music is a little to wild for me, but I'll try visiting YouTube and find other numbers!
I love Man Ray's photos. It sounds like a great exhibition. I have noticed moar and more laces are allowing photos inside, as long as you don't use the flash.
A moment in time, but so precious!
Love the shots behind the story.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!