Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Back street -

"Man on an Empty Street"
digitally manipulated photograph by Mick Mather
- original photograph by hpy -

Shortly after seeing hpy's photograph of a car-lined village street I became fascinated with the single individual down the block. In her post, the fact that so many cars impeded the charm of this backstreet view was quite an issue. Through the magic of cropping and a bit of repainting I was able to create a different mood than what was originally captured and at least the cars are gone. Thanks so much, Hélène, for permission to use this one. :)

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9 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

This has a very secretive feel to it. The hands in the pockets, head down...dark and shaddowy.
I wonder what he's up to on the backstreet...

7:25 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
As I recall, hpy said that this man was not very friendly and seemed to be unhappy about something. I wonder what he was up to as well.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

this has a lot of soul to it..
a lost soul.

8:41 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

Thanks Mick for transforming my photo into something else, something mysterious, maybe the start of a thriller.

10:14 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

I just wrote about your work on my blog - maybe you'll receive some visits and comments in French.

11:22 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

Oh, this is so James Dean! I just love this and I want to walk with him to the darker end of that street, till the dead end reaches us!

Great work, Mick!!!!

12:07 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

janice:
As you've recognized, there's something about this piece ... it spoke to me right away when I saw hpy's original photograph.

hpy:
Thanks again to you, Hélène! This was a lot of fun for me to work on and now your idea of a mystery thriller? I wonder what our resident filmmaker, Susu, has to say about that! :D

Thanks for the mention on your blog, too! :)

susupetal:
Well, there you have it then! Hpy mentions a mystery, perhaps the start of a thriller, and along comes James Dean! How do we turn this into one of your marvelous, short films?

6:23 AM  
Blogger hpy said...

I'm confident that Susu can make a video about it!

6:58 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

hpy:
So am I! :D

5:35 AM  

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