Lost In A Good Book – Homage to Michael Seidman
Image by an untrained eye
March 29th, 2008 – London, England
I’ll be honest up front and say I’m not generally a huge fan of photoshop manipulation, or at least not of the kind that is excessively noticeable. But there are one or two people out there on Flickr who knock me out time and time again and make me wonder whether my prejudice is ever so slightly misplaced. One of them is Michael Seidman, one of a handful of Flickrites whose stream I actively sought out when I returned after my two year absence, so much had it impressed me during my first stay here. His work is always interesting, and some of the pieces on his stream are, to my mind, masterpieces (his New York Sketchbook sets are a great place to start).
As soon as I saw this picture of a girl in pastel pink, lost in a similarly pink-covered romantic novel, I felt it had something of the Seidman feel to it, and though I have none of his mastery or his subtlety (nor, I now know, the patience to work at a manipulation for very long), this is my humble homage to him.
For the full painting-like effect, try on black.
To my great pleasure, this image was featured over on the Londonist website on March 3rd, 2009.
Are you listening to me? Did you hear what I just said?
Image by Ed Yourdon
Rome visit, June 2008 – 82
Note: this photo was published in a Mar 24, 2010 blog titled "How To Break Free Of Marital Gridlock." And it was published in a Jun 9, 2010 blog titled "Do Women Make Better Environmentalists Than Men?" It was also published in an undated (Sep 2010) blog titled "Como mantener el deseo sexual."
I’ve also discovered that, notwithstanding the fact that this photo was definitely taken in the city of Rome, it was published in a Jun 29, 2010 blog titled "Romantic Paris: Where to go and what to do in the city of love." And it was published in a Nov 20, 2010 blog titled "