Sunday, 14 June 2009

selling desires

Nikon D80 | 1/200 seconds | f 5.3 | ISO 200 | 60 mm
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What I found at Street Delivery? People that want to escape. From what or where? Nothing or anything or everything… anywhere. Or maybe just from the concrete walls. It’s one of my favorites shots and it made me remember a text a friend of mine wrote. Maybe you won’t find the connections in the first place, but… sleep on it.

Here it goes…

“Why should we lay on the grass?
I forgot. I’m forgetting. I’m fighting not to forget… the smell of grass. No, I meant the smells of grass, for there are different kinds. The smell of thirsty grass, thirsty and blunted by the cruel sun and by the rockers spiked boots. A pungent, ancient like the furniture in grandma’s house, smell.

The smell of fresh rained on grass or, even more intense, of dew. Delight, slumber, flight, swimming, a woman’s body or anything else that a relaxed mind can draw up. Powerful like a “Paco Rabane” on a seeking male body. Protective, like a wreath of chestnut tree in plain summer or like grandma’s rough hand caressing the child’s skin. Tasty like a peach… Bashful like a schoolgirl… Sweet just like the breast of your first love and bitter like a fight with your mother.

The smell of wet grass opens the gates of imagination, of freedom… Freedom has such a strong resonance… Imagination has no boundaries. Sensations, tastes, colors, memories, wrap around a tiny, stray, soul, with once precise direction, and though, without no goal.
Did I answer the question? Why should we lay on the grass? Aren’t you convinced yet? Go to the first park and make a first step. Doesn’t work? Then run for Sighisoara or London. It’s worth-while!”

p.s. thank you Bogdan for your lovely personal thought that you found proper to share with your friend.

38 comments:

Ángel Corrochano said...

Genial el detalle del reflejo en el espejo.

Saludos

Ken said...

Love this image of the street event. Selling shoes and the mirrored reflection. Color is just right.

dj.tigersprout said...

amazing!!! what a mood, what a moment -- amazing light and color!! brilliance -- 5 stars!!

Mindy | f-stopMarin said...

Compelling layering. The inside-outside thing is really engaging here.

Ulrich said...

This is very good, you well captured her expression.

yz said...

that's a really interesting shot with the mirrored image looking at the blond girl
cool

Olivier Jules said...

q great capture

callemie said...

true live in a picture
great shot!!!!!

k@ said...

Beautiful colors and emotions in this bending sensuous girl - and lovely grass words ~ brings sun, thanks*

J. L. T. said...

wonder-ful atmosphere and sensible scene. love how the views are going - inside and outside. have a nice week!

Tudor said...

What an arousing title Romina. Goes well with the blond's position and her yummy lips. Excellent composition, one of your best by far.

romina said...

oh Tudor! i didn't know you so.. up coming :)) you've surprised me i must admit.
besides arousing at my pictures.. how are you? :))

Mirko Herzner said...

Great colors and composition in this one. Very good!

Andrew Gould said...

A really striking image. It all fits together so well.

bluechameleon said...

Incredible image. There is much emotion here as she looks down. The movement in her hair is emotive as the woman in the mirror looks on. Love the words that go with this image. Thank you :)

Santiago Bedoya said...

Really interesting picture. It makes me think that the reflected girl is someone dreamed by the other girl rather than a real woman.

Ajay Singh said...

Shot with million thoughts. And amazing text with such close relationship with a part of nature.

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Mario said...

Beautiful light and mood here.
Mmmm...Summer.
Nice one :-)

akarui said...

Well seen. I love the association you made by including the woman reflected in the mirror.

Kristian said...

Escaping concrete walls to these colors for just a moment would suit me fine. Love that soft look on her hair you captured. Looks great on the partisan background scarf.

standley said...

Beautiful and dynamic composition. I like the tones here!

Yulia said...

such a cool image!!! Could not have been caught better! great colours and subject-matter.

ruimnm said...

Very good environment created in the image.
Thanks for the comment on my blog.

Andrew Gould said...

You certainly have conveyed the reality of the scene very well here. A wonderful look into your traditional culture.

sherri said...

Interesting thoughts, interesting composition. I like the blue shoe:-)

Ivar said...

Cool shot... the reflection adds that extra touch..

Laurie said...

This is a really great street shot.

Arjan - PlasticDaisy said...

Very interesting scene! Wonder what the story behind this is!

diane Schuller said...

what a great subject for your diptych and, as usual, such interesting commentary

namaki said...

thank you for your visit !!! I lie those dolls !

freDeric said...

I love this look in the mirror, I'm a fan of your pictures

laé said...

un blog merveilleux, des photos superbes. bravo.
laé

SD (Aspherical) said...

I like how the two people in the photograph seem completely disconnected, despite being at a street festival!

fivebyfour said...

I just love this shot, such amazing composition..focus is in the perfect place. great street photography

Godo said...

Hi Romina,
Love this pic.
The overexposure works 100% and the reflection on the mirror gives to the scene an interesting reading.
Very well result
:o)

The Factory said...

Absolutely superb, I like the difference of style between the women and the way you framed them to get this result...
BRAVO!!!

RAF said...

Unde in Sighisoara?