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An overly self-indulgent self partrait of the artist.

Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Sony/Carl Zeiss 16-80 @ 16mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Billy Nomates throws a party
Username:davey_griffo davey_griffo
Uploaded:15 Mar 2009 - 12:38 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Humour / fun, Portraits / people
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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 12:41 PM

Great fun.. love it!

Jon

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Geraint
Geraint  7715 forum posts Wales34 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 12:46 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This type of shot can often fall flat on its face, as there's nothing really there to engage the viewer apart from seeing the same person just in different locations in the frame. This, however, is very well done, as you are interacting with 'each other' in believable ways! This actually looks like a typical scene in a party in somone's living room. I love the humour of it all, especially the 'builder's bum', and the look of helplessness of you in the middle. The selection of tshirts is also well-thought out: I really like the way Homer seems to reflect the pose and expression of you in the middle, and the "It's His Round" slogan is suitably tragic for the poor guy drinking by himself in the background. I think this is excellent, and well done for putting so much thought into it and executing it so effectively!
Geraint

Last Modified By Geraint at 15 Mar 2009 - 12:46 PM

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SteveNZ
SteveNZ  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 12:47 PM

Brilliant!
How long did this take you from inception to finished image?

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maratsuikka
15 Mar 2009 - 1:01 PM

is this manipulated...........................................................lol

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davey_griffo
15 Mar 2009 - 1:18 PM

Geraint - thanks for the constructive comments. I tried to make it look like I was interacting with the other members in the picture, & no party's complete without a heated debate. The expression was meant to be as you describe, so I guess it worked. The t-shrts, although you can't see all of the fronts, all had a beer theme to them.

Hellion - Once I'd had the idea, it only took a couple of hours to shoot & put together. I was surprised at how quickly it all came together.

Maratsuikka - No. I'm one of a set of septuplets. This was taken at our annual get-together!! : )

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t_downes
t_downes e2 Member 5260 forum postst_downes vcard United Kingdom
15 Mar 2009 - 2:41 PM

Good work.........Tony

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IanCaldwell
15 Mar 2009 - 4:39 PM

Clever.like it...................Ian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7329 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom885 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 5:11 PM

Best laugh I've had this afternoon, thank you! A great way to introduce yourself to the site - welcome to a world of insanity that you are clearly well suited to. This is clever and well thought out, as well as being very funny.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 5:30 PM

Hilarious, adventurous and brilliantly executed. Welcome aboard!
Bill

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 6:09 PM

Very cleverly done. Welcome to the site.
Colin

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lurksalot
lurksalot  7332 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2009 - 8:06 PM

Very good , it is good fun , if there was one element of critique I could offer ...............










The curtains clash a bit with the wallpaper Smile

Kev

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Andrew_Hurley
16 Mar 2009 - 7:06 PM

Oh aye Dave, i can see your bum cleavage, you work in Finance not the bloody building trade! Who do you think you are Simon! He's always flashing his arse at people, he'll get arrested one day!

Welcome to ePHOTOzine, the best photo sharing website in the World. I'm sorry Flickr ePHOTOzine.com is King and it's British!

This is absolutely superb and no it's not over-indulgent. You could do a whole series of images like this one, a book even, an exhibition!

I have to say you really do have a superb t-shirt collection, Primark really is the number 1 shop for printed t-shirts, I buy all my underpants from there (and socks!). A superb effort and a very nice hessian carpet if you don't mind me saying. Just cover up next time!!!!

Andrew.

On ePHOTOzine, as the latest uploads appear in the main gallery as soon as you upload a photo, within 10 minutes you could quite easily receive 10 votes and half a dozen comments virtually instantly, Flickr just doesn't compare!

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davey_griffo
16 Mar 2009 - 9:21 PM

Thanks to all for taking the time to comment, & vote. I'm honoured & humbled by your kind interest.

Andrew, as I told you on Flickr, from where you cut & pasted these comments you cheat, I shop at Asda. You get a better class of beer related t-shirt from George!!

And Kev, my nan always said green went with anything. Just look at plants!!

Dave.

Last Modified By davey_griffo at 16 Mar 2009 - 9:24 PM

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whiteswan01
20 Mar 2009 - 11:50 AM

excellent i see builders bum lol well done
Dawn

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jenmasonphty
22 Mar 2009 - 9:41 AM

Absolutely brilliant!

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
22 Mar 2009 - 9:57 AM

Great shot made me laugh. I'm not sure I like `Homer Simpson' breaking the fourth wall but I suppose that, in character, he's interacting with the photographer, rather than the viewer.

Welcome to ePhotozine! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

(And honoured to be *click* number 30. Congratulations on the Readers' Choice!)

Last Modified By DRicherby at 22 Mar 2009 - 10:07 AM

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davey_griffo
22 Mar 2009 - 10:21 AM

Thanks again for your kind comments...and votes!! I got an award!! I'm all exited now!!

Dave, I've been wracking me brains, & tripping back & forth to me photo. Can't work out what you mean by breaking the fourth wall. Please put me out of my misery.

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photophantom
22 Mar 2009 - 11:05 AM

This is absolutely great Dave. Well done
Dennis

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User_Removed
29 Mar 2009 - 10:14 AM

lol This is class. Nicely done Dave.

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Diana
Diana  72011 forum posts Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Apr 2009 - 4:05 PM

excellent, best of these I have seen to date

Diana

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2009 - 1:05 PM

Fantastic.......

Linda

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Neeka
Neeka  4 Wales
30 May 2009 - 10:32 PM

LOL!!! This is absolutely hilarious....and as a woman....yeah...I noticed the green curtains and the blue wallpaper...and the builders bum....
Thanks for the laugh!!!!
~Necia~

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davey_griffo
31 May 2009 - 9:54 AM

Everyones a critic. Whats up with my curtains & wallpaper? I thought they went quite nicely together. So I'm not Laurence LLewellyn-Bowen!!

: )

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JdeNLucas
JdeNLucas  53 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2009 - 10:06 AM

Great idea and I reckon it deserved the award...mmm and those curtain!

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2009 - 1:27 PM

highly entertaining, really love the characters and storylines they are portraying, superbly done and very believable

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 813402 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jun 2009 - 1:30 PM

nice builder's bum.... LOL

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davey_griffo
6 Jun 2009 - 1:06 PM

All anyone comments on is my curtains & my bum!! LOL.

Glad it's my bum you like & my curtains you hate, rather than the other way 'round. I can always change the curtains, but my bum's here to stay.

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Neeka
Neeka  4 Wales
6 Jun 2009 - 1:49 PM


Quote: Glad it's my bum you like & my curtains you hate, rather than the other way 'round. I can always change the curtains, but my bum's here to stay.

ROFLOL!!! True!

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x_posure
x_posure  5 Australia
7 Jun 2009 - 6:04 AM

I love your photos they are so full of fun.
Great work

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redshank
redshank  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2009 - 9:28 PM

Terrific, and very clever

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jocneilson
7 Jun 2009 - 10:55 PM

absolutely superbly done. gets me yours JOC..

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 943 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
8 Jun 2009 - 7:43 AM


Quote: This type of shot can often fall flat on its face, as there's nothing really there to engage the viewer apart from seeing the same person just in different locations in the frame. This, however, is very well done, as you are interacting with 'each other' in believable ways! This actually looks like a typical scene in a party in somone's living room. I love the humour of it all, especially the 'builder's bum', and the look of helplessness of you in the middle. The selection of tshirts is also well-thought out: I really like the way Homer seems to reflect the pose and expression of you in the middle, and the "It's His Round" slogan is suitably tragic for the poor guy drinking by himself in the background. I think this is excellent, and well done for putting so much thought into it and executing it so effectively!
Geraint

I agree whole heartedly with this constructive comment. Very well thought out and very clever
Jenni

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Steinmachine
11 Jun 2009 - 1:36 PM

Love it well thought out and executed

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peterellison
2 Sep 2009 - 4:16 PM

Hello David,

Andrew Hurley voted for one of my pictures and said to give you a call. I like this one the most. It must have been hard to get each figure in clean.

Great pics!

Peter

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davey_griffo
20 Oct 2009 - 1:11 PM

Thanks for your kind comments & votes. This was my first post, & remains my most successful to date. Much appreciated.

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Sean_Dillon
6 Jan 2010 - 1:27 PM

Haha this is the best one of these types of photos ive seen - excellant!

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Andrew_Hurley
30 May 2010 - 2:04 AM

60 votes at long last, a very successful photo indeed!!!

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osie
osie  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2010 - 5:31 PM

Yeah I like this very well thought out...a good story...Excelento...!!! Smile

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Paree
Paree e2 Member 9594 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2011 - 3:26 PM

clever stuff

excellent title

paree

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Admiral_Frost

This is fantastic ! having just uploaded a shot i was posted a link to your page it has inspired me to do better !!

Thanks dave

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