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Keep your beak out!

By dudler
Emi1 again, from a joint shoot with a friend last week, in an abandoned and partly-fire-gutted building. Plenty of daylight!

I think these masks were popular in some circles before Covid-19: they seem terribly appropriate now. The sort of thing that plague doctors wore to ward off the miasmic transmission of the Black Death.

The more things change, the more they stay the same: I am pretty sure that many people see medical masks as magical, rather than devices that have an effect on the fluid dynamics of virus-bearing droplets of water in air...

Today's blog tells the tale of the day that I perched my camera on top of a church porch...


Tags: Mask Beak Portraits and people Emi1

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19 Jul 2020 12:00PM

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ugly Plus
12 9 57 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2020 12:04PM
Very Eye catching.
Nice treatment in mono. Well done John
19 Jul 2020 12:08PM
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2020 1:12PM
Wow, love the mask, and the shoulders look pretty good too,
4 31 1 United States
19 Jul 2020 2:16PM
Looks like a cartoon character face that needs to be painted in!
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
19 Jul 2020 2:26PM
I think I will stick to my disposable face mask!
kaybee 16 7.3k 26 Scotland
19 Jul 2020 2:44PM
I bet that would raise eyebrows in the shos.
viscostatic 14 47 8 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2020 3:05PM
This is very strange and quite frightening. I wonder if it would be allowed in Tesco.

Strange to think that similarly shaped masks have become so fashionable at the Venice festival yet they were conceived for a much more important function.

Aeros 2 12 1 Canada
19 Jul 2020 4:27PM
I became strangely engaged with this image.
Robert51 11 7 104 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2020 4:44PM
I just can't see you wearing the mask around the shops John.

Great image.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.9k 63 Norway
19 Jul 2020 4:44PM
Obligatory at certain fetish feasts...
dudler Plus
17 1.2k 1682 England
19 Jul 2020 5:41PM
So I am given to understand, Malc...
mistere Plus
7 6 3 England
19 Jul 2020 8:20PM
Captain BeakySmile Her mask or yours?
Either way, I'd avoid a peck on the cheek.
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
19 Jul 2020 8:49PM
At the time, the masks unfortunately did not have the desired effect ...
the doctors died of the plague despite the mask.
At that time, various herbs came into the beaks for disinfection

great picture

Saastad Plus
1 16 6 Norway
19 Jul 2020 9:50PM
Great shot John!

Arne Smile
20 Jul 2020 1:59AM
A darkly appropriate image and photo, John....hints of the Dark Ages (which we may be in in some here.)

20 Jul 2020 9:54AM
I have a feeling that this particular lady would be first in any pecking order.
And early enough for any worm, John.

Great stuff.


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