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By Origami_Owl      
Trying a triple shot to show the different sides of the potter and his work.

Tags: Portraits and people

Voters: ljesmith, KatieR, answersonapostcard and 7 more

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ljesmith 18 1.1k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 1:17AM
Not sure about the idea of all together, but I love the straight pose.
KatieR 18 6.2k 6
24 Jun 2005 1:30AM
On the other hand, I like the three together - it shows the process. Good use of b&w for the docu style.
He's a bit serious in the last one, though, isn't he - was it a duff pot?
KatieR 18 6.2k 6
24 Jun 2005 1:31AM
But Luke's right that it also stands well on its own! Interesting to see the mod.
24 Jun 2005 1:37AM
Like it as a montage and each one would look good on their own. K.
Origami_Owl 19 786
24 Jun 2005 1:57AM
Thanks for the comments Katie, Luke and K. Glad you like it.

Luke - you're right, I should have had more conviction with that straight on portrait, a part of me worried it wasn't enough on its own so I coupled it with two working shots. Thanks for the nudge to show it in its own right.

pfheyes 18 254 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 3:40AM
Works very well indeed.

akh Plus
18 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 3:59AM
Personally think that all three shots would stand alone as interesting images. Have to agre with Katie in that he does look rather serious in the larger picture.
Origami_Owl 19 786
24 Jun 2005 4:02AM
Thanks Tony and Pete. Yes, I enjoyed Katie's comment - 'was it a duff pot?' ! hehe, no it was rock solid, and he's a very chirpy guy, I just wanted a no messing portrait which shows his artwork in context of his studio. Something to think about, but I wouldn't want an overly happy one either for this style of portrait.

trahern 19 863 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2005 4:07AM
I think for a piece of advertising (a brochure or whatever) it works well but he's not a happy sole and while you can get away with it in the pictures where he is concentrating a degree of warmth in the straight shot would be good IMHO.
Origami_Owl 19 786
24 Jun 2005 4:20AM
Right! I'll remember to take my tickle stick next time then!

Thanks for the comment Andrew, it's very interesting hearing opinion on this smile issue as it's so important to the look of the pic.

firzhugh 17 13 New Zealand
24 Jun 2005 7:32AM
very nice work, like the montage - the light, composition and tones are great in all shots
30 Jun 2005 5:20AM
I love this - the shots all work really well in b&w - as does presenting the three together. Well done, Laing.

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