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Bits and Bobs

By Nick_w      
I hope this looks OK on here, it may get lost in the thumbs !!. Its a rework of an old image , one which I didn't do justice to at the time .. a couple of years on, new processing techniques this is how I envisaged it at the time.

I have always enjoyed quality still life's, after seeing years ago the work of Bob Carlos Clarke in one of the photo magazines. Whilst most will associate him with his stark erotic nudes, I was equally drawn to his still lifes, he produced from finds along the banks of the Thames. I still rate Bob Carlos Clarke as one of the photographers I most admire, a dark twisted genius, sadly no longer with us.
I found this old box / container, far from pristine - perfect. Into it with the help of Janet (Chase) I added finds from Grosmonts breaking yard, what I love is the textures it has produced.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Black and white Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Grosmont Nymr

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DonSchaeffer 11 15 United States
27 Jan 2013 12:29AM
Beautifully finished black and white.

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27 Jan 2013 12:46AM
Great!
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
27 Jan 2013 8:06AM
I remember it well ! Wink
Nice gritty mono Nick,lots to see & loadsa textures....not a light bulb in sight either Wink
LesF Plus
9 182 9
27 Jan 2013 8:57AM
It needs a light bulb Nick.

That stylist on the day was a right fussy so and so, every time you tweaked it she told you off, wouldn't hire her again, mind you it was cheap labour, hear she is into styling prams, teddies and building blocks nowadays, bit of a come down from those big train toys, but I suppose times are hard.


LesF
mrswoolybill Plus
9 839 1369 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 9:50AM
Textures very satisfying. What really makes it work for me is the random double-width niches.
widtink Plus
3 406 2 Scotland
27 Jan 2013 10:05AM
Brilliant stuff Nick all those textures are superb i just love the grittiness of this fantastic pp

Rod
JackAllTog Plus
6 4.3k 58 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 10:06AM
A super photo and a texture and presentaion that make you want to reach out and touch the items - super.
SlowSong Plus
7 5.8k 29 England
27 Jan 2013 10:33AM
Quite nostalgic for me. It reminds me of my dad's shed. He had shelves like these with all sorts of interesting bits in each cubby hole.
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derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 1:51PM
Beautifully toned and detailed Nick.
I went to a Bob Carlos Clarke exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, California back in the early 90's. The images (mainly nudes) were sensational.
Derek
27 Jan 2013 2:25PM
A fine bit of re-working, Nick, really brings out the tones and textures Wink
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
8 342 22 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 6:21PM
What a feast for the eyes SmileSmile So many fascinating items in the "little boxes"
Love the grainy feel to it SmileSmile
Helen
Nick_w Plus
8 4.2k 99 England
28 Jan 2013 12:07AM
Thanks everyone

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