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01 March 2009

March theme day: glass


It's theme day again! March's theme day is glass, and there are already lots of cool photos on the CDP blogs worldwide! (See link at the end of this post.)

As for me, I decided to do an homage to my favorite photographer and one of my biggest inspirations, Andre Kertesz. He did a photo of the artist Mondrian's glasses and tobacco pipe in 1926 that is quite famous and quite magnificent in my opinion. You can view Kertesz's beautiful photo here: http://www.pbase.com/omoses/image/61191419

My humble attempt is a pale imitation, using some old eyeglasses of Pat's that haven't seen the light of day for years, a wonderful hand-thrown bowl by my artist friend Mark Wong, and a cheap pipe that was a gag gift from Pat's brother. It was actually pretty difficult to set this shot up, but even though I was cursing myself for taking on such a challenging task, I was actually having fun. I just hope Mr. Kertesz isn't spinning in his grave right now!

If you would like to see more theme day posts, click here to view thumbnails for all participants

11 comments:

Lois said...

You did a great job Tamera! I love the idea behind this photo.

Bohol Today said...

I love the classic look of this post.

Babooshka said...

Not a humble attempt at all. Actually a really good photo and homage.

Fio said...

Absolutely perfect composition!
Very clever choice for today ;)

Greetings :)

Anonymous said...

That's a great shot!

Jilly said...

Oh brilliant. Well done. That's a great homage and don't sell yourself short - a super photograph. Love that you did this for today. Congratulations.

Clueless in boston said...

Very nice homage and contribution to theme day. I posted an eyeglass store for theme day. Happy theme day.

rob said...

I love the photo of the Master! Great choice, the homage is a success!

Juergen Kuehn said...

A fine art still!(not only for smoker)

J.C. said...

Brilliant shot! I don't think Mr. Andre Kertesz would be disappointed with your imitation! In my opionion, it turned out beautifully!

You are the only person who associated the theme of 'glass' with reading glasses!! How come that never crossed my mind! It's amazing how everyone inteprets the theme differently!

Happy Theme Day!

Saretta said...

That's a nice black and white shot and you were very creative about the theme!