Friday, May 18, 2012

Insight

Theater Mask, Riviera Theater, King Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




A close-up of this beautiful mask on the side of the Riviera Theater, two stories above street level, shows details not seen from cars and pedestrians passing below. Often it is the task of the photographer (or writer, or actor, or sculptor, etc.) to show an aspect of the world around us not commonly seen. The textures of this sculpture reveal how much skill went into the making of this mask. And this in turn gives me insight into the work involved in the making of many things I pass each day. If beauty is in the details, then there is much beauty to be admired in the world. We simply have to take time to notice.


10 comments:

  1. This is a magnificent composition Doug... seeing only half of the mask is complete by itself... i love the texture of the carving....peter:)

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  2. Beautiful photo, full of details.
    Excellent annotation under the picture and completely agree with you.

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  3. So true ... the photography I like the best is the stuff that shows me something ordinary in an extraordinary way. Like this does!

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  4. joli détail aux couleurs chaudes.

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  5. It's usually the devil that's in the detail - but you got it absolutely right Doug

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  6. excellent framing that turns this into an abstract

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  7. Well said Doug--the task indeed of the photographer, writer, actor, artist, sculptor is to show the world the unseen...sometimes the unseen right before their very eyes. Love this extraction--fantastic!

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  8. Wonderful detail in a great composition. Great work to my eyes!
    Have a nice day.

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  9. this is quite spectacular, doug! what an eye for form, shape and detail!

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