Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cautionary Tale

Window Display, Liquor Store, Krakow, Poland  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film. Click on image for larger view)



I found this statue in a liquor store window, an old fellow grasping a bottle of booze, c
lothes wrinkled and torn, tottering unsteadily in a drunken stooper. Hmmm... I don't know about you, but advertising like this seems to warn rather than promote.

23 comments:

  1. Wow, very interesting! Definitely a stronger statement than a Surgeon General Warning!

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  2. You beautifully photographed a rather remarkable statue, which speaks volumes.

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  3. I've never been attracted to alcohol so this wouldn't do a good job of promoting anything to me!
    Duncan In Kuantan

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  5. Ha... The Poles sure have a good sense of humour, D!
    You saw some really interesting stuff there in Cracow.
    I saw a lot of churches!

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  6. but Polish think about it differently :)

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  7. I agree Doug. Seems like a strange way to promote sales in a liquor store. Perhaps they are advertising responsible drinking; drink but not too excess otherwise this is what you may look like.

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  8. Quite interesting. Nowadays we meet more and more shocking advertising.
    Anyway your composition is good as usual.

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  9. brilliant capture of a powerful motif ... like the pictures of cancer victims on cigarette boxes!
    (i can't thank you enough for your consistent visits and comments in my absence, doug! this is very much appreciated indeed! i'm glad you find so much good to say about my iceland series ...!!!)

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  10. I agree, it's like a warning. :)

    Love the shadows in this photo. Happy weekend.

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  11. Your picture of the statue tells a story Doug... advertising in Krakow is a lot different than in America....peter:)

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  12. I agree, but many will not read it that way...

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  13. From this angle he looks more like a zombie intoxicated with the scent of brains and gore!

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  14. Perhaps it's the alcoholic equivalent of gory images on cigarette packs...but it make a great - albeit creepy - photograph

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  15. I wonder, does it have an effect, this warning?!

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  16. Yes, not exactly a ringing endorsement for spirits! Funny musings and a cool shot Doug!

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  17. ..unless patrons are looking forward to attaining that certain state voluntarily.. ;)

    nice capture.. :D

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  18. Wonderful work on light: love the very black shadow in the back which highlights the "movements" of the statue. Great job!
    Have a nice day.

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