Joe over at Joe’s NYC.com inspired me to shoot this image above today………
………. His picture got me commenting:
“Blade Runner…..future as urban Hell: ‘Sector 7 Clear……..wait there is someone still down there-!!’ ”
His image is a really mega example of that ‘blade runner’ type genre…….. It reminded me of a time in the past when I was obsessed by making photographs of urban tunnels and corridors ……..er….. what Id primarily call subways in the UK……but I guess…..in the US people call them Pedestrian tunnels?…..or something else cos the underground train systems are called subways here ? ………… er…….. anyway………. I shot thousands of these images on film often with a single silhouette walking away as in Joe’s mega shot……..his image is a fantastic treatment……….. it reminded me and inspired me….. I felt like finding that actual location or a similar one in NYC…… but right now Im up in DC……. I saw this pic above after riding the Metro Train to Court House Virginia which is still sort of part of the Metropolitan DC conurbation…….. it hasn’t got the same ‘Blade Runner’ thing happening but its a variation on a familiar theme…….
Its always worth sussing out Joe’s blog……….. www.joesnyc.com
[ 5 ] comments
- nice one
ketan @ November 12, 2006, 1:57 pm
- not sure i understand your caption info but I think the shot is great
caroline @ November 12, 2006, 9:34 pm
- shot just before you were mugged right?
Dan E @ November 14, 2006, 1:55 pm
- Hey Jez, It’s been a while. You’ve been a busy chap I see, some great shots from the mid-terms, Hilary Clinton was a superb capture, I thought. Nice to see you puching other people’s blogs still, I think that’s well groovy man. You’ve always got photographic or artistic elements to your images that are not immediately obvious at first glance. I can often sit and look at your images for a long time, before I move on to something else. Jeez, I bet I could learn stacks from you in just one day! Cheers for now.
Psychodudu @ November 14, 2006, 7:20 pm
- Thanks for your kind remarks…..Im really interested in other peoples blogs as you know…..mind you…… you should check this out while you are surfing: http://todayspictures.slate.com/20061115/ American Color by Constantine Manos Photographing mostly in exotic locales and at public events within the United States, Constantine Manos presents a kaleidoscopic view of American culture. As a showcase of the sundry layers of American society, the images are also a retrospective, presenting a man’s curiosity for his country’s diversity
Jez Coulson @ November 15, 2006, 1:45 pm