People and their sofas

Discussion in 'Photo Themes' started by Hertz van Rental, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    When I was doing this for a living I used to like taking semi-formal/informal portraits of people, couples, families in my own time. It wasn't until a friend looked through my work and pointed it out that I realised that 95% of these pictures were taken with the subjects sitting on their sofas. It wasn't a conscious choice on my part. But once it was pointed out I started doing it on purpose... and so it stopped working for me.
    I used to have dozens but now I can't even find the negs. Two prints have just surfaced (and two of my favourites at that) so I thought I'd share. Besides, I'm sure lots of you have pictures of people sitting on sofas so this could be a good thread.
    I'll post more if I find them.

    It's the way people start to behave when they begin to get bored with what you are doing - especially children - that I liked. And the way their behaviour countrpointed the formality of the more patient adults.
    I particularly like the feet in the second one.

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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oooh, interesting theme! And I like the feet in the second as well.
     
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    That is a good theme. The guy on the far right of the top picture looks a little like Robert DiNero. :D
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    No, not DiNero. Guess again.
     
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    For some reason I was watching the intro to a show about Van Halen - and Terry Jones popped into my head.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    :mrgreen: (it's the most appropriately smug smilie I can find) and the other guy is Mike Rosen. Well I did say I used to do this sort of thing for a living.....
     
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    As soon as I saw the theme, I was reminded of this shot.

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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    Now I like that one. Love the harmonising colour - makes the pic. Not sure wether I like her eyes looking out of frame though... No. You're right. It works. Maybe a bit more air over her head to balance the feet though.
    Nice one.
     
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    Thanks.
    A lot of people are iffy about the eyes being up that far. Its actually a self portrait and Im not big on having my pic taken so I usually look out of frame. Plus people comment all the time that I have huge eyes... I never got that till I did a few shots like this.
     
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    Really interesting shots! Did you know the families? Great Idea!
    Noah
     
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    Excellent job for a self portrait..........I have not yet mastered taking a pic of myself..........although I am sure I have captured some good ones, but I absolutely hate pictures of myself.
     
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    Thanks. Portraiture isnt my strong suit(in the slightest), especially getting self portraits in focus, but I was pretty happy with this one. :D
     

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