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And as time slips away - by jonathoncomfortreed And as time slips away - by jonathoncomfortreed
Project 52, week 19
[my theme]
The song: Anne Louise (listen to it on YouTube here)
The lyrics:
This leathers called a seat belt Anne Louise
Your head out of the window in the coolest summer breeze
And in the air were all the things you claimed we need
They seemed to be worth less than once I did believe
And I swear to god that I'll avenge your dead
With the best lawyers of auto-politics
And I'll spend whatever money's to be spend
To try and revive your broken body again
And the penny-pitching funeral was shit
Your body in a plastic frame that I threw flowers in
And I hope to god that you'll remember me in heaven
God I hope you don't remember that in heaven
God I hope that they'll allow me into heaven
Look what I've become
Look what I've become
The inspiration:This song makes me think of regrets, broken promises and half-forgotten memories. Things we thought we were and things that never really mattered. The photo is meant to match the grungy melancholy and create that hint of what is missing and what still lingers on.

“— When I was fifteen, all I wanted was to go off to some other world, a place beyond anybody’s reach. A place beyond the flow of time.
— But there’s no place like that in this world.
— Exactly. Which is why I’m living here, in this world where things are continually damaged, where the heart is fickle, where time flows past without a break.”
– Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

The technique: This photo is really a memory of a great day. :giggle: My friend Michael and I were walking downtown and I found a chair on the sidewalk. Win! :w00t: We (I) carried it all the way across the town because I was determined to use it in a photoshoot. We'd been to this underpass with all of its graffiti before so we got some ice cream and headed straight for it.

I did a couple of other shots and then thought of the long exposure style. Basically I bumped up the f-stop and brought it to a couple second long exposure – then he sat in the chair until I said GO! and then he'd run out of the frame.

(And it was fun, fun, fun.)



> View all of my Project 52 submissions.




© 2011 Jonathon Reed
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:iconteambarti:
TeamBarti Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I use this in a lyrics video for youtube?
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:icontechnical-lemon:
technical-lemon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Joooooooooooon. Is this description ever actually coming? Sorry to nag, but I love your descriptions. :)
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Photographer
More than a year later,
HERE IT IS! :dummy:
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:icontechnical-lemon:
technical-lemon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thank you. :)
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:iconbrightsidetide:
BrightsideTide Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I love love loooooooove the way you did this. It seems like he's fading away and the background is ... I dunno what the word is, but it's pretty great. :+fav:
[sorry about all those fangirls, but at least the guy's self esteem will be in better shape, eh?]
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:tighthug: Thanks, haha I appreciate the comment.
And I'm sure does too.
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:iconbrightsidetide:
BrightsideTide Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's no problem. :nod:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:hug:
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:iconbrightsidetide:
BrightsideTide Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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:iconcityacrylics:
CityAcrylics Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
You can say that again. ^^
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:iconlitecrush:
litecrush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is a very powerful deviation. Beautiful. :heart:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student Photographer
:blush: Thank you.
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:iconlitecrush:
litecrush Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :tighthug:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:love:
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:iconstoryofmylife054:
storyofmylife054 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
*gasp* Jon this is fantastic and wtf have you been reading my mind?!?!?!
I had an image almost exactly like this in my head today while writing, the only difference was the chair.

P.S. I suck at photomanipulation and I've been working on this stupid image involving an empty school corridor and a ghost/memory for like a month and if you'd tell me how to do the transparent effect I'd be forever grateful! :please:
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:iconmarikob-k:
marikob-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant. Of course the rule of thirds is working marvellously here. I really like how Michael is really supposed to be the focus but then he's transparent, so then the chair is there, but obviously the viewer is seeing him sitting in it.
It's kind of like a mindgame, or optical illusion.

Whatever it is, it's freaking genius. And I love it. It's really different from your other work, but it really marks your progression as an artist in a good way; you're still maintaining an element of you-ness, yet moving forward.

I love.

I want you to take epic pictures of me like this!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:faint: Thanks a lot. I'm glad to have someone who is like, aware of my progression as an artist. I have improved, it's true. :heart:

Epic pictures of Mariko is on the to do list. Of each other, really. :]
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:iconmarikob-k:
marikob-k Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, tis true. You're turning into such an epic star. :heart:

And yes please! Friday, Friday...
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh goodness. :blush:

Now you've got that song stuck in my head. Thanks Mariko. :icongrumpplz:
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:iconsirenightengale:
SIRENightengale Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
"diagonally parked in a parallel universe" :)
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:wow: Where's that quotation from?
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:iconsirenightengale:
SIRENightengale Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I believe I saw it for the first time on an AIM icon or something... but I just looked it up, and apparently it's the title of a book about social phobia. Hmm. :hmm:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow. That's so cool. I'll go looking for it. :thumbsup:
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:iconkimoixx:
kimoixx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
i love this so much, Jon. i like the low contrast so much. amazing work.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks Carly, glad you like it. :heart:
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:iconwanderinghere:
WanderingHere Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
michael looks absolutely gorgeous here.
(ha! yes, i know him in real life, eat your hearts out, fangirls!)
and yes, photography-wise, this is brilliant. love the background and the old chair, they all add to the tone.
show the comments to michael, jonjon, maybe that'll help his selfconfidence.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:giggle: I totally think so too, and I laughed out loud at you stickin' it to those screaming ladies.

:] Thanks a lot, love. It means a lot to me.
Yeah, I think the graffiti is pretty stunning with this style.

Of course I plan on doing so!
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:iconnym226:
Nym226 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
I AM NOT A SCREAMING LADY
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Are so. :unimpressed:
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:iconnym226:
Nym226 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Not.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Yeah-huh.
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:iconnym226:
Nym226 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Nuh uh.
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:iconwanderinghere:
WanderingHere Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
:D i try.
no problem! it's what i do best.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Of course. :heart:
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:iconrisu-of-anterra:
Risu-of-Anterra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I'll be the only female to refrain from fangirling... xD I do like the translucent touch, though. Very nice. :D
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Photographer
:lmao: Oh I thought everyone would. Thanks, Risu.
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:iconrisu-of-anterra:
Risu-of-Anterra Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
You're welcome. I figured you'd be sick of people asking for number and all that.
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
:lol:
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:iconnym226:
Nym226 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
JON WHO'S YOUR FRIEND :la:
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
His name is Michael. And he is ~CityAcrylics. :eyes:
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:iconnym226:
Nym226 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
ooohhh
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Photographer
:lol:
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:iconwintersmith-angel:
WinterSmith-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:O HE'S CUTE! Who is he? =D

On a more serious note; CAN I HAVE HIS NUMBER!? =D

Joking, looks awesome (as usual) I don't even know why I bother telling you this, you know everything you do is epic so if I keep saying so you'll get a big head. :/

But graffiti = COOLNESS. ^.^
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:giggle: Haha well he is (hopefully) using deviantART now – ~CityAcrylics is his account. He's not that active yet.

:glomp: Why thank you my dear.

And yes I love street art. I have more pictures of this place in my gallery. :D
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:iconwintersmith-angel:
WinterSmith-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
^.^
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:iconladyxxxbug:
LadyxXxBug Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Hahaha if he only knew eh?
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:iconarymay2013:
arymay2013 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i like it :] the guy is cute too which makes it all the more awesome :] lol

i always have a thing for stuff like this, especially when it's got like graffiti and stuff :] it's cool!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:glomp: Thanks a lot, glad you like it.
And ha, yeah he's good looking. He's ~CityAcrylics, hopefully he starts to use his deviantART account more often now. ;]
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:iconarymay2013:
arymay2013 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha your very welcome <3

and haha imma go check out his
profile then!
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:iconjonathoncomfortreed:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh you girls. :giggle:
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