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Jun 15, 2011, 4:51:12 PM
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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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TeamBarti Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Do you mind if I use this in a lyrics video for youtube?
technical-lemon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Joooooooooooon. Is this description ever actually coming? Sorry to nag, but I love your descriptions. :)
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Photographer
More than a year later,
HERE IT IS! :dummy:
technical-lemon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Thank you. :)
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?]
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
:tighthug: Thanks, haha I appreciate the comment.
And I'm sure does too.
BrightsideTide Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's no problem. :nod:
jonathoncomfortreed Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
BrightsideTide Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CityAcrylics Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
You can say that again. ^^
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