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photoblog image Arrangement in Black and Red

Arrangement in Black and Red

 

 

This is in the Photographers Gallery in London at the 2015 Deutsche Borse Photography Award exhibition. The photo on the wall is by one of the nominees; the work of Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick WaterhouseTheir collaborative publication presents a, ‘photo/graphic’ album of images and text which uncover the history of a once elite, now abandoned high-rise apartment block in Johannesburg. 

Arrangement in Black and Red

 

 

This is in the Photographers Gallery in London at the 2015 Deutsche Borse Photography Award exhibition. The photo on the wall is by one of the nominees; the work of Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick WaterhouseTheir collaborative publication presents a, ‘photo/graphic’ album of images and text which uncover the history of a once elite, now abandoned high-rise apartment block in Johannesburg. 

comments (10)

An excellent capture Mike!
blackdog: Thank you Elizabeth.
i love the way that you do the back shots Mike... we see what she is looking at....petersmile

the black and red is a plus!!
blackdog: Thanks Peter, it is a speciality I enjoy and often use in my paintings.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 22 May 2015, 06:45
Love the juxtaposition & composition of this Mike: worlds collide..
blackdog: Thanks Chris - the perfect moment. I didn't care who was looking at me and about to tell me I couldn't take photos. In fact they published the shot on their website when I first took it!
Fabulous presentation, Mike. I like everything about this....
blackdog: Sounds good to me, thanks Ginnie.
Well the red skirt certainly draws the eye to the speck of red in the picture Mike. Nicely knitted together.
blackdog: Thought you might like this one. Thanks Chad.
The red skirt works a treat with the rest of the shot.
blackdog: Isn't it great. Thanks Mary.
Still the master of photographing people from behind! The book sounds interesting but £54 is a lot of money!
blackdog: It was a good exhibition, well I was impressed. Always pleasing to see something good and different. Agreed the book is pricey.
A nice shot, Mike.
blackdog: Thanks Frank.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 22 May 2015, 14:08
What an excellent picture. Because of the picture on the wall, I almost forgot to look at your picture as a whole.

The Ponte Towers - now the New Ponte City had its ups and downs and is now on an up. That whole area (Hillbrow) of Jo'burg, went down the dumps, between 1989 to about 2000. To this day it is amazing that landlords just stand back and let the tenants and whoever they invite in, take over. I remember staying ina hotel on the border of Hillbrow and I could witness the shenanigans in high rise flat blocks that was taken over. Pity, I didn't have a camera with a long lens, back then.

The guys kneeling are members of one of the hundreds of coptic churches in the country.
blackdog: I enjoyed this part of the exhibition a lot, some amazing photos superbly presented. They had a tower of photos of the inside windows of the block in colour. All backlit transparencies. It was stunning. Also some amazing photos of things thrown into the central atrium - utter dereliction.
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 22 May 2015, 16:33
What a great capture Mike.
blackdog: I am pleased you are impressed, I think I like it more than anything else I have taken this year.

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