Sunday, October 25, 2009

"There's something about closing your eyes that makes you more vulnerable"



"There's something about closing your eyes that makes you more vulnerable" - Complicity by Julian Barnes

17 comments:

John said...

Nice captured!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Great marriage of quote and image today and an interesting quote too.

Julie said...

Yes, I agree with Joan: quote and image are as one. I love the vulnerability evident in the nape of the neck of that young man, too.

It is interesting about closing one's eyes: perception is then up to our own imagination.

kobico said...

I like the photo/quote combination, too! Yeah, there is that whole trust thing. Then again, the watching eye can be a little creepy, too!

That is the chicken said...

And something about never closing your eyes that makes you very scary. Neat combination of words and images

Tash said...

Well done on this one. Makes us all feel vulnerable!

Tash said...

PS - the only Julian Barnes I've read is "A history of the world in 10 1/2 chapters" - when it 1st came out/Picador paperback/13.00 Swiss Fr./Lucerne train station

Sean said...

Nice quote - poignant, pretty much like the last one, tricky with the light one this one? Face is quite light... I feel like I would have liked to see more of him walking past.... looks kinda interesting!

Sean said...

So I looked at this again.... change my previous comment. I like the lack of features....... I seem to be a little contrary right now, sorry!

Martina said...

Sean, just when I was about to answer that you are so right with the light. Technically it is not something very impressive. I am never cool taking pictures of people and esp. of kids. Also while I was in London I was under the influence of all the things I read before about photographers and their problems with the Met etc. etc. .. not very relaxed. So on one side I waited for someone to pass this poster-eye, on the other side it was more like "huhu, quick, before someone is going to arrest me". :-(

kobico, yes, I find this staring Aztecan eyes very creepy too. It is this one: Moctezuma

Tash, sound like you have nice memories about your edition, ;-)
I own the double edition "Flaubert's Parrot - A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters" - so far I didn't make it to the "History", :-S, but I did like the "Parrot" very much.

That is the longest comments' commenting I wrote on bwc I guess - puh, I am sure it is full of typos, ;-)

Walter Neiger said...

I like this kind of photographie ... big, big brother is watching you :)

AB said...

Big brother is watching us!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Closing the eyes is like walking into the black unknown... Nice match of quote and image today.

pando said...

What an eye! ;)
Great captured!

Yannick Brohard said...

This eye watching us could also be the symbol of all those security cameras in our cities, especially in London. Nice shot.

Martina said...

Yannick, you read my mind ... I have never seen so many CCTV in my life and all this news about what one is allowed to photograph and what better not to do (special advises for photographers who like to take pictures of trains and railway stations, duuuh) this eye staring at the kids was to me a metaphor of what is happening around us.

yann said...

genial big brother nous surveille :P

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