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Reading Out Of The Heads of Others

MaxBlack posting a thought provoking image of a bronze sculpture called From Generation to Generation yesterday prompted me to post this. 

My children read, they always have. As soon as they could read the words themselves, they took over from me reading stories to them. My son reads non-stop. He has learned more from this single pass time than in all of his English lessons at School thus far.

This is how my daughter passed the time whilst setting up for my Joe Blogs shot  HERE  .

MaxBlack's image has stayed in my mind all day; had it been an idea conveyed in words, would I have ever come across it?

comments (13)

  • Martin
  • Houston
  • 8 Sep 2007, 00:38
An engaging crisp portrait!
pixelpixie: Definitely crisp compared to my last five or so! Thanks for visiting Martin.
I agree about Maxy's image, quite amazing, an interesting artist to have discovered.

An excellent portrait and interesting viewpoint.

Could not agree more about reading our kids were and still are avid readers, one of life's great pleasures.

By the way your link is not working.
pixelpixie: Thanks Alistair, I'm pleased you like it. We all love reading in my house. And thanks for letting me know about the link - I've got it working now.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2007, 09:41
I like this a lot especially the out of focus shoes peeping out. Nice lighting and a good pose / expression define the sentiment, particularly as we so rarely read standing. Personally would have been tempted to give a bit more space above the head or below the feet. Almost touching two sides makes the image unsettling (which can of course be a good thing). Ok rambling now, lovely shot - into likeys. Mike
  • mal
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Sep 2007, 10:00
this is a super shot and stands strongly along side the other, love it. mal
well done, nice comp. the lighting is great and the DOF its quite on-the-dot...
the framing is nicely controlled as well...
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Sep 2007, 21:38
This is a very unusual viewpoint and makes for an interesting portrait. Your daughter looks lovely! And love the out of focus shoes.
  • kay
  • Portland, OR
  • 10 Sep 2007, 01:52
Your children picked up a wonderful habit of being veracious readers, Jose! Great portrait of your daughter. You must be so proud!
  • ttomasso
  • co. mayo, ireland
  • 10 Sep 2007, 21:34
bold curriosity, that's what comes to me from the photo smile
Top marks, lighting and pose!
This is such a great concept! I really like it.
pixelpixie: Thank-you Jide, your comments are always most appreciated.
  • sk
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Oct 2007, 17:38
love the lighting, this is really good
  • pops
  • 15 Dec 2007, 18:20
The viewpoint and the mono effect make the shot.
Must admit I didn't like the half face shadow to start with but the more I looked the more it seemed right.
  • Beth
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Jul 2008, 14:51
I love this photo its fatastic the perspective and the light are really.Is this jontahons sister so bout shackies name i usally cxall him shacky lol.

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