The Hotel Room by Robert Knapman

There are moments when you find yourself in a place…in time…waiting…and you think to yourself…how did I get here?

He sat
Waiting for the right thing to say
At the right moment
The right way
His nerves niggled
Silently poised

Hotel / pub room. Ouyen, Victoria. Model Ryan.

Image copyright © 2008, Robert Knapman. Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.


  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaover 6 years ago

    There is so much going on in this shot Robert, I love it, superbly exectuted………………………………….is that Indiana Jones?

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanover 6 years ago

    Thanks Sylvia. It was another spontaneous situation on my recent road trip across 3 states. Yep so good to get out of the city. Damn…it DOES look like him too (lol). Cheers .)

  • Lenny La Rue, IPA
    Lenny La Rue, IPAover 6 years ago

    This is just killer funny!!!! Awesome job of finding the completely absurd in the totally mundane!

  • Cheers Lenny. Now back home after the road trip I’ve been imagining all sorts of similar scenarios and have been scoping for locations. Fun fun fun ;)

    – Robert Knapman

  • Victor Barker
    Victor Barkerover 6 years ago

    Yes, like it very much Robert. So much more value and life coming out to the viewer than any carefully contrived shot.

  • Yep Victor, when it happens naturally but one can simultaneously ‘see’ the scene with a little tweaking…that’s a great moment. Thanks.

    – Robert Knapman

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  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    My goodness, what an amazing image! Love the flowers on the quilt, and the beautiful tattoos…..his eyes are hypnotic….but most of all the shadows are just fabulous!!

  • Thanks Mel. Yes I love the shadows too. They seem to be coming from all sorts of angles, adding to the image’s mystery I think ;)

    – Robert Knapman

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guyover 6 years ago

    Fantastic shadow in the wall and love the tatt’s !

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethover 6 years ago

    lol thats great. most funny in my opinon.

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 6 years ago

    Absolutely!! The shadow makes it extra special!

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 6 years ago

    So much here to admire……but I can’t go passed the hat on in bed….;)

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