When He's Away by Robert Knapman

Photographic Prints

Small (8.0" x 10.7")

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This image was created (but not exhibited) for the community project ‘Living Queer in Adealide’ Feast Festival exhibition in 2006.

Image copyright © 2007, Robert Knapman. Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited.


alone, bed, dream, gay, hand, knapman, love, lover, male, man, robert, sheets, sleep


  • marieancolie
    marieancolieabout 7 years ago

    excellent light, textures,
    very emotive photo.
    strong feelings.

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks Marie. I like your new avatar pic. Oh by the way, ‘ginger’ is a colour often used to refer to a cat or a red haired person ;)

  • adam lewis
    adam lewisabout 7 years ago

    thanks for ur comment. like this pictures simplicity. would i need to crop my picture. send the original or something else for a card?

  • Marilyn Brown
    Marilyn Brownabout 7 years ago

    Seems like you’ve done it again, captured a story. The composition of this is great, the fact that there is so much empty space mirrors the emptiness the subejct is feeling. I can relate! Well done.

  • transmute
    transmuteabout 7 years ago

    A minimal image that says so much

  • Deborah Hally
    Deborah Hallyabout 7 years ago

    Lovely….and sad.

  • Paul Fleming
    Paul Flemingabout 7 years ago

    Very nice, Robert. You’ve captured the feeling/mood/emotion wonderfully. My other half works about 4 hours drive away on the west coast of Tassie, so I only see him on weekends, so I know the feeling well!

  • Leia
    Leiaabout 7 years ago

    Simple, emotive, effective, familiar, crisp

  • jolt2347
    jolt2347about 7 years ago

    yes…beautiful and poetic!

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 7 years ago

    Thanks heaps folk. This was a picture taken, but not exhibited, for an Adelaide group exhibition last year titled ‘Living Queer in Adelaide’ for the Feast Arts and Cultural Festival. I titled that series ‘When He’s Away’. A couple of the shots I exhibited are also here. Cheers ,)

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