Love / Death by Matthew Pugh

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A photograph of a lipstick heart drawn on Oscar Wilde’s grave in the Pere Lachaise cemetary, Paris. The grave is covered in kisses from admirers.

Some minor adjustments were made to the contrast which gave this picture an interesting selective colouring effect.

Taken with a compact Canon IXUS 80.

 Group Features:
- If it doesn’t belong
- This is Relevant
- All About Hearts
- Selective Coloring
- Capital Cities of the World
- It’s What Moves Me

 Competitions:

- Winner: Signs of love in the city (Capital Cities of the World group)
- Winner: Colour as a Focal Point (JPG Cast-Offs group)
- Top Three: Valentines Simplistic Heart challenge (The Power of Simplicity group)
- Top Three: Welcome image (Selective Coloring group)
- Top Ten: Any Heart Challenge (All About Hearts group)
- Top Ten: Hope is Relevant (This is Relevant group)

606 views – 1st March 2010


paris, graffiti, lipstick, love, death, grave, cemetary, wilde, pere lachaise, matthew pugh

Thanks for dropping by! I’m Matt – an vivid photographer and part of the duo “Billie & Matt Photography” (Billie is my girlfriend by the way!). Do check out our blog for more of our work and info about the photography services we offer (including wedding, engagement, and event photography). Cheers!

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  • Natalie Broome
    Natalie Broomeabout 5 years ago

    Great capture again Matt and use of depth of field xx

  • spr041
    spr041about 5 years ago

    Like this nice and simple gets the message across well done

  • Robin Webster
    Robin Websterabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture! The textures are wonderful!

  • ViktoryiaN
    ViktoryiaNabout 5 years ago

    This could be great St Valentines card! ;)

  • Haha!

    – Matthew Pugh

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 5 years ago

    Excellent image.. good work Matthew..

  • TaniaLosada
    TaniaLosadaabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant close-up! :)

  • Tadoette
    Tadoetteabout 5 years ago

    terrific image!!!
    LOVE is everywhere!!!

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful image..

  • RichImage
    RichImageabout 5 years ago
  • titus
    titusabout 5 years ago

    I recall visiting this very stone at Pere Lachaise. You’ve done a great job of telling your own story in this photo. Really nice.

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