*From the Third Man to the Ragman
The Third Man film celebrated it’s 60th anniversary in 2009 (1949 ~ 2009)

Orson Welles in post-war Vienna

Carol Reed director of The Third Man, I will always associate as the male director with a female name directing the leading character Holly Martins another strong impressive male with a female name.

However what legacy is left with me is his dramatic lighting and film sets, which gave introduce the monochrome’s twin towers ~ light and shade, and shape and form in combination and fusion for intensity and impact, something which is not lost on my own work.

Original Fuji Neopan 1600 negative scanned via Nikon CoolScan

Nikon F4
Nikkor 20mm lens
captured in Nice France*

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From Mill Isle, Ireland tradiional monochrome photographic artist specialises in abstract realism and the interplay of light and shade. Space, Shape, Shade & Structure and story-telling

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  • M.  Photography
    M. Photographyover 6 years ago

    wow…powerful shot…spooky even…love it

  • Thank you

    – ragman

  • savosave
    savosaveover 6 years ago

    clever shot

  • Thank you

    – ragman

  • photogenic
    photogenicover 6 years ago

    excellent shot.

  • Thank you

    – ragman

  • Alyssa Medina
    Alyssa Medinaover 6 years ago

    wonderful shot! very powerful with how sharp and striking and bold the silhouette of the man is! the angle also makes it that much more interesting because its hard to decipher if the shadow is on the wall or somewhere on the ground. the hat is either a touch of brilliance or just pure luck, but it definitely completes the air of the picture. whats the guy doing wearing that hat? going to work? going home? maybe going to finish a “job?” haha, great shot…as usual!

  • Thank you Alyssa

    – ragman

  • Holly Kempe
    Holly Kempeover 6 years ago

    Air of mystery about this David….great work!

  • Thank you Holly

    – ragman

  • marieancolie
    marieancolieover 6 years ago

    and another fantastic one.
    and now.. I have the music in y ears …. :)
    How are you david ?

  • Andy Harris
    Andy Harrisover 6 years ago

    great shot – full of drama (potentially) and mystery…. great b&w

  • Thank you Andy

    – ragman

  • Kenny Gulley Jr.
    Kenny Gulley Jr.over 6 years ago

    what an image

  • Kenny Thank you

    – ragman

  • Aspire
    Aspireover 6 years ago

    Powerful, spooky and dramatic
    Super work!

  • Martin Thank you

    – ragman

  • Kristal
    Kristalover 6 years ago

    very creative stuff

  • Thank you Kristal

    – ragman

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