The lady and the sleeping giant by Rhoufi

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A woman engages in silent dialogue with the artist.

Ron Mueck’s “Mask II” at his recent exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Ron Mueck’s hyper-realistic sculptures engage the viewer totally. They provide a new way of observing ourselves, our bodies, birth, life, dying and death. It is impossible to resist reflecting on what it means to be alive when standing in front of one of his sculptures.

Thank you Pascale Baud for the title, it is inspired, I love it :-)


For a totally surreal take on this photo check out BillyBoy’s raving imaginative Self Portrait


Hollow Man by billyboy

I love this for it’s sheer enthusiastic energy and wild imagination. Thank you BillyBoy, I love it. Any time mate, any time :-))


Candid Street Photography

Other sculptures from the exhibition

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To reveal art and conceal the artist,
is art’s aim.

Oscar Wilde – “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

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Comments

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago

    :-)) Excellent capture!!

  • Jean,
    thanks for that; I have been scrolling through your images since I saw your “The Couple” and to have someone who takes such good B&W street photos compliment my image means a great deal to me. I was just about to leave the gallery, and had been hovering for some time, but there was always too many people in the frame. Then this woman in black just moved into the frame, took up that stance and tilted her head – it made my day. Thanks you for noticing it. I’m enjoying your art. Long time since I was in Paris.

    – Rhoufi

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture Rhoufi, well done.

  • Wayne,
    thanks for noticing this – I’m only just getting to know my camera and good shots are few and far between. Since I favourited your “Interim”, I have scrolled your page and was then shocked to see some work in Melbourne. Your work has a spare elemental quality and it surprises me you can find so many compositions to express that view in Melbourne and Adelaide. You’re showing our cities in a very unique light. Well done! I’ve added you to my watchlist and I am now going to keep my eye out for the places you have shot.

    – Rhoufi

  • ed wong
    ed wongover 4 years ago

    awesome! nice catch; eerie but serene

  • Thanks Ed,
    it was the only one of 4 shots I ran off quickly with different focus points that was not blurred due to the slow shutter speed. They don’t allow flash. I was lucky really – right person, dressed right, right pose. I couldn’t have set it up so well if I tried.

    – Rhoufi

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiover 4 years ago

    Thanks to everyone who voted this image into the top 10 in the “Black and White capture of ‘The decisive moment’ Challenge” in the Street Photography and Photojournalism Group. I really appreciate it. The winner really was the best shot and the Soldier and East Timorese child was also a favourite.

    Thanks so much, Rhoufi

  • Mynybee
    Mynybeeover 4 years ago

    spiffy capture, bravo !

  • Thanks Myn, sometimes things happen they way you want and you are ready to accept that. Not often, but enough. My daughter suggested B&W and was so right. Thanks for noticing.

    – Rhoufi

  • Pascale Baud
    Pascale Baudover 4 years ago

    This image is very impressive !
    The woman (with her head tilted slightly) seems to watch over the sleep of the “giant” !

  • It happened much the way your “Confession” did. The crowd cleared, the woman walked into my framing, put her hand on her hip and tilted her head. Lucky I had just fitted my 70mm prime telephoto. I love the way the visual attitude of a person’s body translates their feelings into a sensibility – the elbow and the tilt of the head, for me, says patience and wonder. I really want to take more candid shots like this, but they are rare. Merci pour le commentaire; á bientôt.

    – Rhoufi

  • Kate Purdy
    Kate Purdyover 4 years ago

    Outstanding and perfect timing

  • Thank you Kate, it seems to have struck many people the same way it did me. It’s so nice when others see what you see.

    – Rhoufi

  • Sarosa
    Sarosaover 4 years ago

    Love it! Great image!

  • Sarosa, thank you so much. I have just gone to your site and was mesmerized by your images of The Erg. I once did the trip from Batna to Touggourt and El Oued in Algeria and you enter the top of Sahara on the road running south. The dunes you have captured take me back to the oceans of sand either side of the road. Glorious photos. Welcome to RedBubble.

    – Rhoufi

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    This is SO COOL!!!!
    You captrued such a special moment here!
    It’s wonderful to see someone in the moment of connecting with art, you know? And you did it beautifully! The tilt of her head is perfect with the way the statue is sitting on its side, the black and white…everything is super!
    thank you for sharing this!

  • Thanks Robin, the intimacy in the tilt of the head did take my breath away as I shot it. Pacale (above) put it into better words than mine: "The woman (with her head tilted slightly) seems to watch over the sleep of the ‘giant’! " You can’t fabricate these moments, they just come your way.

    – Rhoufi

  • Emilie JJ
    Emilie JJover 4 years ago

    haha! how cool is that!
    i can imagine the joy of taking the shot :) nice one!

  • ej,
    it was joyful, and so to seeing it on the screen afterwards – the one shot of the day that really pleased me. You’re right, when it comes together, it is joy. Thanks for noticing it. á bientôt

    – Rhoufi

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