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Original Mission by Rhoufi

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To watch is to know, but not be known. An apparently empty carriage; a ribbed façade; relentless forward motion; the reflection of a presence, otherwise unseen; a watcher. The unknowable, pacing beside us, our silent monitor, keeping our score, weighing our souls.

That blank expression masking an unholy mission.

But Mephisto always knows the score – there will be no response from these mute and blinkered souls. They will sit rigidly to attention in their seats as they rocket forward into the night, their eyes and mouths resolutely shut.

From Mephisto dans le Métro


Melbourne Metro, approaching Flinders Street Station

Single image capture; no Photoshop additions.
Candid Street Photography

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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

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Great shadows!! Love the lighting and the colors, too!! Very nicely composed. Well done!!

  • Well Deborah, the first comment and wouldn’t you know it – Gems Gone Unnoticed. Thank you so much.

    – Rhoufi

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    If I don’t think about what this actually is, it’s a very nice futuristic looking abstract!
    Love the cool colors…
    GREAT use of line, light, reflections, & shadows!
    V-nyce!

  • Thanks Lacey, yes I saw it as an abstract. I just love it when something absolutely real-life actually looks like a constructed abstract. Thanks heaps.

    – Rhoufi

  • Lacey Scarbro
    Lacey Scarbroabout 4 years ago

    C-grats! Lacey

  • What a welcome! :—)) Thanks Lacey, how cool is that – my colourful mission has found an audience.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 3 years ago

    Excellent Rhoufi! (And timely)

  • Thanks Ben – “Theodicy” I assume you mean? That was my rather oblique thinking anyway. ;-)

    – Rhoufi

  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 3 years ago

    Yes, it could be Theodicy…..the justification of non existent evil. This is giving me ideas, but I need a naked model, an uzi, and a burkha, to put the ideas into a photo. →

  • patcheah
    patcheahalmost 2 years ago

    Love this mysterious image! Amazing background refection and colours!

  • I was amazed it came out. It’s the Melbourne Aquarium in the background taken on the Craigieburn trainline. I love it’s mystery too. Thanks Pat.

    – Rhoufi

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