21 March 2010

Who Are You

I know there's a place you walked
Where love falls from the trees
My heart is like a broken cup
I only feel right on my knees

("Who Are You" - Pete Townshend / The Who)

Hello there,

It's been raining for most of the day so I stayed inside and listened to old LPs and looked through some medium format pictures I had taken back in 2007. Here are two I can't seem to take my eyes off every time I look at them... they have this special something that I can't seem to capture when I'm shooting with my digital SLR. I don't know what it is, but it's there.

Church Road & Water Lane (with Richmond Bridge in the distance), Richmond upon Thames, UK. First half of 2007.

I need to have the sensor of my 5D Mark II cleaned A.S.A.P. - new pictures are gonna follow soon.

I watched "Crazy Heart" this week. I recommend it to anybody who likes good music and independent movies and who dislikes the usual Hollywood blockbusters. 
Great movie, great actors, brilliant soundtrack. It's gotta be my 2nd favourite movie about music, my number 1 being "Walk The Line" and the 3rd "Control". While the 1st is about Johnny Cash and the second is about Ian Curtis / Joy Division, Crazy Heart is only about a fictional country musician whose stage name is Bad Blake; he's down and out, playing tiny bars or bowling alleys somewhere in the American Southwest. Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell were singing some of the songs themselves and they both sound great.

In addition, I still need to watch the newly released cut of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis", which is 20 minutes longer than the original release, with that girl from university to whom I had to explain what a daisy chain is. She had never heard the word before and really wanted to know, and now she's got an awfully low opinion on British teen's social life.


- Dom


Anonymous said...

I loved "I walk the line", the costume when Cash gets his guitar raided for drugs is the best! He looks like a pre-Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan.
Also that first picture is so cool, kind of haunting like somebody got murdered there or gave birth or something.

Dominic Doherty said...

Haha, that was an awesome scene.

Yeah, the clothes look super cool, and so do the people... the 50's and 60's had such great style... those country singers, early rock'n'roll stars, and of course the mods!

Thanks a lot!


donnie said...

fab pics - i think its the softness and smoothness of the colours and grain that gives these a more natural edge over a digital version

Dominic Doherty said...

Maybe... I'm gonna try to re-shoot them with the DSLR this summer, see how they turn out.

Simon said...

Sorry to spoil those professional comments and add a banausic note on behalf of myself, but the top one could just as well be a scene from miniatur wunderland :)

Dominic Doherty said...

Oh well Simon, you're always welcome to leave whatever comment you like! Thanks :-) See you in Hamburg later this month?

Anonymous said...

I remember these ones ... very fine series !!!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks Manfred!!!