Pauline and Florence (2013)

 Posted by on May 5, 2013  Add comments
May 052013
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I was recently asked to photograph a lovely and creative young lady for her bio and she also asked me to try to replicate an image that a friend of hers, Peter Peryer, created it was called Self-portrait with rooster (1977).

I found this really hard to accomplish as the whole look of the original was not going to do Pauline any favours so I leaned towards my personal rendition of the idea. In many ways I feel terribly guilty doing this but in others what bigger complement can you pay to an artist but to appreciate their idea and then take it for a walk in your own shoes.

I hope when Peter sees it he doesn't feel that I have done him an injustice. I really like it and I just hope he does.

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  5 Responses to “Pauline and Florence (2013)”

  1. Same but completely different.
    No guilt required at all I would say.

    To me this is the perfect portrait – all about a collaboration between photographer and subject.

  2. Well Ferg, I think you have taken. Very nice walk in your own shoes. Original was man and rooster and this is woman and hen. There is less discomfort, for both subjects, in your version than the original but that’s what you might expect. I really think you have done this well and with your own twist.

  3. I agree with Ian and Bruce about the portrait.

    Also visited Pauline’s website as have the others. Very interesting. But what I did not realise was that one of our aGathering members has a photographic assistant!

  4. Ditto what Bruce & Ian said. Great work

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