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My third offering and without a doubt the strangest thing Ive ever done is this, it made me realise what a challenge we have to produce fresh, new work, Even in this situation of reproducing another photographers image I still had to put my slant on it or as John would say, Use the Ferg filter. Still one of my favourites. If you’re wondering Florence is still producing eggs and as happy as a chicken could be.

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.

More on the original image is here http://artandmylife.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/symbols/

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  2 Responses to “RETROSPECTIVE: Pauline and Florence (2013)”

  1. Thanks Ferg for your selection and comments. Started at a low point (from the earthquake) and moves to capturing interesting moments with people – so appropriate for a ‘people’ person, a great positive ‘filter’ to have.

  2. I think this is really one of my favourite works of yours. So much a reflection of the way you relate to people (and chooks). This retrospective series is great!!

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