Peonies for Robin: unconcerned but not indifferent

by Stefan Fletcher May. 28, 2009 5168 views

There was a Man Ray retrospective last year in Paris, which explains my hack attempt at his beautiful ‘rayograms’.

One of the surprising things about his work was the disparity (some of it was just bad; you don't imagine Raphael having a bad day, Monet finishing a crap water lily or Giotto drawing a wonky circle, etc., still…). Another was the tiny size of Man Ray's negatives.

“Unconcerned but not indifferent” is a lovely motto, IMO. It's also Man Ray's epitaph.

Anyway, I saw and admired some peonies here, remembered the rayograms, the epitaph and here's the result.

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Aylin 11 years, 4 months ago

They are all so special..
I can even smell the delicate scent of that rose..
:)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rob Tulk 11 years, 4 months ago

Number 3 has gone in this Man Ray fan's favourites.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 4 months ago

??Don't put my name on it. These are simply documents I make.?
??Man Ray

The third is my favorite??

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ivan 11 years, 4 months ago

Creative set! Interesting contrast on #2! Nice!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 4 months ago

Interesting variations. I like the dark and light contrasts in the second, but the color in the third is very appealing.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
David Cardona 11 years, 4 months ago

sUpErb!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Hong S 11 years, 4 months ago

I like w hat u do on ur picture,, hehee,,

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 4 months ago

Picture nr.3 I like very much!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Anna 11 years, 4 months ago

very beautiful !!!!!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jacki 11 years, 4 months ago

I like the result in #3, reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting...

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 11 years, 4 months ago

I love the effects, especially #3... but then I'm a sucker for color. :)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 11 years, 4 months ago

Nice shots. I like the B&W one best. I'm going to remember that phrase and throw it into a conversation sometime.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 11 years, 4 months ago

Nice........

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Neus 11 years, 4 months ago

curioso y llamativo trabajo.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 4 months ago

brilliant peonnies!:D
my home peonnies are still blooming!^^

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jordijoan 11 years, 4 months ago

Me encantan las tres !!!
Magnífico trabajo !!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Alice 11 years, 4 months ago

Very nice shots :)

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jennye 11 years, 4 months ago

very nice!!

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 4 months ago

Nice compositions.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
Lynda 11 years, 4 months ago

Stefan you know how I like playing with effects on flowers like this. Nice work.

11 years, 4 months ago Edited
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