Friday, 4 April 2014

the future





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17 comments:

  1. the red umbrella was meant to ward off all evil which might darken their life together, it was a shinto marriage ceremony i happened upon while strolling in the garden of a shrine.

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  2. i'm having trouble getting past that hat.

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    1. it looks like a misplaced boat

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    2. oh. i don't know, i think she is so lovely.

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  3. Is this the Japanese Alain Delon? i'm thinking of Le Samouraï--the posture, the steely expression. i should have said Der eiskalte Engel. Pardon me, i keep forgetting that you only understand German and, incongruously Japanese (with a side order of French, and a spot of English, and a flambéed dessert of what looks to be Romanian).

    But i digress... They sure dress fancily for afternoon tea, don't they?

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    1. it is a beautiful photograph, the clarity of his face underscoring his confidence and how soft she is in focus with her sidelong look away from the camera, but the title unsettles me. i keep coming back to this wondering why. i think it is because he looks directly out of now with confidence and she with perhaps a sweet ignorance. if they are the future ... (and they are the future) then ... ???

      do they have any idea where we are headed?

      perhaps with their traditions we are headed in a better direction than our young are here. here we have dismissed tradition as being less and move arrogantly through progress.

      xo
      erin

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    2. haha the japanese Alain Delon! yes, i know, le Samourai (did i tell you how much i actually love this film? - and him in this film). the steely expression indeed, but not Delon's finesse and subtle melancholy.

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    3. the photo has unsettled me too, despite being so conventional (a wedding portrait), there are some aspects which undermine exactly this easy genre-assumption. it was also a spontaneous photo, but they saw me took it, hence their different ways of facing me. i couldn't help of thinking of this title, and all the heavy burden of uncertainty which it brings with it.

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  4. cat de increzatoare par intotdeauna femeile,nu,desi s-ar spune ca este altfel...sunt atat de frumosi ei si totul,ca si cand ar fi sezonul ciresilor continuu,si gestul atat de delicat al mainilor ei,care,ma gandesc acum, ma faremca mai mult chiar decat chipul,chiar decat fastul vesmintelor, chiar,mai mult decat orice fast...
    o,ce lume de minuni acolo, visez la ea traind...

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    1. m-a captivat diferenta intre blandetea ei, felul in care evita sa se uite, si increderea, cutezanta cu care el infrunta totul, s-ar putea spune chiar prosteasca, uneori, dar totusi are ceva frumos in ea, tocmai acea sfidare nemarginita a tot ce va veni...

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  5. es ist erstaunich, wie zart und rein die japanischen frauen sind, dagegen scheint der mann fast grob... ich frage mich, ob dies eine liebesheirat ist oder ob es auch in japan vereinbarte ehen gibt..! wie kann man das auch sehen..?! die frau scheint glücklich zu sein. :-)!
    alles liebste dir!
    renée, schon fast fort auf einer kurzen reise! :-)))))

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    1. es waere wohl moeglich, dass das eine vereinbarte ehe ist, ganz viele ehen sind so, auch wenn die zahl in den letzten jahren abgenommen ist... aber ja, die sind so zaertlich und sie so grob, ich stimme dir zu :-) das kann man auch bei den stimmen und bei der art zu sprechen (auszusprechen) sehen...

      ich laechle dir - sanft! - zu, fast so sanft wie sie :-)

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  6. She looks hopeful about the future and he looks ready to take anything on that comes their way, as they step blithely and blindly into the unknown. Their wedding garb is lovely.

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  7. this is a beautiful portrait study.
    I heard on a radio program today that the face can only convey four basic emotions and I totally disagree. the face can portray many nuances of feeling and also ofcourse we can read personally into the facial expressions where they become our canvas of expression
    yes he looks on futuristically but there is a certain tragic air about him whereas the woman is reluctant to be drawn into any waves of discontent perhaps she is preparing for motherhood.
    have a beautiful day my friend.
    I wish them happiness and good luck.

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    1. thank you dear Madeleine, yes, i think it is very difficult to capture in words the endless nuances of face expression... after all, why would Gioconda's expression remain so mysterious and fascinating for us after all this time, if this hadn't been true?

      have a lovely spring day, you too! :-)

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