Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Nude descending stairs... (censored)


OK, so I really like photography. I've had a camera for seven years now. I have a Canon EOS SLR (the baseline model, which in plainspeak means I spent all my money on beer before I went to buy the camera), and three lenses. In all, a very good system for taking cool photos. All I need now is talent. But I do get lucky from time to time and come up with a picture which I really like (but, most of the time, others don't).

This here shot was taken in Brussels in October, 2003, on an afternoon too cold to be outside. Hope you like it.

9 Comments:

At 9:46 PM, Blogger eM said...

Here's what I want to know.. where's the nude? More importantly, WHO's the nude?

 
At 10:57 AM, Anonymous pj said...

Ah hmm. I see. Using a popular search keyword word to get some hits on the blog? Nice try.

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Anurag said...

M, in response to your comment and a question you had posed on your blog a few days back - yes, YOU are the one with a mind like a sewer. Ouch, I hope that isn't too harsh for the first visitor to your blog. Anyway, the explanation of the post. There was this famous painter of ancient times (anything before 1975) called Marcel Duchamp who painted this marvellous painting called "study of a nude descending stairs", whose title I shamelessly pagiarized, took out the nude (there never was one, in case you are wondering) and posted.

PJ, are you blaming a person like me with a soul purer than driven snow made of distilled water of using underhanded means for getting more traffic on my blog? How did you know? :))

 
At 4:56 AM, Blogger eM said...

Moi? With a mind like a sewer? No, no! Btw, it's eM innit? Unless you know my "real" name!

 
At 3:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very nice picture, even nicer title.

elck
(vernacularbody.typepad.com)

 
At 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

isnt it obvious!
the photographer is nude.

 
At 1:49 AM, Blogger Senthil said...

You might be interested in this:
It's a poem on the original painting. Rather effectively captures the time-lapse photography effect of the painting, eh?

Nude Descending a Staircase

Toe upon toe, a snowing flesh,
A gold of lemon, root and rind,
She sifts in sunlight down the stairs
With nothing on. Nor on her mind.

We spy beneath the banister
A constant thresh of thigh on thigh.
Her lips imprint the swinging air
That parts to let her parts go by.

One-woman waterfall, she wears
Her slow descent like a long cape
And pausing, on the final stair
Collects her motions into shape.

-- X. J. Kennedy

 
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At 9:31 PM, Blogger ARUNA said...

wat a name :)

 

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