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The Doctor

This image was completely inspired by shots that I had seen by Jide and Silbo. Unfortunately Silbo's has been deleted from his archive. This was shot in Dublin last October.

All the best. mal

http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Main_Man/2/

The Doctor

This image was completely inspired by shots that I had seen by Jide and Silbo. Unfortunately Silbo's has been deleted from his archive. This was shot in Dublin last October.

All the best. mal

http://alakija.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Main_Man/2/

comments (41)

A striking composition, mal. I like it.
  • Kay
  • 29 Jun 2007, 05:25
I love your black and white pics, Mal. Very artistic, and classy too smile
Agree with Kay, Malcolm. Your B&W pictures are really amazing. This one especially, probably because of the subject. Disturbing and fascinating too.
  • Jon
  • UK
  • 29 Jun 2007, 08:20
Invasion of the body snatchers! Well, not really, but you get the idea? Creepy aren't they. Good exposure and dof.
What a shot !!!
  • Claude
  • France
  • 29 Jun 2007, 09:54
Superb composition and great use of DOF! Another beautiful shot, Mal!
Great composition and use of dof. Goes to my likey's as an example for myself.
Thanks for sharing.
  • Marcello
  • Salerno, Italy
  • 29 Jun 2007, 11:46
An elegant B&W image, Mal. Amazing how a even a mannequin can come to life in a properly shot photo!
  • Lisa
  • Warsaw
  • 29 Jun 2007, 11:59
What a bunch of dummies... I thought is was a good craic in Dublin? Rich, shirley and Dave look dead bored.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 29 Jun 2007, 12:16
Lovely B&W, I have one of these shots of these manequins, maybe one day I will post it up, but for now this B&W is really really good grin

Suby
always amazed hw u guys come up with these striking images. very nice one mal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jun 2007, 12:51
Oh mummy, oh mummy blue, oh mummy
I would rather be a human than a snail, yes I would!smile

Excellent shot. You can now change the focus to each of the heads in turn and have 2 more pictures to blog.
  • Otto K.
  • Atlanta, US
  • 29 Jun 2007, 13:10
Very, very nice, Mal. Like this a lot.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 29 Jun 2007, 15:22
What a sci-fi feel, Mal! They have eyes but don't see. Another little sermonette, I see. smile
such a good DOF! did you shoot that in a shop or do you keep heads at home ?
Nice one Mal - I think dummy's make such a good subject. This shot reminds me of a book by Hanif Kareshi called "The Body" - I bet you can guess the story line! Excellent shot.
Mike
Slightly disturbing but still an excellent image Mal. Lovely tonal range - back on track again!! David.
  • Les Auld
  • Southport UK
  • 29 Jun 2007, 21:18
Classic depth of field shot, looks good in B&W, well presented.
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 29 Jun 2007, 23:33
I recall seeing those autons in the doctor. You have done a nice job of glamourising those beasts. Don't know how long you waited for a blurry though. Great addition to the head shots were have seen.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Jun 2007, 01:11
Splendid capture, Mal. Another oblique reference to von Daniken?
Composition is superb.
I don't know why, but we all seem to want to relate to mannequins.
My picture on this subject is here [ http://www.all-my-world.com/pblog/images/partygirls7_19feb2007.jpg ]
I also have wriiten a story about the discovery of this Sect [ http://www.all-my-world.com/pblog/index.php?m=02&y=07&d=20&entry=entry070220-044444 ], which you might find somewhat amusing.
  • BobC
  • leeds
  • 30 Jun 2007, 20:43
I must say this is one of my favourites! Very simple concept but perfectly executed and I find it very spooky! Too many episodes of the Avengers and hiding behind the sofa with Doctor Who, lol!
  • Samuel
  • Rouen
  • 1 Jul 2007, 09:59
Excellent DoF and compo. Also love the grey tonal range. Good job again, Sir Mal smile
  • Urv
  • 1 Jul 2007, 11:23
I would love to see a dark room print of this rather than digital. O n the right fiber paper, man this would be even more amazing. Great shot, I just don't think digital does the range of greys justice in this sort of shot, one of the times a print would be best.
very creepy, very cool... a verse of radiohead's fake plastic trees does suit this pic...
  • Freddy
  • Rome, Italy
  • 2 Jul 2007, 09:10
Very lovely image Mal. I would want to be able to express to words how much appeals to this photo to me but my English does ot allow it, I am sorry :-(
  • Gary
  • 2 Jul 2007, 17:33
cool shot Mal,
  • mahomo
  • u.k.
  • 3 Jul 2007, 02:01
wonderful use of dof, i'm a sucker for repeating geometric shpes wink
Lovely shot Mal. nice work with DOF.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 3 Jul 2007, 19:25
I love this, reminds me of Bladerunner. Great.
  • Jimbo
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • 4 Jul 2007, 05:06
Oh Mal, that's terrific! Perfect use of DoF. Slightly scary, too.
  • Frank
  • Germany
  • 4 Jul 2007, 08:36
Beautiful dof. Very nice post processing.
Very nice. DOF is great. I have my hair styled like this! All the best, Dave.
  • Suby
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 5 Jul 2007, 01:48
Mal. this site may interest you :d

http://outafocus.my-expressions.com/index.html

Suby
Beautiful
Very nice picture! I like it in b/w and the dark mood
nicely done. youve captured the detail in the face very well.

your anti-spam sucks cheese! 3 times a charm.
Great composition ! and perfect B&W... wink
cool shot!
Reminds me of the "body snatcher" stories where the new human body is forming but has not yet been imbued with a soul. Very spooky, very well done.
brilliant dof
I LIKE THIS, A LOT... I have one like it, i might be posting it up sometime soon.

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