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Me, my devil and hell

More self portrait rubbish - yes, you are allowed to take the **********! lol

Bumped into Ginnie and Donica at the airport yesterday, http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/ a huge pleasure it was to.

all the best. mal

Me, my devil and hell

More self portrait rubbish - yes, you are allowed to take the **********! lol

Bumped into Ginnie and Donica at the airport yesterday, http://ginniehart.shutterchance.com/ a huge pleasure it was to.

all the best. mal

comments (36)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 27 Nov 2007, 00:13
Oh no now there are TWO. Love the blue, but you know we want to see it in B&W as well.
This shot seems to have a lot of tension in it? Looks like you're about to confront yourself...
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2007, 00:34
Looks like you are zooming off into the future. These moving walkway shots are a good idea!
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2007, 01:15
What airport ? Those two are going to see themselves coming one day. Ok it's official, I like this one Mal.

J
Another nice shot Mal.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Nov 2007, 03:07
Very creative thinking in evidence here, mal...
If I understand it correctly, you've dumped your old 5D, fitted with your crappiest lense [probably the one with permanent vaseline smear damage], on the mech footpath, hoping some seeing-impaired person will kick it and damage it so badly that you will have to get the insurance company to replace it with the imminently available 5D mach2.

Your nodding head suggests you are trying to exert mind control over the poor doddery old coot approaching stage-front...didn't work, of course, 'cos Alzheimer's beat you to the control switch.

Later, you've washed the whole image in purifying blue as an act of penitence...that should keep the devil at arm's length for a little while.
  • Lesley
  • Montreal, Canada
  • 27 Nov 2007, 03:37
Love the perspective and slight blur here. Funny how you and your reflection came out with slightly different expressions.
malcolm in a blue movement.. not hell... life.
stylin' shoes! wink what is with those flat escalator things? thats just messed up
Brilliant idea! Had you planned this shot before you got to the airport? I know for sure, that if I had tried to set up this shot, me, my luggage and my camera, would have ended up in a heap at the end of the walkway. lol! I really like this, I feel as though I am travelling with you. (:o)
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2007, 08:19
one day you'll forget that camera....good work...and a fellow chrome dome i see!!
Wow ! Very well done and I like your title too smile
  • Shakara
  • London , England
  • 27 Nov 2007, 08:22
Sure looks like futuristic sci-fi stuff . Well done
Not one of your better images here sad, in fact a little disappointed here, well this is confirmation Mal is indeed human.
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 27 Nov 2007, 10:52
Inclined to agree with Suby on this one Mal, damn inconsiderate of the airports authority to not provide a stable platform for your camera for 4.5 seconds, damn inconsiderate grin So where are the girls, very poor of you to do self portraits whilst they were aroundgrin Many regards, Neil.
Great shot Mal. The lighting is superb. I like the idea
I love your self portraits, Mal. This one deserves a song:
http://media.putfile.com/Meloncholy-Blues---Queen
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 27 Nov 2007, 11:29
HA! Was this before or after we saw you, Mal! Or was this even at Amsterdam's Schiphol (to answer Johnny's question)? How you had the time and forethought to rig this up before the moving sidewalk plunked you off is beyond me. I think it's genius of you and wonderfully creative. I bet S/S and/or Neil would never have even thought of doing this!!!
Superb take on the selfportrait, Malesque style!! Well done, very well done, did I congratulate you on onexposure already?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 27 Nov 2007, 13:53
The one on the right looks ready to shout bungee. The one on the left seems to be in shock for what the one on the right is planning.

I like this picture. Let those who can do better self-portraits stand up and be counted smile You see it is just the two of you.
  • pixelpixie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Nov 2007, 14:15
Parallel universes visualised! Hugh Everett would be chuffed to bits.

No such thing as the devil and hell, just our own inner demons and we've only got ourselves to blame for listening to them.

I can't help it but you haven't got my attention in this image smile it's that bent knee beyond you and his reflection.

Love your thinking.
  • Chris
  • Lost in space!
  • 27 Nov 2007, 17:42
Faster than a speeding bullet again I see, where's your red cape then Mal? wink I'm going to have to try these out, unfortunately the 1930's ex London Underground trains we have aren't quite nippy enough! tongue
  • PhotoSam
  • London, U.K.
  • 27 Nov 2007, 18:41
i do like it...and he intensity of your expresison (in opposition or due to narcisissm i wonder?)...but ur good enough to take some criticism...doesnt have the depth of the previous one...presume u have tried bw?
hope this doesnt sound too sexist but if you were female id say it was the wrong time of the month and you were about to bite someones head clean off,lol, great idea though....tim
Oh my god...you're never going to believe this...I agree with Suby! Yep you heard it here first, I agree with the lovable big guy! I do love the flow and warp speed effect but I think you are a little too out of focus in this one. sad
  • Ellie
  • here on my chair
  • 27 Nov 2007, 22:52
Is it my imagination or does it look as if your reflection's wearing glasses?

I like the idea and I'm jealous you've managed to meet Ginnie and Donica, but I'm sorry Mal sad this picture doesn't 'do it' for me, not really. There's something not right, it might be the broad flash of white going across that sort of blocks the view point .. not sure.
I was hoping that in my month away you would have become a really crap photographer, but you've disappointed me once again! All the best, Dave.
  • Astrid
  • The netherlands
  • 28 Nov 2007, 15:17
Love the idea of this picture, first I thought you were in a big blue room but later I saw the escalater, well done.
  • Ferdi
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2007, 10:51
Love the lines and the colors...
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 29 Nov 2007, 15:41
well i can't agree with the dissenters. The streak of light are wonderful and i think the softness exagerates the feeling of uneasiness and ghosts within. great stuff mate
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 30 Nov 2007, 00:40
Cool shot! Lots of movements and tension.
Less important it is the photography here. To my the attention calls much to me the idea. The idea, is the one that has made great to the photo! smile
Better late than never. It has taken me 2 days to read all the comments.

A very original self portrait.

I reel in disbelief at some of the negative comments.

I know Mal doesn't need me to defend him but it would seem that success breeds churlishness. How many of the dissenters can muster 30 plus comments in support of their efforts, the majority of which are overwhelmingly approving.
bracing your self for an icy blue storm. cool shot....
Gosh, I wish we had one of those people-movers where I live... Great photo--very atmospheric.
looks like you're in an vortex.

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