Street Song 3

I get on the train and I just stand about now that I don’t think of you
I keep falling over I keep passing out when I see a face like you
What am I coming to?
I’m gonna melt down

– Radiohead


20 responses

  1. Beautiful streetscapes – not knowing what’s around the corner. I love that about Europe and its mazes. Now a bottle of red wouldn’t look out of place on the bench in the last image with its shadow/sun patterns 🙂 PS re: Radiohead link – Knitting Factory on Feb 6? A consideration 😉

    January 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    • Oh yes, I completely agree, the mystery of the European streets are quite something else. And it’s exactly like what you said there, you never know what might be around the next narrow bend…

      Ah yes, Knitting factory sounds awesome! Last time I saw these blokes live was around 2000/2001, in Tel Aviv of all places.

      January 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

  2. gweaverii

    The composition of these photographs is superb. The cool colors and tones are perfect. These in black and white would not be as effective. A refreshingly original eye here. Thanks for posting.

    January 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

    • Thanks so much, that’s so kind of you! And you know what, for a while I did consider going b&w, but I think I made the right decision in the end…

      January 31, 2012 at 5:53 pm

  3. “Well it was a train that took me away from you / But a train can’t bring me home” (Tom Waits)

    Late light & closed doors. In these narrow streets of cobblestone I see myself walking faster & faster at least running. Feeling some kind of devil snapping after my heels. Or is it just the demons I can’t shake off. Running into the light, into the warmth & into the arms of yomeone to hold me & soothe my troubled mind. Another one of a kind essay, brother!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    January 31, 2012 at 8:24 am

    • Ah man, you read me like an open book, that’s what happened, that’s how it is/was (?). Thanks, brother.

      January 31, 2012 at 5:56 pm

  4. Kasia

    Great compositions, as usual ! There is quite a ghosts & shadows atmosphere in your pictures. Your series could be named “Remembrance of things past” 🙂

    January 31, 2012 at 8:56 am

    • Hi Kasia, thanks so much for the compliment! And yeah, I really like that title…

      January 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm

  5. I like your work so very much. Visually beautiful and always so atmospheric. Do you exhibit?

    February 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

    • No, I don’t unfortunately, seeing as I’m stuck in the middle of nowhere for the moment, but there is a gallery I’m considering approaching…So yeah, we’ll see what happens. Thanks so much.

      February 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      • I’m very pleased to hear that you’re considering it. I’m starting to feel I would recognise one of your images without being told it was yours. Hmm, that sounds ambiguous! What I mean is you have your own style!

        February 5, 2012 at 4:15 am

    • Now that is the single biggest compliment I have received in some time, thank you so much! I mean that’s what it’s about, creating & defining your personal style, which is such an incredibly challenging thing to even attempt. Cheers, Ashley, the comments really are much appreciated.

      February 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

  6. There is always somebody missing from your shots. Yes, the streets, the doors are there. But nobody walks them, nobody opens them. So much silence… It’s so much that you can hear it. Love all these!

    February 1, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    • Yes, that is a conscious decision I took, leaving the people out of my frame in order to amplify the sense of quiet and isolation found on the streets…Thanks, Sorin.

      February 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

  7. Yes, melt down! This is powerful and intense stuff, my friend, and I know where you’re at. The images are great – I especially like the top one and the third one down – those shots of doors are excellent – that third one down in particular, the more I look at it the more I see, all those subtle blue shades, and the whole design of the image is extremely good and well balanced. Great stuff, JP! Adrian

    February 3, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    • Ah, thanks so much my friend! You are too kind, you really are, but I appreciate it so much, so never stop ok, LOL. Yes, I’m especially pleased with how that third one turned out, it was one I didn’t have much hope for initially, but then, as it so often happens, something just ‘clicked’.

      February 5, 2012 at 8:37 am

  8. jolie série.

    February 3, 2012 at 9:57 pm

  9. Great shots.

    February 4, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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