I was always right
About the morning
Okay, I’m an old shoe

Danced above the blaze
Never stopped crawling
Over the black dunes

And I’m waiting for you
Waiting forever
Are you awake now, too?

– Wilco


21 responses

  1. Dig the trailer!

    February 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    • Yeah, it was quite the find as I really dig them too.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

  2. The second monochrome is captivating and striking, Sally

    February 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    • Thanks, Sally, glad to hear you like it!

      February 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

  3. Each one tells a different beautiful-sad story.
    (Image 5419 makes me think of a landscape within a landscape. A gorgeous image and series.)

    February 6, 2012 at 2:36 am

    • Ah, thanks so much, Karin. Yeah, this one is certainly close to the heart…

      February 7, 2012 at 11:39 am

  4. One of my favourite bands to go along with one of my favourite photographers that’s a blast, brother. Though we are in nowhereville I’m cheering inside. Memories of lonesomeness & rambling paired up with memories of one of the greatest concerts I’ve ever been to, JP: Wilco last year in Berlin.

    “Never stopped crawling over the black dunes” … I’m already gone over that hills, stranded in nowhereville with just a bottke of wine to pass over to my ally, a car to get us out of here but we’re so drowned in beauty. No escape at last. Great, man, just great!

    All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

    February 6, 2012 at 8:04 am

    • You know, I actually discovered ‘Wilco’ on your site some time ago (when I first discovered those inspiring images of yours), so I should say thanks for that as they are absolutely incredible. They write some of the most haunting music I have ever come across, and I can just imagine what a treat it must have been for you to see them live in concert.

      Yeah, let’s share that bottle of wine, let’s have another swig and see what the road has in store, today, and tomorrow. On we travel.

      Thanks, brother.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

      • Brother, I’m glad & thankful at the same time to sow the Wilco seed. I raise my glass, JP. Put in that old casette, start the engine & on we go.


        February 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

  5. Image 5419 intrigues me.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

    • Yeah, it immediately caught my eye as I walked past. If I remember correctly I think it was some sort of a weird outbuilding, may a toolshed or something…

      February 6, 2012 at 11:21 am

  6. Excellent sequence and nice discovering.
    Keep in touch.

    February 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    • Very kind of you, thanks so much! I especially love your street photography, so yeah, I’ll definitely be in touch.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

  7. JP – this is your most intriguing post so far… I too feel as if every image tells a story. There’s so much to interpret with each though there’s the common theme ~ even though it is Nowhereville, there is life. I am drawn to the last image especially.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    • You think so? Yeah, I suppose I do feel a lot of affinity towards this one…Thanks, Marina.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:42 am

  8. Great pictures and words, JP. You really are good at this deep, intense approach – no sure I can be so intense, maybe I’m just an images man! >>> living only for the pictures??? Your monochrome work is excellent, so many of them are so moody and atmospheric, and the words you choose to go with them are perfect matches. I like all of these shots – my favourite must be the dog I suppose, excellently composed and really benefitting from the off kilter angle. Good photographs!

    Oh yes, I logged in to Behance last night and used the link you sent, but although I had a username and password, the site just kept rejecting me! Will try again. Adrian

    February 11, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    • I’m so glad to hear you liked the dog one! Even though I really liked the shot, I still felt that it might not fit in with the rest of the series, so yeah, I’m really glad that you liked that one. No, I don’t think I’m necessarily being intense, it’s more of an approach I suppose (a very taxing one!), and living only for the pictures certainly sounds like a damn good one to me! Much less exhausting, LOL.

      Thanks so, so much for all the kind words, Adrian, you now I appreciate it with all my heart.

      Stay well, my friend.

      P.S Oh yes, and cheers again for checking out my portfolio over at behance.

      February 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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  10. The dog one and the caravan one are my favourites here. Not sure why, they just are.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

  11. elmediat

    An excellent sequence of well done compositions. Film Noir sensibilities are very effectively portrayed.

    February 14, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    • What a compliment, as film noir sensibilities is something that’s very close to my heart indeed. Thanks so much!

      February 14, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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