The Kiss

 

The Kiss One of the images from Barlife now showing at HIPhttp://www.davidmorrisphotographer.com/exhibitions.xhtml
The Kiss. Milano

The Kiss

This photograph was unexpected. I wasn’t in the bar for long which was dark and noisy and held not much promise. It wasn’t until later that I realized I had captured something special.

A sudden moment of passion, and human existence is caught in an instant; I didn’t know how I felt about the image, it isn’t the kind of photograph I would set out to capture.

I like the intrigue of the composition, the kiss dominates, but the couple close to us also have an unfolding story, and then there is someone alone on the edge of light.

What’s the story here?

Grab your opportunities while you can my friend and, do it with passion, be Italian, or remain on the outside, an observer like the figure in the shadows.

You might have an opinion of photographing people in public places?

I would like to hear it.

http://davidmorrisphotographer.com/whistle/index.php/2015/10/16/your-rights-to-take-photographs-in-public/

Some Barlife images now on show at The Gallery Norfolk 60 St Giles, Norwich and also available from the Bircham Gallery Holt

More Barlife images here:                                 http://www.davidmorrisphotographer.com/porfolio_index/Barlife_index.xhtml

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Living in apartments

Living in apartments : Naples An image from Barlife exhibition at HIP
Living in apartments : Infrared photograph

LIVING IN APARTMENTS Naples

We booked a cheap room at a big rambling hotel that had seen better days a few streets from the railway station in Naples.

Edward Hopper would have approved; a vast mortuary of a room with a wrist-slitting ambience, it held a huge angular bed whose wafer thin blankets held not a shred of comfort.

If you booked in here feeling depressed, you wouldn’t make daybreak.

Outside on the streets it was teaming with rain. It felt like the opening frames of Blade Runner.

Abject poverty, dark alleyways, an air of menace, rubbing shoulders with stunning architecture and some of the friendliest people in Europe.

Neapolitans you feel, have life by the throat.

The Italians cross their roads at any point of their choosing, with the casual air of ‘you dare and try and run me over’, while their drivers respond gratefully with, ‘thanks, I think I will’.

An infrared camera caught the mood of what we saw. Everywhere you looked there was a photograph, either waiting to be taken, or about to happen.

I’m going back

Some Barlife images now on show at The Gallery Norfolk 60 St Giles, Norwich and also available from the Bircham Gallery Holt

More Barlife images here:                            http://www.davidmorrisphotographer.com/porfolio_index/Barlife_index.xhtml

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Alone together

Alone together : an image from BARLIFE now on show at HIP http://www.davidmorrisphotographer.com/exhibitions.xhtml
Alone together : Milano

Alone together

There was a time when everything rocked, you talked to everybody, and everybody talked to you. Your life follows a rhythm just like a bar; there were the noisy times, the good times, the times you made and met all your friends, and then before you know it your little run of luck is through.

Now it is a quiet time. The end of the night.

Time to check your money, and wonder what is left.

Some Barlife images now on show at The Gallery Norfolk 60 St Giles, Norwich and also available from the Bircham Gallery Holt

More Barlife images here:                            http://www.davidmorrisphotographer.com/porfolio_index/Barlife_index.xhtml

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