“Then and Now” – Ojai, California – Betina La Plante
Talk about creative ideas. I love this one! I suspect Betina’s idea should go viral eventually and inspire a lot of other photographers to try the same concept in interesting ways. What do you think?
The idea of people holding images to their faces is not a new one, by any means. People have photographed themselves replacing their own faces with shots from fashion magazines, album covers, etc. Early this year I saw the poster for the movie “Ides of March”, which shows half of Ryan Gosling’s face holding up a folded Time magazine with half George Clooney’s face on it to complete the ‘whole’. I thought that was a cool concept, but how much cooler would it be to use the same subject on both sides, depicting the passage of time on their face. I’d been helping Terence go through many of his old photographs, in order to choose which ones to include in his new memoir, so I knew I had some great straight on shots to work with, from when he was in his 30s. It was a last minute idea before he went to shoot a movie in Canada, but he was up to try it.
I had an hour to scan and print up several varying sizes of the photo that Terence is holding, in order to come up with the best life-size match.
This – though not entirely ingenious – is brilliant and I love that it was black and white! Then and now is most definitely amongst my top favourites. He was quite the looker back in his days
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by J.K. Rowling (click to learn more)
The Casual Vacancy
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock.
Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.
Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…Pagford is not what it first seems.
And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?
Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
(excerpt from littlebrown.co.uk)
I am so so looking forward to reading this. Mrs. Rowling is one of my top favourite authors of all time, #1 actually, and this being her first adult novel I’m curious what her writing will be like, I mean this isn’t Harry Potter so she’s written from a different angle, please forgive me for stating the obvious but I have this weird compulsion to explain myself (I’ve haven’t slept a wink, thanks coffee).
Happy Chinese New Year!! Being a Dragon myself, I would like to share some fun facts that I found about the Dragon Year with you all :) I hope you enjoy!
The Dragon personality: The Dragon is a creature of myth and legend. A symbol of good fortune and sign of intense power, the Oriental Dragon is regarded as a divine beast - the reverse of the malicious monster that Westerners felt necessary to find and slay.