Lights, Camera, Action!

Nothing too taxing for you today – in case you’re still nursing hangovers and digesting the overload of Christmas food. Hope you had a great time – I blinked and it was gone!

This post features a clever, light-hearted and brilliantly executed Wall Painting from Chamonix.  I would love to know the history behind this – so if anyone reading this knows who the artist(s) was, do drop me an e-mail. This work of art is situated opposite the Tourist Office in the Place du Triangle de l’Amitié at first floor level – behind one of the main shopping streets of Chamonix. This square is used for concerts and other events and celebrations, which might explain the content of the Artwork.

First of all, two close-ups. Here we have a film crew, the director, and the sound man with his boom (be patient, you’ll see the Mic shortly).

The film crew - click to enlarge

And then maybe fifteen yards further along the wall, beyond a cluster of women at an imagined upstairs window (we’ll come to them too), we have the ‘hoodlums’ – the Actors – apparently hanging out of another upstairs window.

The Hoodlums - click to enlarge

Put it all together – and the scene in total looks like this……

click to enlarge

[NB this last image was photo-merged in Photoshop from two images that were never taken with the intention that they might be later ‘stitched’.  But Photoshop obliged although the resulting perspective is a little bizarre].

How about that for a really imaginative piece of wall painting? It makes me smile every time I look at it.

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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'.
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8 Responses to Lights, Camera, Action!

  1. Jimi Jones says:

    Wow, Andy. These are really awesome works of art. What a talent to have the ability to create these, and on this scale no less. Nice work capturing these and processing so we can enjoy. 😉


  2. Dave DiCello says:

    These are so impressive Andy and you’ve captured them wonderfully! Excellent work dude.


  3. That made me smile as well Andy. This is super and you’ve done a great job of capturing and processing the image.


  4. Curt Fleenor says:

    These are just cool, great find Andy!


  5. Rick Louie says:

    They look so realistic from a distance! Very cool!


  6. What a unique set of images. Well done.


  7. Marc says:

    Thought the first photo had real people!! Well captured.


  8. Ha I thought someone make their photos into 3D.
    Nice work! Love your domain name. Brilliant!

    Happy New Year!


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