Tuesday, May 12, 2009

An Inspiration?

I was looking at my friend, Frank Ayala's photo in the previous blog entry and something in my head told me that I had seen this, or something like this, before. Then it hit me.

Eroded Rock #51, Pt. Lobos, CA, 1930 by Edward Weston

Although one is a figure study and the other is a rockscape, I find them to be almost one and the same. What do you think? Let me know.


Anonymous said...

I do see the similarity you're talking about. I find frank's image intriguing because the sand has been groomed to follow the contours of her body which reminds me of ripples in a pond. The sand also resembles the shape of a heart (or at least to me) which creates positive emotion.

Randall Ellis said...

I see what you are talking about. I've done something similar before with driftwood (examples on my website in the driftwood gallery). Work of this sort is quite difficult and often relies on serendipity (and a good eye ), but it can be very rewarding. When I made the first image like this (a lion's face in a fallen tree, also on my site) it inspired me to look around for more examples. It took me a year to find the next one - in driftwood - but that long pause did nothing to diminish my inspiration.