The artist examines the finished piece.
A series of pictures taken on a drizzly day during a visit to the Lapidiales artists' residency in the French commune of Port-d'Envaux in the département of Charente-Maritime.
Some information about Les Lapdiales freely extracted from the French website Culturebox:
For twelve years, the Lapidiales site has offered a residence out of the ordinary to contemporary sculptors of all nationalities. Artists are busy building gigantic and fantastic stone sculptures with a view to giving future generations a work in perpetual creation.
The person behind the project is Alain Tenenbaum. Actor, director, designer and sculptor himself, he spends his life in shaping his feelings. Each sculpture represents the culture, history, the sensitivity of the artist. These stay in residence on the site for a period of time developing a theme from the four elements: water, earth, air and fire, thus giving meaning and coherence to the creation of the site as a whole.
Les Lapidiales is set in a former limestone quarry open to the elements. Visitors are welcome at any time and there is no charge for entry.
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Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-24 1:20
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with artist at work, nice face to face, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (76908) 2013-10-24 1:42
A very interesting scene.
Good reportage shot.
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice day
timecapturer (36972) 2013-10-24 3:52
love studies like this. They are so evocative and really fascinating. This capture is not only expressive but totally compelling and original. Superbly detailed and a captivating presentation.
Regards - Brian.
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-10-24 4:12
Good to include the artist with their finished work and the high key tones contrast well against the darker bg to give superb graphism. Good sharpness and the other sculpture at left balances the composition. Well framed and composed. Tfs!
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-10-24 4:32
namaste, a very good composition with the artist with his artwork. Excellent colour tone and nice depth. The light is superbly managed.Tight framing. Very well done. Tfs.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-10-24 5:13
On dirait qu'il est en contemplation devant son oeuvre, ou peut-être est il songeur concernant le produit fini. J'aime voir la poussière blanche sur ses mains.
Nicou (105629) 2013-10-24 6:31
fantastique vue de3 cet artisant en train de façonner sa statue ce blanc et la verse bleue les mains quelle belle scène et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2013-10-24 6:33
Nice picture showing us this job of an artist. Good reportage and nice view.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-10-24 6:49
fantastic scene you capture of art work. Great POV and great composed image. Well done. Best regards,
williewhistler (9787) 2013-10-24 8:17
I do like the way that you have managed to capture the sculptress admiring her handiwork, the expression on her face is delightful.
I also enjoy the piece of sculpture above her shoulder which balances the scene very nicely.
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-25 6:14
Stephen, I love the expression of intense concentration on the artist's face as he examines his work. Nice moment in time. The odd mask on the left is also pretty interesting. Thanks.
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-10-25 8:05
a closer and more intimate view of a smaller work but one no less fine than the behemoths you shared in your recent shots from here. That sculpture is fantastically detailed and I like that you caught this while the artist looks like he is engaged in a staring contest. I am really pleased to have learned of this place through your gallery
Graal (92110) 2013-10-25 23:31
nice scene and interesting reportage in one. Good portrait of artist. Sculptures are attractive, a bit modern. Well photo-work.
Have a nice WE.
ourania (18506) 2013-10-30 13:00
I like very much the moment you captured, it's like a silent dialogue between artist and work of art. You've achieved superb lighting and sharpness and it's interesting to see how the the scene in the foreground stands out and captivates our interest in spite of the numerous details that surround it. The artist has really isolated himself and his creation from the surroundings and you've captured the scene so well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 23:57