All over London is fantastic Sculptures and Art work.
These guys are at Canary Wharf, London and by,
1978-79 Studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art, London.
1980 Studied at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art.
1981-84 Studied at Newport College of Art, South Wales.
Giles has developed his sculptural work from a two dimensional background having been trained in formal painting. It is interesting to see that most of his ideas usually translate into an abstracted version of the human form. He conveys emotions and feelings through the visual use of the figure, and often portrays an innocent humorous quality. Ideas initiated as drawings are often developed at a later stage into sculpture, or vice versa. His fondest way of working is in relief, which he believes is half way between sculpture and drawing.
Just south of Cabot Square, at the bottom of Cubitt Steps by the side of Mackenzie Walk. Because they are not facing each other, one wonders whether these two characters know each other or not.
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r_bodenschatz (171) 2014-02-22 1:00
I'm not a friend of black & white photos, but this one looks really good.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-22 4:15
love this! So perfectly composed and executed so that the effect is both original, compelling and arty in its own way. Love the use of monochrome here too, makes for a powerful image. Well done!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-22 4:59
Perfect choice of B&W it enhances the sheen and lustre on this ET's face :-) Like the way you have filled the frame with the close up of the sculpture. Great shot, like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (53000) 2014-02-23 0:32
Dobar tekst o Giles Penny ...
Lep pogled na skulpturu ...
Dobar snimak ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana skulptura.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good article about Giles Penny ...
Nice view of the sculpture ...
Good video sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated sculptures.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-02-25 7:59
Hi Iain - This really appeals to me. The B&W conversion is perfect for the subject and I like the minimal composition with the two heads facing in opposite directions and one behind the other. You have captured a lovely sheen on the surface of the sculpture which shows off the smooth, tactile surface very attractively. Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2014-02-26 14:05
Sculpture has become one of my favourite subjects to shoot and this is a beauty. It's a thought provoking statue, and your shot of it is is really nicely taken. Slightly off centre is perfect, allowing us to see the backdrop. And black and white emphasizes the thoughts you mention as to whether or not these two know each other or are strangers in a big busy city. Beautifully done.
Thanks for sharing
mcmtanyel (14245) 2014-02-27 16:44
I like the smooth, shiny surfaces of these robot-like statues. Well spotted and nicely rendered.
ourania (32825) 2014-02-28 8:56
I like very much your presentation and interpretation of this artwork. You composed and framed this picture very effectively, giving it great perspective and balance and adding character to the statues and a story to your frame. There's very fine depth and the monochrome offers lovely tones, textures and sheens. The expressions are strongly connected and there's an intriguing atmosphere too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,