While Ophelia (my previous post) has been officially called to be the face of Melbourne, this sculpture by Alison Waver and Paul Quinn is just as famous of the city's artistic landmarks. It is called "Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch" and features life-size statues. This was intended to be a humorous portrayal of Swanston, Batman, and Hoddle who helped to develop Melbourne city. However, because of the facial expressions of the statues, I have always associated them with Kafka's tale of Josef K. from the novel "The Trial", rather than the three pioneers.
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JFS (32027) 2013-02-19 5:10
We are neighbours today! And both in B&W! i like your pic a lot, something new and creative on TE! His regard is more surprising than terriying, well, it's my opinion.
Have a good day!
SnapRJW (18642) 2013-02-19 6:54
hello Izabela - B&W was a good choice here, it concentrates the eye on the textures and form of this very distinctive sculpture. Fascinating stuff. Warm regards Rosemary
kabel (991) 2013-02-19 9:02
Hello, excellent close up of the statue. Nice sidelighting on the face although it is a little hot in that lower right corner.
I love art work because it is a reflection of the society at the time.
Thank you for sharing this,
thebest (3370) 2013-03-11 0:11
Interesting notes that certainly put a smile on my face!!
Excellent sharpness & I like the close up approach as well - he does look a bit goggly eyed slightly scary me thinks!
fotka (2320) 2013-03-12 6:12
I like expression on this funny face. I remember these statues from my trip to Melbourne.
The photo in B&W look very good with an excellent dof, light and sharpness.
Didi (48872) 2013-04-13 11:25
Good game with lights and shades, very good sharp picture
- Copyright: Izabela Fedyszyn (Curious_Eye) (856)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-02-11
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10 D, Pentax SMC DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sculptures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-19 4:51