clearlyPosted: March 6, 2008
This month has started off in a strange mood. Nothing in particular has happened, but something just seems off. Do you ever get that kind of feeling? There has been a slight cold I went through, and a small break to my routine wth a few extra days off work this week, but somehow it just seems I can't shake this feeling of general oddness. Especially this week. Maybe any change to my routine is not a very good thing. I must be getting old. :P Being a bit ill in the end of February also meant that I wasn't able to do my little mini-project in between colours, so I have to wait and see how all things pink go to find some time for the ideas I have in my head at the moment.
Trying to shake this weird feeling I went out after work yesterday with my camera. It is so nice that the light is more available now, or in normal person terms, days are longer and it isn't dark when I leave work. And when it comes to the whole Project Rainbow thing this can only be a good thing. I seem to have a bit of a stop-start momentum going on with it. But luckily I'm not beating myself about either (for now). The photo above was actually taken in February, and not officially in the pink month. But how could I resist snapping this moment and that fabulous coat? There really are no rules as such to the whole project if you have a look a the flickr page. Just 20 photos of the seven colours. I've only given myself some loose guidelines and time limits to motivate myself if anything else. But enough blabbing, more photos. ;)
Actually, let's get rid of the pink photos to start off with, since we were on topic. I went to clear my head a bit in the British Museum yesterday, but more about that later. This lovely emo-pinkness walked into my project voluntarily. Those Hard Rock Cafe bags were everywhere in the museum yesterday. I didn't even know it was still cool to go to that place. ;)
And this lovely pinkness was running around the Great Court for a while. I almost gave up on trying to snap her and her great pink drawing until she had had enough and had to wait for mummy to finish her boring call.
I also caught my red head finally. Well, couple months late for the red theme, but I couldn't resist this one either. This was before I went in British Museum, just around the corner from it actually. Brunswick Square has come up trumps in the past year after having major renovations. If you ever are in the British Museum I can recommend finding the Montague Place exit, taking a right, walking across Russell Square, past the tube station and to Brunswick Square. Pop around just for the atmosphere in this tiny charming corner of London. And for the quality of coffee at Carluccio's.
Not Carluccio's. Maybe they are thinking about better coffee…
Not Carluccio's either, but the sign was quite funny – and true.
The architecture is quite stunning in Brunswick Square I should say. So much so that some people are trying to support it as much as they can. I really liked the lines in this. Must be influenced by another favourite photographer, or something. ;)
Back in the British Museum… told you those Hard Rock Cafe bags were everywhere! Tourists are a bit of an easy target really, I should know better to snap away at them, but I really liked the juxtaposing in this, and I managed to squeeze in a visual bum-joke in there as well. :D
I really love the light in museums and galleries. It's like having professional lighting available to you, all you need to do is show up and wait for people to do something great. Like these two (I bet they were Finnish actually), beautifully, yet a bit blurrily, choreographered to mirror the statues in the background. You couldn't make it up if you wanted to…
And the final part of this post I would like to dedicate as a photo essay and a study called "Men in Museums":
Couldn't make it up if I wanted to… ;)