A few more film noir

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KFoisy
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A few more film noir
Feb 28, 2012

Hi folks,
Though you might enjoy a few more M9 film noir style images.

Cheers,
Kevin

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In reply to KFoisy, Feb 28, 2012

The last one, of course. Although all your "film noir" images, this one included, have a common shortcoming: while visually valid, they lack semantic substance. One cannot be scared of nothing, if you know what I mean.
Here, just a few of examples:

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Feb 28, 2012

Hi Irakly,

Thanks for your comments. I am not sure that I do understand you though. Are you saying that you define the film noir style as "scary images?" If so, your interpretation of film noir is quite different from mine. Film noir style is a low-key, highly dramatic style of photography. Not necessarily hollywood, scary, or anything else. It's a general style of photography.

I've researched it and worked with a pro that specializes in film noir.

I'm not encouraging debate here but I am interested in your thoughts on the issue.

Thanks,
Kevin

Irakly Shanidze wrote:

The last one, of course. Although all your "film noir" images, this one included, have a common shortcoming: while visually valid, they lack semantic substance. One cannot be scared of nothing, if you know what I mean.
Here, just a few of examples:

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In reply to KFoisy, Feb 28, 2012

Hello kevin,

Your first and last one represente very well your title, IMHO .

Thanks for sharing.

Hugues.

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In reply to KFoisy, Mar 1, 2012

Greetings Kevin,

Well done and difficult too pull off successfully!. My favorite is the last one. It has a mystery about it.

My Best,
Leo33(Emil)

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Thank you Emil!

Leo33 wrote:

Greetings Kevin,

Well done and difficult too pull off successfully!. My favorite is the last one. It has a mystery about it.

My Best,
Leo33(Emil)

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In reply to hughf, Mar 1, 2012

Thank you Hugues!

Kevin

hughf wrote:

Hello kevin,

Your first and last one represente very well your title, IMHO .

Thanks for sharing.

Hugues.

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In reply to KFoisy, Mar 1, 2012

my fav # 3
you can make a nice story...
Thanks for sharing and your insight ...
different from Iraklys
Best wishes to both of you.
Keep them coming... he he

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In reply to Maphou, Mar 2, 2012

Thanks for your kind words Emile

Kevin

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my fav # 3
you can make a nice story...
Thanks for sharing and your insight ...
different from Iraklys
Best wishes to both of you.
Keep them coming... he he

Emile
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rebfoto/

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Mar 3, 2012

Great pictures, I liked nr 5 a lot but nr 3 is special, it was the one I came back to check once more. So minimal yet it makes you think about the possible stories.

The last one, I liked the tones and composition however I would prefer one without a body lying there, that would be more mysterious for me.

I enjoyed your shots a lot. Cheers

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In reply to KFoisy, Mar 3, 2012

Nice shots. Number three is my favorite,

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All are nice, but the first one is my favorite.

George

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In reply to Irakly Shanidze, Mar 4, 2012
  1. 5 is fanoirtastic!

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