THE ANTI-POSE

Yes it is here and there is no escape! The jury has spoken and it’s fair to say there never was a jury as divided as this. It’s a good thing I did not put them in a room together or there would have been a raucous. That I could not have handled, especially with the WordPress problems I’m encountering at the moment. I’m truly sorry I am so late with the result for the BLOW-UP OF ALL PROPORTIONS competition.

As I said the jury just could not agree. Not only elected each of them a different number one, they could not agree on anything. To underline the capricious nature of our fashion specialists, just two of the poseurs were mentioned twice, all the others only once. It’s not been easy to make sense of this for a simple movie maniac like me. I mean, I like a complicated storyline without a clear plot, but this is ridiculous.

 

So in THIRD PLACE is pose 19. It grabbed the attention of two of the jurors and tickled their cinematic sensibilities. “Does he stroll in straight from the movie?” asked one. “Life is a movie” responded the other “Not only does the man look the part. He also affects the woman on the poster. She tries her hardest to seduce our poseur, but to no avail…sad really.”

 

19

19

In joint SECOND PLACE are poses 12 and 27 as two of the favorites of the jury. Pose 12 (monkey) puzzled one of our jurors so much by it’s “absurd and complex image” that she just had to watch. The image affected here probably more than even she realized, as she kept on saying “where the monkey comes out of the sleeve”…..

 

12

12

Also in SECOND PLACE is pose 27. This pose is rightly praised (as it it is my personal favorite) as “beautiful interplay between poster and poser, two become one. To be able to arch this far, it reaps its own rewards. In this case it also brings perfect symmetry and that’s always something to enjoy in a photograph.”

27

27

BUT IN FIRST PLACE AND THE WINNER IT’S POSE 28. Mentioned twice by the jury and the number 1 by one of them it edged 12 and 27. That’s what you get with these hipster jurors, I call it the ANTI-POSE. The jury praises the original use of the frame, it brings another dimension to the poster as if it’s evolved for a kind of Alex van Warmerdam movie. Another fine characteristic of the pose is that there is not a lot of it, so can you really see the poster. Those arguments are of course rock solid, so Michael congratulations, you are the WINNER and recipient of a blow-up photo of your pose.

 

28

28

I would like to thank everybody to join in the fun on opening day and for their careless joy for posing. All comments made by the jury can be found on the pose-sheet on TO BE NATURAL (click here ) IS SUCH A VERY DIFFICULT POSE TO KEEP UP . Thanks very much, my lovely jury, Wynn Heliczer, Nienke van Hofslot and Piet Paris to get with the spirit of things and of course thanks Sousha Arendse for all the shots. And in the style of Dee Dee Ramone I like to thank myself for still doing these things. Despite the hassle and stress, the f##$& digi-illiteracy and throwing away of moneys I still love doing it.

Cheers!!

 

 

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