A little news from my studio…Early April morning in Hyde Park, London. Sun rays through early mist. Before the foliage you can better enjoy the sculptural shapes of trees.
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A simple picture? Yes, it is a simple picture but I’ve worked on this more than most.Normally, lots of joggers and people walking their dogs this time of the day; enigmatically, none were in focus when I shot this picture.
I’ve deleted the Royal Albert Hall and the awful colonial monument at the end of the left path; a picture can also be about what you don’t see! Both paths now end in – well, nowhere. And the sky is slightly pink.To the left and right I made the trees stop well before the edge; in reality they continue, of course. I felt the motif itself invited me to experiment with essentials such as depth, space and time (lessness) and simplicity. So during the process, this field with these trees became a stage with actors in an un-arranged tableau vivant. Visitors to my gallery mainly see the fork in the road or point to not knowing where the journey ends – kind of existential perspectives. Or they simply love trees, morning sun and simplicity. I’m happy if my images causes many different associations in the viewer’s mind. I took the picture while visiting London to see David Hockney’s exhibition at The Royal Academy. I wonder what he could make out of this as a painting. You know, he doesn’t like photography. Or so he says. I am working on this image in a few different editions, one among them will be black-grey-white, perhaps one inverted – or working with the light to become late afternoon. I feel there is more to explore, the light in particular. I invite you to tell me what you think. “Hyde Park Tableu Vivant” 2012
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Jan Öberg Lund, Sweden May 14, 2012