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El Yesi, Self-portrait
Top 10 Wired readers' self-portraits, as chosen by other readers. (Extra credit: I'll bet regular TOP readers can guess my favorite one. Not before choosing your favorite one, of course.)
Mike (Thanks to Kevin Bourque)
Posted on Monday, 24 March 2008 at 11:39 AM | Permalink
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Is it Bad Hair Day, the one with the shadow of the tree coming out of the guy's head? That's my favorite anyway!
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 11:58 AM
I try to. I'm a computer geek by day and a photographer by night, so Wired really punches me right in my demographic.
The photography in Wired is usually pretty interesting.
Chris Norris |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 12:00 PM
Aesthetically speaking I like #2 a lot. As native of the Southwest who lives in the Boston area, I really miss the kind of open space represented in this image. I also like the use of lines to fame the jumping central figure, and the way the shadow gives meaning to an otherwise empty lower right hand corner.
of the remainder: The woman sneaking ice cream fits my mode of life; #3 also strikes a cord. For some reason it brought to mind Munch's "The Scream.' (Umm, searching for fatty foods, and mental anguish--a disturbing pattern perhaps.)
Alexander Vesey |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 12:06 PM
It's the most striking.
David Bennett |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 12:31 PM
"Is it Bad Hair Day, the one with the shadow of the tree coming out of the guy's head? That's my favorite anyway!"
Extra credit for you. Black-and-white, [presumably] unmoles...er, unmanipulated. The tree branches imply at least a neural network, if not actual wiring...or maybe, symbolically, the emanation of ideas....
Mike Johnston |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 12:38 PM
I like 2 too. Er, also.
Mike Johnston |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 12:39 PM
Baron Von Foss
Christopher Lane |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 01:09 PM
I have become a fan of Wired. It's really one of the few magazines I can pick up and be consistently interested (and a lot of the time, even educated) from front to back. I've picked it up the past few times I've traveled and I'm considering a subscription.
Some interesting images here... I, too, like the tree head, and the two floating guys make for interesting pictures too.
Adam Lanigan |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 01:32 PM
Simple. To the Point... and cool/cold, too.
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 02:02 PM
I must be frequenting the right blog after all.... I liked the tree head best and I'm so glad it was your favourite too. The only one that was a true photograph??
Robin P |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 02:14 PM
Uh, oh Mike!
Your favourite picture (and mine, too) was taken with a cell phone. Sign of the times ...
Christoph Hammann |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 03:22 PM
Number Three, the fog, the road curving away
to where? So much of the photograph speaks
to me of my current being.
Bryce Lee |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 03:29 PM
I like #2 - The setting, sky and shadows are sort of Dali-esque. (I wish the main subject wasn't centered, but that's just nitpicking.)
John Frendreiss |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 03:40 PM
It looks like "Alice" is shot looking down at a TLR of some sort.
John Willard |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 05:24 PM
#8 speaks to me best, because the hue projects the emotion of cold so well, and I like the gritty quality. Makes it feel bitingly cold. Could have been shot in Hawaii with swim trunks and flip flops on, but it makes me shiver anyways...I like #1 too, B&W is a great way to simplify and make the contrasting elements stand out. I imagine how hard it would be for me to print it out as well as it displays. All in all a great collection, and I'm a Wired subscriber.
Jim Allen |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 07:16 PM
Apropos #2: Dali-esque. I had not though of that, but I like it. Yes, it would be interesting to see it with a bit different framing; perhaps with a bit more of the left brought in by moving the camera a bit left-forward from the original position.
Alexander Vesey |
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 08:46 PM
oooh, oooh, i picked Bad Hair Day as your fave..and also mine! It's cool, grainy, subtle, creative and mysterious.
Monday, 24 March 2008 at 11:44 PM
I made my decision already on the thumbnails
definitely bad hair day - because it is very "lee friedland- ish "
least technically gimmicky , funny , simple,
and with intellectual l depth :-)
100% best .
Jann Lipka |
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 at 02:57 AM
It's the girl with the ice cream that does it for me! In truth I liked all of them which, for me and my normal reaction to competition images, is a surprise!
Marten Collins |
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 at 05:27 AM
Bad hair day- because it's less contrived then the others (or a least appears to be)
Sean keane |
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 at 01:04 PM
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