Skinny Man

he stands watch

the skinny man

the benevolent guardian of

hope’s illumination


he stands ready

the fearful man

a repository for worriment

consuming negativity

Skinny Man 2

This week’s Monochrome Monday is the second in my series of posts showing some of the ornaments my sister and I have around our house. Some of them are rather odd…

I quite enjoyed playing around with the editing of this statue. The first picture has very high contrast and clarity. I wanted to bring out the texture of the figure and highlight the light vs dark / hope vs fear theme of the poem. The second picture has much lower contrast and clarity, giving it quite a ghostly effect. I felt this fitted quite well with the idea of the benevolent, watching spirit within the statue.

I’d love to know what you think.

10 Comments on “Skinny Man

  1. I love the way you’ve altered the photos to fit the words. The first photo make a the statue look resolute and determined, whereas the second statue looks as if it is in over it’s head!
    What a great find, too!

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    • Thank you, Adam. I enjoy editing pictures almost as much as I enjoy taking them. A different edit can make such a difference to a photo. 🙂


  2. I think you did a great job with the editing, the 2nd picture does indeed look ghostly! I prefer the first one which looks strong. 🙂

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    • I always find it interesting just how much a change in the editing process can change the whole effect of a picture. Thanks for visiting, Ali. 🙂

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    • As far as I know, he’s not from any particular culture. He’s just an artist’s sculpture that my sister and I found in a shop. We’re always drawn to strange looking pieces of art.

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