The rückenfigur contemplates the landscape or events, is drawn into the scene or the action.  The photographer may observe the rückenfigur without knowing what induces the reverie – the face and the scene remain mysteries.

Photo: Aldeburgh, 14th February 2011

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2 Responses to Aldeburgh

  1. Roy says:

    Had to look that one up – and I’m an admirer of Caspar David Friedrich too!
    I like this – not only for the rückenfigurs, but for that wonderful expanse of fine texture!

    • brianhuman says:

      Hi Roy,

      Yes, both features struck me – amazing what a bit of seaside sunshine can do.

      I’ve seen a little of CDF’s work, but am not as familiar with it as I should be. I shall have to research this if I’m going to do a Blurb book with the Rear View/Ruckenfigur pictures, which is the aim.

      Needless to say, I’m not alone on this subject, flickr has advice and a discussion pool on this,! Nothing new under the sun.


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