Category Archives: Take a Seat

Take a Seat – Take a Moment 27

Depictions of seated figures in their many guises in diverse public or semi-public situations give the characters varying degrees of dominance.  Individual small figures may be part of a wider landscape or setting; small figures may be part of a … Continue reading

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Postcards From Great Britain

Extracts from a media release issued by Shutter Hub Postcards from Great Britain is a large scale project from photography organisation Shutter Hub, which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images to create conversations and exchange.  … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 26

I have posted 32 photographs under the title Take a Seat – Take a Moment (including this one).  This subject, people sitting in a public or semi-public setting, has now developed into a definite project, as I suggested in my … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 24

A place of worship is an appropriate place to take a moment.  A retreat, somewhere to sit quietly, to rest, to think, to be in the moment, to pray to your god, if you have one.  This is possible even … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 22

‘Women reading in art refers to any artistic work representing or portraying one or more women in the act of reading. This subject matter is quite common, with images appearing as early as the 14th century.[1] Viewers are often exposed … Continue reading

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Take a Seat Take a Moment 21

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 20

Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge, Saturday 7th December 2019.

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 19

Cindy Sherman exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, September 2019.

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 18

This guardian looks as if she’s not just taking a moment: she has the air of a permanent fixture, someone for whom the moment has become a lifetime of dedication to the tranquil beauty of Agios Kapnikoreus amid the bustling … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 17

Taking a seat, taking a moment, is not always a solitary experience: sometimes a space is shared by choice, sometimes by necessity.  Here it’s a matter of necessity – like galleries, there are never enough seats on stations.  The space … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 16

The seated one might be taking the moment to gaze proprietorially at the view.  ‘The “tourist gaze” is explained by sociologist John Urry as the set of expectations that tourists place on local populations when they participate in heritage tourism, … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 15

This series of pictures looks at people sitting in public places.  Does this mean the public domain and any space used by the public?  Or is it any place exposed to the public gaze.  This woman is reading The Midnight … Continue reading

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Take a Seat – Take a Moment 14

Why does it seem that a couple of hours browsing round a museum or exhibition is always more tiring than a five mile walk?  Maybe it’s the pace, the stopping and starting – experience tells me that a slow, ambling … Continue reading

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