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On inspiration : Delayed Happy Ending

mardi, octobre 19th, 2010

In an earlier post, I mentioned how one’s photography is often influenced by the work of other photographers. Nevertheless, inspiration really comes from any fact of life, be it of your daily existence or fiction as seen on TV. Last night I saw the awards winning French film ‘Ne le dis à personne’ (‘Don’t tell anyone’) which features a man searching for his wife who he tought was dead. As the thriller comes to an end, they are supposed to meet in the entrance of the Parc Monceau, next to its famous rotunda, for the long awaited reunion.  Unluckily, the woman has to run away as killers break in the scene, and it delays the Happy Ending. By coincidence, the  rotunda of the Parc Monceau is on my way to the dentist. So a few hours ago, as I was reluctantly walking there for a session of suffering, I crossed path with that couple in front of the rotunda. The movie immediately popped to my mind as I suddenly had the opportunity to create my Happy Ending version of the movie. Though perhaps, something in the eyes of the girl could let you think that the new story was not all that over. But I’ll leave it to your own inspiration.  (click on piture to enlarge)


Leica M9 with 60mm Hexanon at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO200