Buddha

Posted by Damon Schreiber (Toronto, Canada) on 11 December 2006 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

Ok, here goes...
This week, unti Friday, The Electroblog will be paying homage to other members of Am3, to photographers who have consistently inspired me with their own unique styles. Of course five days only leaves room to emulate five photographers, so don't feel left out it you're not among them. But if you are, rest assured that I'm doing this with the utmost respect and admiration. Imitation is after all the highest form of flattery, they say. I've often enjoyed writing in the style of someone else, and this time I thought I'd challenge myself to create images in someone else's style. So I picked five who have consistently shown a unique style and who do good and often incredible work and whose style I feel I could at least attempt to make a stab at imitating.

On to the subject. I shot this at my bedside table one evening. The Tiger Balm lid was making these great reflections on the book that was sitting there. Do these two subjects go together? Not sure. I'll leave that as an exercise to the viewer. Buddha is series of Manga books by the incredible Tezuka Osamu. They tell the story of the life of Siddhartha (who became Buddha) using Tezuka's characteristic action, multiple story lines and incredible humour. I thoroughly recommend the English translation.

Ok, long captions are definitely in the style of the artist I'm working in the style of, so who is it?

Canon PowerShot G3
1/50 second
F/2.5
ISO 50
15 mm

buddha
tezuka
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