Wednesday, December 5, 2007

FLICKR PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE WEEK Wednesday, December 5, 2007

, originally uploaded by jmvnoos.

When friends view this picture and share their reactions
and feelings with me, what usually comes first is the
variety of colors, the symmetry, the gentle flow of complex
curves. It is uncommon, it is beautiful, they say, but what
is this?

Well, to me, this photo has a story. My wife and I were
touring the beautiful city of San Sebastian, on the
Atlantic coast of Spain, not far from France where we
reside. As a plush sea resort, a chic city where real
estate prices of apartments with a view reach the highest
levels in Spain, it is also rich with high quality shops,
bars, restaurants that cater to local residents as well as

One of these shops was a furniture and design space, spread
over several levels, and I came across a splendid lamp,
about 2 meters high, with these incredible forms and

I have shots of the lamp itself, but I found that the
close-up made a better photo. Mystery is there. We can
infer that it does not come out of a paint program. But,
generally, whatever effort is made by my friends, they do
not think of a lamp.

Now then, the beauty originates in the creativity and
artistic sense of the designer of that lamp. I was just
there by chance and now am piggybacking on the talent of
this artist. I regret now that, at the time of my visit, I
did not jot down his name, because I cannot give credit to
him and I would like that more people could discover his
work through my picture.

I was also interested in seeing the variety of reactions
from Flickr members, coming from many reams of the
community, some being color lovers, others fans of

I am 56 years old, a French citizen, now residing in Paris,
married to a Japanese lady. This explains that I also lived
15 years in Japan. My career brought me to live a few years
in Seoul, Korea and we also resided nearly 3 years in New
Jersey, USA.
I use a camera since the age of 15, but never studied
photography. It is a nice hobby, shared with my wife. With
age and a little money I succumbed to the Nikon siren and I
use a D200 with the convenient 18~200 zoom. My wife now
enjoys my previous camera, the D70, also with a kit zoom.
It is fun to see, when traveling together, how different
photos taken by each of us are .


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