Silent Faces Speaking 18
Surreal Western Australian - Flower Power 2
This series is named Silent Faces Speaking because faces in photographs can express so much even though not a single word is actually spoken. My own dreadful contribution to interpretations of what is said will thankfully be limited to a title for each image. Hopefully, you'll share your astute interpretations of the scenes presented.
The entire series is surreal in that every photograph has been altered. This has been mainly accomplished by using Picasa but sometimes by also using Microsoft Paint to manipulate the images. Just for the sheer dementia of it, not a single image in the entire 26 part series of 453 photographs is as the eye would ordinarily see it.Â The camera lies magnificently!
We began exploring the surreal by going on a psychedelic pub crawl. Having miraculously survived the affects of too many banana smoothies and a counter lunch of steak smothered in magic mushroom sauce, we searched for sobering coffees.Â Thus we staggered by a plethora of cafes ... stumbling into surreal realities where we glimpsed the first of the Silent Faces Speaking.Â We continued our journey, touched by sepia, followed by blue.Â We continued bravely on, still affected by banana smoothie and magic mushroom unreality.Â With Bob then hurling us into the psychedelic, we found that although the wheel had come full circle, it hadn't stopped spinning.Â But then B&W did just that and tumbled us into sepia once more!Â Only to meet B&W yet again.Â Now, we're all insanely expert in picking the surreal.Â Perhaps not really?
Oh, the drunk gardener's tumbled into the pickup again.
The silly bugger!
Come blow your trumpet.
Oh, the kids have all gone home on strike.
I wonder if I can ride that tractor?
Ssh!Â The seedlings are sleeping.
Don't mess with me or I'll bop you one!
The trumpets of Heaven ... on sale and going cheap.
Away in a manger.
There's the little bugger, wandering off again.
Abracadabra and here is The Rose.
Blue tumbling into shadow.
Stop yowling and eat this!
For you ... just for being you.
Silent Faces Speaking