Sunday photoblogging: chair

by Chris Bertram on April 30, 2017

Pézenas, chair



Donald A. Coffin 04.30.17 at 3:11 pm

Been looking at photos by Eugene Atget lately? That’s a beautiful piece.


Chris Bertram 04.30.17 at 5:20 pm

Thanks Donald. I think if I have inspirations (not that I’m worthy) they are André Kertész (b&w) and Saul Leiter (colour)


Yankee 04.30.17 at 6:14 pm

Ceci n’est pas une chair.


Daragh 04.30.17 at 9:13 pm

Do you work purely in digital or do prints? Or does anyone even sell B&W film anymore?


Alan White 04.30.17 at 9:37 pm

Great symmetry–I’m tempted to turn it upside down.


Dave 05.01.17 at 12:44 am

This is dizzying. Really incredible. 👍👍


Dr. Hilarius 05.01.17 at 5:39 am

Another lovely use of shadows and (high) contrast.


bad Jim 05.01.17 at 6:43 am

But when we sit, do we rest in the chair above or are we lifted by the chair below?


Chris Bertram 05.01.17 at 9:07 am

@Daragh, yes, people still work in film and I have the kit to do my own developing and a bunch of film cameras, but I’ve been too lazy/busy with other things to shoot film for a while.


Dipper 05.01.17 at 9:33 am

Is this a statement about empty chairs at the forth-coming tv debates?


Daragh 05.01.17 at 9:38 am

@Chris – thanks. Long ago I used to do a bit of the same with the aid of my school’s dark room, but getting B&W film was a minor hassle even then. Glad to know the supplies necessary haven’t completely passed into history!


Hickory Bow 05.01.17 at 10:46 am

Did you arrange the chair like that for the photo, or did you spot the configuration and seek what you could capture in a photo?


Chris Bertram 05.01.17 at 3:37 pm

@Hickory, it was just sitting like that on the pavement outside an antique shop.

@Daragh Not that hard actually, you can get most stuff from Amazon, or better from somewhere like


Hickory Bow 05.01.17 at 4:08 pm

Good eye, Professor, good eye…


Dr. Hilarius 05.01.17 at 5:45 pm

Nothing in a vein similar to the chair; I was at a conference this weekend held at a lodge on Sun Mountain, Winthrop WA. The view out the front door in early morning.

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