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Posted by
theSubtleSensor (Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom) on 4 March 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual.

Oh my! Its been almost a year since I posted on here! I was right in the middle of a study on architecture in Barcelona and then i dropped right off the map.

I've half a mind to continue the study (even just as an excuse to get the pictures edited) but right now I am posting an image from my latest personal project.

The idea is to find descriptive, evocative phrases within song lyrics and use them to generate an image.

This one is from a song called Nurse by Tool, which is a whimsical portrayal of a patient in a (mental?) hospital who is falling in love with his nurse (and her access to drugs) and believes that she, too, is falling for him.The particular lyrics that inspire this image are:

"Say hello to all the apples on the ground, they were once in your eyes but you cried them out while sleeping".

The image also used lyrics from other sections of the song to inform the narrative, an example being:

"She's fallen hard for me, I can see it in her eyes; she acts just like a nurse with all the other guys".

Anyways, enough rambling. I hope you like it! It may be a while before anything else goes up as work keeps gtting in the way of play! You can keep an eye on what I'm shooting in my workdays by following my other AM3 photblog: http://subtlesensor.aminus3.com/

Canon EOS 5D Mark II 1/30 second F/8.0 ISO 800 19 mm

I'm not really postimg much on here these days. I only intend to post my personal projects or experimental work as this is what I need feedback on - so please do leave a constructive comment or a star rating.

These days I post more regularly to the blog on my website, so skate on over there to see what I've been up to recently: Freelance Photographer in Newcastle upon Tyne | Subtle Sensor Photography

You can find my fashion and portrait work here: Subtle Sensor on Model Mayhem

Thanks for dropping by!


Leah Kay from Fort Collins, United States

very cool photograph. what creativity!

4 Mar 2011 6:37am

philedmond from Angers, France

Nice processing..

4 Mar 2011 7:54am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Cool composing..nice photo!

4 Mar 2011 12:28pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette composition !

4 Mar 2011 7:27pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting composition and great processing!

4 Mar 2011 11:15pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

Tool is an excellent source of lyrics for imagery
great project and a nicely executed image

5 Mar 2011 4:25pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice processing for this original scene !

7 Mar 2011 9:10am

Ahmad from Isfahan, Iran

nice work !

12 Jun 2011 6:08am

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

great light and settings, very decadent wall, it looks a nurse from an nuthouse.

30 Oct 2011 1:43am

@pedro alexandre: Thanks! The full lyrics to the song reveal that the song is written by a psychiatric patient who is in love with his nurse - so I'm glad I managed to convey that sentiment! =D)


Canon EOS 5D Mark II
1/30 second
ISO 800
19 mm