Thus can be seen the special status of the photographic image: it is a message without a code; from which proposition an important corollary must immediately be drawn: the photographic message is a continuous message. (Roland Barthes, in The Photographic Message)

connotations (01 Apr 2011)

connotations (01 Apr 2011)


The weather was overcast on April Fools Day — ideal for a shot of this sort. Not that I’d any such thought in mind, until I spotted this intriguing silhouette. I’d seen images featuring birds on wires, but never clothespegs.

If there’d been four wires rather than five, I’d have assumed it to be Gregorian chant.


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