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don’t own a horse but I’ll be back in the saddle

© Niort, Frankreich 2011 by Fritsch

I don’t own a horse but I’ll be back in the saddle / This time on Tuesday I’ll fly outta Seattle / Back to Pennsylvania to pick up what I left (Langhorne Slim)

posted: November 7, 2012
under: colour, pictures
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11 Responses to “don’t own a horse but I’ll be back in the saddle”

  1. CrashRyan sagt:

    that’s a horse? thought it was a dog!

  2. Ivy Tavia C. sagt:

    (HA!) Florian „Paradise Ranch“… there’s a lovely touch of „Mystic Formula“ somewhat!

    “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus

  3. Uwe sagt:

    Wieder mal eines Deiner brillanten Nachtbilder mit ihrer ganz eigenen, ja: eigentümlichen Lichtstimmung.

    Hier versetzt einen das vorherrschende Grauviolett und Rosa in einen irrealen Raum, der einzig durch den Schriftzug „Boucherie“ und die Lichtprofile von zwei Pferdeköpfen näher bestimmt wird.

    Und doch bleibt die Betrachererfahrung eine vornehmlich ästhetische, zu perfekt sind die Farbtöne aufeinander bezogen und lassen eher den Raum, seine Lichtquellen, geometrischen Formen und Flächen in den Vordergrund treten. Dass hier eine Metzgerei ins Bild gesetzt wurde, tritt nur am Rande ins Bewusststein, zu einnehmend sind die anderen optischen Qualitäten dieses Fotos.

    Das Wissen um das blutige Handwerk, das hinter diesen Mauern betrieben wird, taucht nur momentweise im Bewusstsein auf und wird dann immer wieder von der schönen Oberfläche des Bildes verdrängt:

    Der ästhetische Schleier hüllt die krude Realität ein.

    Grüße, Uwe

  4. Francis J sagt:

    „Boucherie chevaline“, on n’y échappe pas en France ! And I know people who like horse meat very much. That’s tasteful. But strongly tasteful! And here that makes a strong picture, a surprising colour picture. So strong that I can listen to the butcher and the customers and all the noises of this indoor market place.
    The colours of this shop you captured here, Florian, are strongly beautiful, too. The horse’s head itself is a piece of artwork, the artwork of our daily life. And makes me think of a question: why do we all need such pieces like signs to enhance our ordinary world? A good question whose answer is obvious enough!

  5. Jerome sagt:

    Frankreich in Farbe ? :)
    Not one horse, but two ! Perhaps neither in Seattle nor in Pennsylvania, but some night time colour is always welcome

  6. Elaine- sagt:

    yep, it’s so lonely in the saddle since my horse died… har har… how are you baby? frequenting lonely nightclubs i see, breathing in cigarette smoke, drinking jack and coke? at least you remember to bring your camera, so we can go with you… love the ambiance in this shot… don’t ever stop being you xoxoxox

  7. ay, Fritsch!

    a beautiful shot, and it’s great to see you work in colors every once in a while. now, my French is a little rusty, but reading Francis‘ comment I realized what you had shot (I should have understood „boucherie“) and to me, at least, that added a new dimension to your frame.

    if I were a horse I would die under a neon sign, pal!

    greetings from Andalucia!


  8. Phil Vaughn sagt:

    No one will in the saddle for very long if they bring their horse here.
    I think I’ll just have a salad, thank you.

    A shot to play with the brain? You wouldn’t do that, now would you, Florian?

  9. forgot to say I love horse meat. it’s not very common in Norway, but I hang with the wrong crowd. the meat is tender and a little bit sweet and great with a pepper sauce!


  10. rian sagt:

    sure is an attention grabbing scene, nice capture!

  11. DomLortha sagt:

    So French!
    Have a nice day.

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