Sunday, November 8, 2009

Monochrome Weekend

Memories of my grandfather include reading the evening paper, burning toast, sodas at a drug store counter, talking to everyone and puttering in his workshop making fabulous wooden things. The image of today's grandfather may be changing...

Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon
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32 comments:

Tunes Photo said...

Wow! A masterpiece! Great work.

Aileni said...

As a newish grandfather, I would say you are correct.
Nice image.

RuneE said...

I see the hand of the artist - and the loving grandchild.

ElinSire said...

Lovely image! Just like my own grandfather, he learned all about computers at the age of 70 :)

AL said...

Awww I suddenly remembered my Grandpa, I'm gonna phone him now. The picture looks very classic.
Thanks for the visit Elisabeth.

Bengbeng said...

yea, when i am a grandpa, i would b in front of a computer too, i guess :)

Sylvia said...

Times change indeed. But in the future, grandpas may be milking the cows, riding horses and reading newspapers again. Who knows?

foto CHIP said...

Amaizing and thoughtful picture :)

Lene said...

I really love this image, Elisabeth :) Top modern grandpa :) And just perfect in monochrome.

Anne said...

Just great, and it actually looks almost like Einstein :-)

Pacey said...

Oh, like this image Elisabeth...pretty evocative and yeah it could even bring us that memory too.

Tone said...

Great! And good light. I really like this

Petunia said...

I love it! It's so perfect in B&W.

John said...

I really like the way this is lit and framed. I would have liked to view it in large.

~Just me again~ said...

Nice shot. He's a new age grampa.

chrstina said...

Wow, great shot! I love it!!

Gallow said...

This one is great. I like the choice of black and white. The contrast is perfect. I like the composition as well.

Vita Stunder said...

Truly beautiful portrait!

SquirrelQueen said...

A great image, yes today's grandfather is very different from my own.

Leslie: said...

If this is you grandfather, it's amazing! I couldn't get my Dad (now deceased) to even try to use a microwave! :D

John said...

Lovely mono image!

Marice said...

wow such a great post :) priceless!

u may view mine if u have time

Light and Voices said...

This photograph of Bob always reminds of Edward Hopper's work. It leaves me speechless.
Joyce

Carmi said...

I often wonder what my grandfather, who passed away in 1980 just as the Apple II was beginning to make its mark, would think about today's computer-driven, mobile-mad society. I bet he'd think it's neat, and I suspect he'd sit himself down right in the middle of your pic and have a go on the newfangled machines.

AKO said...

I was thinking the same thing. I don't think my grandpa ever used a computer but he did use a typewriter and a calculator. Like the iamge.

Kilauea Poetry said...

I know this was last weeks but it's posted here and I just love it- together with your words-terrific!

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A great portrait - better late than never. The lighting here is perfect. The computer is a great 'toy' for both young and old!

Mojo said...

A masterful juxtaposition of new and old. Wonderful!

Virginia said...

Alas, what my grandchildren are remembering me doing as well. Just a compelling photograph.
V

maryt/theteach said...

Yes, Elizabeth, a wonderful portrait of Grandfather today in front of the computer screen. I love it! :)

Maria Berg said...

A perfect photo and very good text. Please let me know when you book will be ready it sound very interesting.
You header I like - it is like a painting but still a photo, MB

Carolyn Ford said...

Wonderful! My husband is a new grandfather and that could definitely be him! I agree, this is a masterpiece in monochrome!