Suburban Gothic

November 29, 2011 § 3 Comments

And… here’s my last photo for my final assignment in my photography class.  It had to be done, right?  No Gothic windows here… we live in the suburbs of 1970’s ramblers and split-entry homes.  So we borrowed the neighbor’s house in the background because that was the direction of the light that morning. And it was COLD outside.  You can see the frosty roof.

The first time we went out, the sun was still too low in the early morning. It got better a little later in the morning and we set up the shot again. I think it turned out okay.  I’m half tempted to frame the 3 funky photos of us just for the fun of it. If I can find some cheap frames.

Along with just trying to appropriate old paintings, it was also interesting to read some of the history behind them.  This one was especially interesting and caused a lot of controversy at the time it was painted in 1930.  Most people think of a husband and his wife when they see this picture. But artist recruited his sister and his dentist to pose for the painting. His sister was appalled that it looked like she was married to someone twice her age and began telling people that it was a man and his daughter.

You can read more over in Wikipedia.

Hope you are all are having a good week.

§ 3 Responses to Suburban Gothic

  • Mona Keegan says:

    WONDERFUL! You are a delight. Merry Christmas.

  • Lisle says:

    I totally think you should frame them! Hang them on a wall proudly. Just pick up frames from the dollar store and spray-paint them so they all match. Add a quick, cheap sconce (also painted to match) from Lowe’s or Michael’s, or the dollar store if they have one, and put a little mini-quilt up there too. You could put it right in your entryway!! (I’m imagining that you have space there…)

  • Kathy says:

    They are great. I can almost hear hear the soundtrack..

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