For the masses? After the mass? Piled together. So close to eachother, so grey. Not unlike a crowd of people in a busy street, on a busy day. They look so alike, yet you can see 'individual' differences.
LudicrouS-ThoughTFeatured By OwnerJun 22, 2005Hobbyist General Artist
Seems so...empty. o.o Abandoned or lonely...I just see this as kinda a sad shot. Like the world leaves something behind and soon forgets while the abandoned still wait...O.o Dang, I look into things too much. Er, don't mind my corny sentiments.
It's an interesting (or considering my burst of philosophy, thought-provoking, perhaps?) shot. And I don't think I've ever seen so many chairs in one place before. °0° ...then again, I live in an area that's rare to have a building alone that could host that many chairs.
Actually I find it fascinating how this picture has inspired a variety of feelings to all those who commented on it, and I thank you for sharing your own. I think it's because it's such a neutral picture that doesn't dictate a story on its own; you can really imagine what happened and what will happen (even the colour is neutral), and viewers are responding to that. Thanks a lot for the fav!
Just curious, did you make it, well, so color-less, or were the chairs originally gray-brownish? Either way, great shot. It's very... hmm, dumpster-like. I dunno, I get the feeling of neglect, like no one cares about the chairs anymore.
I think it was after my school's christmas play or something... There was a full hallful of chairs and we had to clean the whole hall. Luckily there were 20 of us.
When I saw those chairs I pounded my head to the wall and asked myself why didn't I have a camera.
I really like this shot. Even before I knew it was after a mass, I started imagining that each chair had a slowly fading memory of what the person who had just occupied it had been thinking and wondering. Very evocative!
i like it, like wooden bowls that held the souls of the parishioners, and the random directions the chairs are left in, god can be anywhere? the brick pavement adds to the warmth of the elements. too deep? maybe i should just say i really like it. matted print would look great! --len
Great shot, but the context of the shot itself kind of lends a second nature to it...Personally, I hold a...hm...what's the right word...Well, I personally dislike Catholic doctrine and the churches doings, especially when it makes simple belief and faith into some sort of ritual and obligation, which people are loathe to commit too...Where, when people aren't told their salvation is on the line, they have no desire to stick around, but would rather go off and...do their own thing.
That's your opinion, and I kind of expected that someone would come along and project anti-catholic feeling into the picture. I happen to think your dislike betrays a lack of real understanding of Catholicism (especially that being in the US, you only know the American version), but there is no point in starting a religious debate. You're free to believe whatever you want.
No, actually, I know plenty of Catholicism, I have a book on all the Papal declarations since the Middle Ages, and I've made my mind up, from that, basically. I'm sorry for spewing such a negative note, but a comment is...well...a comment!
I don't mind the comment. But it's as I thought, you think you know "plenty": a book is a far cry from the living thing. That's like claiming you can get an accurate picture of what India's like from a book. Or that I can make up my mind on America from all your presidential declarations since the independence... Come on, I'm sure you can at least see that.
Yes, and you can surely see the mistakes made by the presidencies of my country, by looking at it, and I can see how it is in other countries, when we have cultural Catholic churches here in America (IE, Immigrant-Spanish/Immigrant-Portuguese churches, in the inner city, that I've attended), I know plenty on the subject, and to say that someone's opinion isn't relevent, simply because you don't know how much of a knowledge they hold on a topic is immature, to say the least.
Erm... it's a shot of a bunch of chairs... what's it matter if it's a bunch of chairs that were used during a mass? I'm just curious, that's all, don't take me wrong here, but I kinda don't get your comment
Well, the fact is that, when going to interpret anything, you need to look at the context of which it was taken out of. A photo is only one piece of a grander picture, so therefore, in order to truly understand it, it's good to have additional information. Such as, when a photographer takes a photo of a small boy, but says it's her little brother, then you can draw out more of the emotions and thoughts of the photographer, as well as what could possibly have been going on, when they took the photo.