January 25, 2009

Funny coincidence

I knew something felt familiar about this photo that I shot in Fells Point almost a year ago:



It's been a while since I've randomly perused images at the A. Aubrey Bodine site, but voila!, what should come up but my photo's possibly apparently unconscious inspiration:



So, does this mean I'm derivative, influenced by, or just have a similar (though much less talented) eye?

4 comments:

Itchy Bits said...

I think you have a similar eye - nice picture - each shot has its own feel which is cool

KaliDurga said...

What's really interesting to me is that it appears to be the exact same location, since it's from Bodine's Fells Point series. The iron grillwork is different, so I'm guessing it was changed at some point (in addition to having some lovely barbed wire added as an accessory).

human being said...

fabulous...
yes it's the same location... the same p.o.v.

when i first saw these two a while ago, the first one was telling me something more... now think it's beacause of the barbed wires...

KaliDurga said...

There's an ironic contrast, too-- Mine has a edgier feel to it, what with the barbed wire and trash, while Bodine's is much more aesthetic. But the area has become so touristified and sanitized these days (despite the litter) that it was probably much grittier in his time.