Leaving the pub one day, I noticed Fergie sat in the corner on his own. It struck me how the scenario reminded me of a painting by Edouard Manet, titled ‘L’Absinthe’ (1875-6). A bit tenuous,.. but hey! There he was, with his pint in front of him, deserving a photo. The resulting picture is different from the original photograph. The wall behind him was a pale yellow, with a poster in the shot. I have taken away the padded bench he was sat on. I then tilted him into the corner of the frame (notice his pint of lager). I then pulled the round table, like plastercine, into the bottom left hand corner, to balance the composition. The black oblong also balanced his shirt and hat. I saturated the yellow background which ‘makes’ the picture. Fergie is a local character, a lovely bloke who is a builder and decorator. He drives round in a beaten up old VW Beetle convertible.
Medium: Reworked digital photograph
Size: See Contact page for details of size.