Intensity Interrupted


This set of photos was taken on August 13, 2015 at 5:01 AM.

The location was in a very nice hotel in Washington DC in the Georgetown Area.

This is a return to the Book Case already previously featured in "Cut Out."

The "Take It!" came from my interest in a number of the pieces that are on this set of artfully done shelves in the form of a book case.  

The jacket of the book with the photo of the Gentleman with the penetrating eye caught me with how wonderfully random the placement of the other book that is standing in front of it is.  It is almost like it  was placed there to spare the viewer from the full intensity brought by looking at both of his eyes at once.   

I can only wonder if this placement was intentional for the above reason, or indeed it was as mentioned - entirely random.  Either way, it does not matter for to me - it is one of those times when a picture of a picture with some additional outside influences becomes a brand new picture with a possible new interpretation.

The After Take: Even though this set of books is in an open display in a hotel lobby,  It has not been touched to my knowledge since its initial placement.   There are other very nice and interesting books that have been placed on tables throughout the lobby for the enjoyment of guests.  These other books move about - but again - this set of books on the shelves stay in place.  Everything on the shelves seems to be untouched.  

I will visit this set of shelves again, with additional photos,  as to me, it has taken on a sort of treasured status.  

Wishing everyone my best,


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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Sally (Monday, 26 October 2015 10:10)

    Now I have to go find out what this book is about.

  • #2

    Jim (Monday, 26 October 2015 10:12)

    I wonder who the man is behind the books.

  • #3

    Gabe (Monday, 26 October 2015 10:13)

    I actually kind of wonder if that other book fell doqwn. Maybe it was intitially standing upright like the other one.

  • #4

    Sf1967 (Monday, 26 October 2015 10:15)

    Are these the same shelves that produced that golden skull? I'm drawing a blank on what Cut Out was.

  • #5

    Livin4love (Monday, 26 October 2015 10:16)

    Did you read that inside sleeve? I'm curious about the subject matter of the book.

  • #6

    Roman Holton (Tuesday, 27 October 2015 09:55)

    Love the site