(Don't wanna be) all by myself by shannejw

(Don't wanna be) all by myself

Because I've got a story in mind for this mannequin across the week, this is the next episode. He's being used for this week's Flash of Red February challenge - which is focusing on a single subject and looking at the use of shape and space, so lots of negative space.

I've also tagged this for the six word story and the Song Title Challenge - I'm sparing you the Celine Dion version - this is Eric Carmel singing "All by myself" because failed love stories are so easy to find songs for.

Three good things will come later, as I'm doing this early

Three good things:
1. Guides was fun - mad session with a sponsored silence
2. My voice held out for Guides - sponsored silences help - which when I have a stinking cold was good.
3. Half term next week, which means we have a week off.

Thank you for looking and your lovely comments and any favs. You're all superstars. I try to look at your pictures rather than thank you individually below.
amazing how much emotion this thing conveys
February 13th, 2019  
Awwwwww
February 13th, 2019  
you are rather good with the handling - posing, lighting -- of this little guy that should be named pretty soon. (i may have to refer to him as Heathcliff until you come up with something.) the sadness really comes across. aces!

oh, Heathcliff, we must find you your Catherine! :-)
February 13th, 2019  
Poor thing! Intersting you removed him/her from thier stand- was it easy to do and can you reconnect??
February 13th, 2019  
You have done a great job expressing emotions with this subject. This makes me feel so sad.
February 13th, 2019  
@summerfield I call him Mannikin I'm afraid
@30pics4jackiesdiamond the stand unscrews = it's easy enough to do
February 13th, 2019  
oh this reminds me a child at school who feels very lonely at the moment..I actually cried when I saw this shot!
February 13th, 2019  
Very good compomposition! Fav
February 13th, 2019  
@huvesaker sorry Boo - didn't mean to make you cry
February 13th, 2019  
@shannejw haha not your fault...was feeling emotional about the student
February 13th, 2019  
That is cool. You can even explore photographing emotion with this little character.
February 13th, 2019  
Well-posed - He does provoke sympathy.
February 13th, 2019  
Great composition and lighting.
February 14th, 2019  
I love the use of the corner and the texture of the flooring as well as the shadows of his (or her?) head on the wall. It definitely tells a story. You have a good thought process and creativity when it comes to posing this figure and making a connection. I am looking forward to what you have planned!
February 14th, 2019  
I have one of these, and am so impressed with the way you are posing him. It's very impressive and also very evocative.
February 14th, 2019  
@jenp thank you Jennifer - the background is paper - an A2 pad for the back and the wall and a map that's stored in that pad to try and keep it flat for the floor but it's providing a texture that looks like floorboards, helpfully. Daylight.
February 14th, 2019  
Very nicely composed shot andposition of the mannequin - he has such a lonely look and pose. Fav.
February 14th, 2019  
omg, I feel so bad for this guy!! Very well done, I am intrigued!
February 14th, 2019  
very creative ...nice POV fav
February 14th, 2019  
So Sad! Better nor put a heart in him or he'll be perpetually heart broken! Fav
February 14th, 2019  
I feel so sorry for the sad little thing. Well done
February 14th, 2019  
Ah - poor little woodentop - he needs a hug!
Great positioning again to match another great title
February 14th, 2019  
Oh dear :( I like seeing the grain of the wood and the angles of the "room"
February 14th, 2019  
This is really a great one! Lighting frames beautifully your subject and emphasises the loneliness. Also good luck for that stick person. I'm sure it'll be alright someday 😊
February 14th, 2019  
I remember when that song came out (sad to say I do!!) and thinking, "This is one of the most depressing songs I've ever heard!" But you have illustrated it so poignantly.
February 15th, 2019  
This series of images captured emotion so well and told such a great story that it was hard to pick just one. As Anne says, this image illustrates the song title so well. Congratulations on making the shortlist for the song title challenge :)
Good luck!
February 28th, 2019  
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