Wednesday, March 17, 2010

stories waiting to unfold:

at sandglass theatre

puppets practice the art of patience

33 comments:

Anya said...

Its real handcraft
I made also such a faces
Its LOVELY work :-)
Its not so diffecult as it looks
its easy when you are a little creative :)))))
Wonderful shots !!

Hilda said...

Ooh, the stuff of nightmares!
Fantastic image.

√ Abraham said...

I am with Hilda on this one. You did a good job getting all the details to show up.

Crissant said...

Hi, i really love that kind of art! You have talent!
I`ll follow your blog :)

Julie said...

Wonderful faces! And yes, puppets require patience. It is as though they are alive yet just waiting for the Basses to provide the script for their next adventure! Such mellow tones to these images, BC. They fire the imagination.

Small City Scenes said...

They do look SO alive. Wonderful faces. MB

Malyss said...

Puppet enough to be lovely, human enough to be scary...

Jacob said...

I'm glad they are practicing the "art of patience" as you so cleverly put it because these things look very menacing and I'm a 'fraidy cat!

You have a scary camera! Yikes!

B SQUARED said...

That one guy looks a little too much like Chucky. I'd be very careful.

Sharon said...

these are very realistic puppets. I bet they put on some great shows.

lizziviggi said...

The hands that crafted these patient puppets must be very skilled. Their faces are lovely... but I also have to agree with the creepiness factor!

Sharon Creech said...

Yes to all the above. Intriguing and creepy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

With bars on the windows, perhaps they are not patient. They may be locked up.

Birdman said...

Quite cool these last two days the girls playing and the puppets 'frozen' w/o strings. Great juxtaposition!

Bob Crowe said...

Has Chucky relocated to Brattleboro? This puppet would make me very nervous.

VP said...

What a bunch of mischievous looking puppets! A beautiful image with an excellent light.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, boy, this one in the first pic looks like "Chucky"!
God bless you!
Cezar

Rob and Mandy said...

Great pictures, reminds me of those horror movies I used to watch 25 years ago.
Used to, but not anymore.
Happy St Paddy's day, from 2 Dubliners by heart!

Frank said...

Oh, Bratt, I sure have missed visitng your blog. The scarey puppets are just terrific.

As Tampa hits the high 70s this weekend, any sign of spring up your beautiful way?

Julie said...

Ah, you see, a horror film connection would never occur to me, as I have never seen such a film in my life. It is interesting, from these comments, how it may be possible that a horror film "closes down" the imagination. Whereas puppetry is capable of exactly the opposite.

As is often the case, it is a pleasure to visit your blog with its tantalising combinations of image and text.

Amin said...

It is very interesting.

Tash said...

fabulous photography, your lighting is so right - sure tell an interesting story...the top head is quite sinister looking -- making me wonder about the rest

Elenka said...

yikes....great photos but I hope you hightailed it out of there once the shots were taken. Spooky with a capital S.

slim said...

As do you practice patience . . .

Fantastic puppets, though I'm not sure I want them to come alive.

magiceye said...

beautifully shot! look real scary!

Magpie said...

The are lovely pictures. Great eye. But what is it about puppets and clowns that seem to scare us so?

Life With Dogs said...

Dark...and cool!

Hello from a fellow Vermonter. :)

Sunny said...

Wonderful picture, in a creepy way! I was traumatized by a puppet as a child!
Glad to hear you have moved on from crutches.
Sunny :)

Carraol said...

Great subjects to shot and compose, quiet and patient!

Jilly said...

Beautiful. You create a story in everyone of your photographs.

Amin said...

Beautiful photo.

JM said...

These are truly fantastic! Of course Chucky is in my mind right now... :-)

Paula said...

You've outdone yourself, here. I don't care what kind of camera you use, you're an artist, BC.