Thursday, January 11, 2007

Photography: Utopian Shadows in Black & White

These are photos that I took at the Utopia on U Street here in DC. I was attracted to the shadows that night as it rained.


28 comments:

urban butterfly said...

I so love your photos...can't say it enough!

Speaking of...I need to head to Utopia soon. I have a taste for some chicken curry couscous and live jazz. =)

CHEZ BEZ said...

Great eye. Thanks for sharing those.

Rose said...

those are some great shots...good you had the eye to catch them.

kosIam said...

Did you take these pictures yourself? Great shots I simply love black and white photos.

Now did someone mention Jazz and curry chicken? Next time I'm in DC I'll make it a promise to visit the Utopia. Thanks for sharing, great iris.

Stephen Bess said...

UB-
Thank you so much and you're making me hungry. :)

Chez-
Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Rose-
Thank you! I love taken pictures. :)

Sleepless-
Thank you! Yes, the Utopia has great atmosphere, nice host and delicious food!

Michael J. West said...

I had my wedding rehearsal dinner at U-topia so I have a special soft spot for pics of it...but the shadowy ones are really cool.

I especially like the teapot. :-)

Stephen Bess said...

MJW-
Thanks! We have something in common with Utopia. I took my wife there on our first date when we met.

Analia said...

Great pictures Stephen! I love black and white photographies. I don't know what Utopia is, but I guess it's a lovely place.
Hugs...Ani

Stephen Bess said...

Analia-
Thank you! I hope that you have a great weekend.

NML said...

These photos are fantastic! I hope you're building a portfolio or you could display them all together online.

Dawn said...

Okay...so I just got a digital camera for Christmas. Can you teach me how to take pics like that? :)

Susan Abraham said...

Haunting & reflective, Stephen.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Professor Zero said...

Yes, good eye. My favorite is the first, with the shadow of that (Moroccan?) teapot. The Utopia, I'll keep that in mind! And hello!

Nevah~ said...

Interesting pics, Stephen. I'm planning a trip to DC later this year and I'm hoping to add the Utopia on my list of sights to visit.

Nevah~ said...

oops I wanted to add--- PS,
I had to change my blog url by creating a new blog. For some reason Blogspot wouldn't allow me access to Phases of Writing. (crying)

Ruben said...

Slightly creepy but very artistic.

fizzio brown said...

What initially attracted you to the shadows?

Lyrically speaking said...

artistic shadows, I can see those pics in a magazine

Rethabile said...

Cheers, bro.

Xavier said...

You have truly beautiful eyes!!!

Please email me so I can give you access to my blog. xavierpjr@gmail.com

Thami Mhlanga said...

In shadows we see true reflections

Stephen Bess said...

NML-
The only portfolio I have is on flickr. I've been printing them. I'll put something together soon.

Dawn-
Oh, that's easy. You would just point and shoot. :)

Susan-
Thank you. I hope that your weekend went well too.

Profzero-
Thank you. Yes, the Utopia is wonderful! You should go there when you visit.

Nevah-
Thanks and yes you should check out that entire U Street corridor.

Ruben-
Thanks and great to see you.

Fizzio-
God only knows what attracts me to certain things. I couldn't tell you? :)

Lyrical-
You just wait until I can get me a better camera! Thanks for the compliment.

Rethabile-
Cheers! Always a pleasure. :)

Xavier-
An email is forthcoming. Thanks for that compliment.

Thami-
See, that's why you're such a great poet. Thanks! :)

Poetry by Kai said...

simply gorgeous pictures:-]

Anne said...

Your photos are just beautiful. I stumbled across your site and I just had to leave a comment on what a wonderful blog you have.

Stephen Bess said...

Kai-
Thank you dear lady. :)

Alexia-
Thank you and welcome! I hope that you return.

Cergie said...

Hi, stephen, I apologize not coming often these last times I was so busy with my children and so on
It's amazing how the same word is used for different business
UTOPIA in Fraznce is a film library chain which you may find in several towns
For instance Bordeaux where my son Etienne was living or Pontoise near Cergy
Utopia allowed to independant movies to exist and be seen by spectators
For instance there we can see Woody Allen's Movies

There is no more snow in Cergy for the moment, however trhe weather is very cold
I'm sure will have some soon

egm said...

Great pictures. The black and white and shadows is simply superb!

Princess said...

Amazing photos..you are truly gifted!!