Statues – Photomontage by Rob Laynton

I love these old gravestones in local cemeteries; they have a beauty an sometimes an eroticism all of their own. Alas many of them are falling into disrepair or have been vandalized, so over the last few years I have taken photos of the more interesting ones, especially with an eye to this kind of montage work. This image is one that I had not planned but arose as I was looking at various images and elements. What I like is the contrast between the shiny sleek figure on the left and the the rougher stone figure on the right, creating a surreal and erotic image. I do not close my mind to creativity after the image is taken, but continue to think of different ways of cropping or enhancing images.

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About Robert Laynton

Robert Laynton likes photography, walking, jazz, reading American Crime Fiction from the 40's, 50's and 60's and vintage comics. He enjoys watching classic films, especially film noir. He lives in England.
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