Originality

Our next creative exercise for the course at raining umbrellas is to write about, draw, design, or photograph our perspective on the word originality. It's at times like this I wish I could draw or paint , I don't know about you but I find with photography it is hard most of the time to take an 'original' shot but I suppose originality comes from the angle or the composition .

I have been thinking about the word for a couple of days and walking past the Vespa shop today made me realise this a perfect prompt. There is something so beautiful about a Vespa, it is instantly recognisable and has remained true to all of the above with only a few changes since it was first manufactured in 1946. It epitomises everything about style, glamour, Italy, taste, and above all originality.  When you see a Vespa it's hard not to wonder what it would be like to sit on one and be transported back to the 60's, Italy, and the days of real women like Sophie Loren. I don't think the same could quite be said about the originality of mass produced iphones and ipads and the women in the media today. What do you think?

23 comments:

  1. Vespas are classic - you are right. When the Italians get it right, that style and design survives the years. There's good design today, but it's fleeting because we expect it to change.
    Have a great weekend.
    xo

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  2. Great shot Justine!

    Happy weekend:)

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  3. Yes there's something about Vespas. Great shot and good idea. It would be great to have a ride on one of them on a sunny day like today.

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  4. Beautiful shot! Vespas a lovely every time I see them. My cousin has a tangerine colored one she brought back after living in Italy for a while. It keeps her heart close to her time living there.

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  5. great idea :) Vespas are really original! congrats

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  6. I like this shot. I love different angles to make an interesting photo. Like you said it is hard to be original sometimes.

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  7. Surely not much as classic as the Vespa.
    Great shot Justine.

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  8. Great shot, Justine. Definitely original! This reminds me of a holiday we took in Italy. I have a photo of a 'car park' in Venice that was full of scooters with not a car in sight!

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  9. I love this shot! Vespas remind me of happy days in Italy. They manage to be both functional and attractive -- the colors are so much fun!

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  10. Great colors!! This was perfect

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  11. what a fabulous shot !! Love the colour and the lines. These scooters are so cute ! xx

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  12. You're a great photographer!
    Cool shot, I love their design and amazing colours. ;-)

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  13. Couldn't agree with you more! Great shot and angle...love the Vespas!

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  14. Fantastic perspective and DoF in this shot.

    I have always admired Sophia Loren - she is a woman with a great style of her own.
    There are far too many Paris Hilton types in the media today.

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  15. I like that you put the red one first. It's an interessting vew.
    Have a nice week.

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  16. good choice. hubby is a motorcycle enthusiast, so when i saw this, it made perfect sense. very original.

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  17. No está nada mal este juego de enfoques, enhorabuena.

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  18. Unique, Justine, and original!

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  19. Vespas are a true classic - this is a beautiful shot

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  20. Well said and awesome photo!

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