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Tomato Frustration

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 19 September 2009 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

From a project for 'Community Zoe' (2007)

One of my all time favorite images. Favorite model images continues through next Wednesday. (images may contain some mild nudity)

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Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

There's no substitute for Heinz tomato soup but I won't let this cloud my judgement of your excellent photo. :)

19 Sep 2009 8:00am

@Mike: Mike - thank you for the observation and praise. There were several levels of commentary and irony in this image and part of that tied to the whole Warhol/Pop-Art glorification of this iconic product. With apologies to the folks at H. J. Heinz. M-mm M-mm Frustration...

yz from Hungary

this is really creative, congrats!

19 Sep 2009 8:23am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love the way you have processed this to leave the foreground sharp and introduce movement into the background - quite brilliant.

19 Sep 2009 12:43pm

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Amazing image. Brilliant creativity!

19 Sep 2009 1:21pm

Captured In Time Studios from Hamburg, United States


19 Sep 2009 2:52pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Captured and processed beautifully.......looks more like Tomato Envy to me....... :)

19 Sep 2009 4:32pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

This is delightful, for me there's humor in this shot.

19 Sep 2009 6:06pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

What a shot...just excellent. (and it's Heinze for me everytime too...I'm afraid!!)

19 Sep 2009 6:37pm

philippe from dijon, France

Ho ! insolite et bien réalisée cette image, bravo.... bonne soirée, Philippe.

19 Sep 2009 8:03pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

well, frustration or just posing it looks great !

19 Sep 2009 8:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I can see why this is one of your favorites. I do like this a lot. It's a beautiful, tasteful image with a certain wow factor. Very creatively and beautifully done.

19 Sep 2009 10:53pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

ha! i love the humor and faux-seriousness of this photo. Absolutely wonderful!

20 Sep 2009 12:52am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Fantastic!!! What a great point of view and treatment between the background and the foreground! Nicely done in b/w!

20 Sep 2009 1:07am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful model and poseing, this photo would be a good advertise for Campbell's :))
I enjoy very much your sense of humor in photos like this one.
Very imaginative composition and a fantastic use of DOF and processing.

20 Sep 2009 6:27am

Joan from Jakarta, Indonesia

i don't know what to say... WOW

20 Sep 2009 11:25am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow!! wonderfully thought provoking -- marvelously surreal! faaabulous light, visual textures and excellent intrigue!!! bravo!!!

21 Sep 2009 3:32pm

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

good idea

21 Sep 2009 10:34pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(an old West Wales boy), Germany

The iconic soup tin looked at in a totaly new way.This really is very good Stephen.

22 Sep 2009 1:58pm