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Designer Erik

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 16 March 2010 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.

A little break in our coastal tour -

- to give this Tuesday - a big lift.

That's my business partner and good friend, Erik Reinecke up on the lift. He is a creative graphic sign designer and fabricator in San Francisco. My humble office sits inside his shop. This image was his idea.

Last year - he had just finished installing the metal sign above the door to this high-end retailer at Embarcadero Center. He thought it would be cool to join the community of headless witnesses to the installation.

He struck the pose. I took the capture into Photoshop­­. And here is the result.

I do not recommend beheading your friends as therapy. Looking at this image still gives me the creeps.

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool image, well spotted

16 Mar 2010 6:13am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Nice shot!

16 Mar 2010 8:37am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Good contrast but ,"who´s Erik" ?? Or is that a silly question !!!

16 Mar 2010 11:40am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Confession time. I had misplaced this image file and couldn't find it - even using every 'search' trick I know. I discovered it late last night and almost sent it to Erik as an email before deciding to post it here today. I needed to get home and barely had time to get it into AM3 in time for the Tuesday post.

This morning - I expanded the description to explain - 'who's Erik?' So if you don't mind heading back...

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Ah, OK. Hmmm, where is Kat Love?

16 Mar 2010 12:01pm

@Ralph Jones: Well - OK - good question. And, good news - she'll be back soon. Literally. She's is returning from Greece in April and we're negotiating a location to do a shoot. She'll have very little time and it won't include a Sunday - unfortunately - this eliminates a continuation onto 'The Streets of San Francisco'. (darn) However - I am certain we'll think of something clever.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Well spotted, I guess the worker lost his head over something

16 Mar 2010 1:30pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Perfect vantage point. This is funny:-)

16 Mar 2010 2:56pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

That's cool!

16 Mar 2010 4:40pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great ST capture... :-))

16 Mar 2010 5:50pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice capture

16 Mar 2010 7:30pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Beheading Erik seems suitable for a Silly Tuesday Stephen

16 Mar 2010 8:04pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Just perfect for a tuesday's an image full of headless wonders!!! Great idea, and wonderful execution!!!!

16 Mar 2010 9:47pm

David from Detroit, United States

Fun! The missing heads are very funny.

17 Mar 2010 1:28am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I thought it was just another dummy—sorry Erik you need to watch who you hang out with. best...jerry

17 Mar 2010 2:36am

@ordinaryimages: Jerry - I missed the fact that you made the showcase last Friday - Congratulations!

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Eric will be on the top , soon :)

19 Mar 2010 3:54pm