Frankie and Johnny

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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedSeptember 25, 2014
TakenJuly 26, 2013
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/160 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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The early 90's produced a ton of great films. Frankie and Johnny was one. Stellar cast: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Nathan Lane, Hector Elizondo. Frankie and Johnny were starcrossed lovers working at overcoming unseemly pasts, alone and together.

As with any good movie, there are moments that stick... video bits that play in your head... that go to instant replay here and there... now and again.

Using PlayLater, I pulled the scene that went to autoplay as I looked through this window during one Chicago getaway. I love the original song that backs the scene. I love the measures of Claire de Lune (integral to the plot) that are skillfully woven in towards the end of this song. The extracted scene is a study in moments of close encounters of no encounter... those moments of absolute aloneness that are unavoidable and ever-present in everyone's lives.

Lightbox... yes

In the The Psychology of an Image photo essay.

27 responses

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (25 Sep 2014):

    Love it! Wonderful geometrical composition and perfect contrast. Super neat capture.

  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka said (25 Sep 2014):

    Also a splendid comment to this beautiful shot! I am with you.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (25 Sep 2014):

    Makes you wonder if anyone is looking back. A bit of rear window comes to mind too. Cool shot!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (25 Sep 2014):


  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (25 Sep 2014):

    That was a great move, This is a great shot....

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (25 Sep 2014):


  • Scott Emery

    Scott Emery gave props (25 Sep 2014):

    Love the contrast and the low POV. And yes, I feel much of the fifties urban grit in this shot. It is all about our fair city (Chicago) if one looks.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (25 Sep 2014):

    Al and Michelle? I was thinkin' "E" and Donna Douglas (of "Bevery Hillbillies" fame). Great pic.

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (25 Sep 2014):

    You've captured the urban spirit of life inside and outside the building.

  • James Arzente

    James Arzente (Deleted) gave props (25 Sep 2014):


  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (26 Sep 2014):

    Love the compo!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (26 Sep 2014):

    You've artfully captured the essence!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (26 Sep 2014):

    This is one poppin' window shot. Comp is crazy compelling.

  • Demetrius Chryssikos

    Demetrius Chryssikos said (27 Sep 2014):

    This is stunning...

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (29 Sep 2014):

    Just a tremendous shot. And wonderful insight. You are an artist through and through...

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (30 Sep 2014):

    Very interesting spin on the theme...That was a great movie and love the shot also.

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2014):

    Perfectly balanced, all around

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Oct 2014):

    POVdacious entry!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    Wonderful !

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (2 Oct 2014):

    i love those moments of absolutely aloneness!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Oct 2014):

    Love the way you composed this!

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (10 Mar 2015):

    My vote.


    SAURO DORIA gave props (10 Mar 2015):

    Bellissima atmosfera, il mio voto!

  • rekha nag

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