Bob Dylan's "Ballad of a Thin Man"

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UploadedJune 1, 2007
TakenFebruary 12, 2004
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ModelPENTAX Optio 550
Exposure1/333 sec at f/5
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Ballad of a Thin Man.

You walk into the room

With your pencil in your hand

You see somebody naked

And you say, "Who is that man?"

You try so hard

But you don't understand

Just what you will say

When you get home

Because something is happening here

But you don't know what it is

Do you, Mister Jones?

You raise up your head

And you ask, "Is this where it is?"

And somebody points to you and says

"It's his"

And you say, "What's mine?"

And somebody else says, "Well, what is?"

And you say, "Oh my God

Am I here all alone?"

But something is happening

And you don't know what it is

Do you, Mister Jones?

61 responses

  • Marcus Hammerschmitt

    Marcus Hammerschmitt   said (18 Jul 2007):

    Now that is one strange and fascinating picture.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (28 Jul 2007):

    Thank you Marcus. I'll keep the story behind it a secret, but I can tell you there's nothing staged or set up about this picture - it's what was there.

  • Chris Wesseling

    Chris Wesseling gave props (6 Aug 2007):


  • David Speer

    David Speer said (27 Sep 2007):

    Love the balance, left to right. Love the balance, white and black. But what really makes this for me is cutting off the head of the puppeteer. Felliniesque. Awesome.

  • melanie scott

    melanie scott gave props (15 Oct 2007):

    great image! very surreal!

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    the more I look at this the more confused I get

  • Mojca Savicki

    Mojca Savicki gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Yeah! Perfect entry for the theme, Alexis :)!!! Really great!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    Alexis this shot is a knockout!

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (7 Jul 2008):

    I agree totally, how unique and such a fun comp! excellent

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Brilliant Image Alexis !- the puppet of government and the bystanders

  • Eric Cook

    Eric Cook gave props (16 Jul 2008):

    Great job! For me, it's the on-lookers that make the shot.

  • Tim Peters

    Tim Peters   gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Wow!! Great photo!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Good. My vote

  • Emanuela Franchini

    Emanuela Franchini said (30 Jul 2008):

    perfect capture, it's a yeah.

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Man, great shot!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (1 Aug 2008):

    Fantastic shot Alexis. You have my vote

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    I like it and it rocks.

  • Antje Woolum

    Antje Woolum (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    That's a wonderful image!

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (28 Nov 2009):

    The folks watching look confused...Excellent entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Dec 2009):

    Blowin' the doors off JPG's Theme Park.

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    great image, great song!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (2 Mar 2010):

    Simply wonderful, I voted.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2010):


  • Christine Lukowicz

    Christine Lukowicz said (7 Mar 2010):

    Beautiful picture, I vote yes!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (8 Mar 2010): vote !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Mar 2010):

    Indeed surreal. Love it! Voted.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Mar 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (11 Mar 2010):


  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (11 Mar 2010):


  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (12 Mar 2010):

    Back to Vote!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2010):


  • Lori D'Ambrosio

    Lori D'Ambrosio gave props (14 Mar 2010):

    voted. love this image.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (15 Mar 2010):

    my vote!

  • dana io

    dana io gave props (16 Mar 2010):

    mine too!

  • Will McQuail

    Will McQuail gave props (18 Mar 2010):

    sweet shit

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (20 Mar 2010):

    my vote!

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne gave props (21 Mar 2010):

    Tremendous photographs and soundtrack (vtd, of course)

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (22 Mar 2010):

    This is Great !

  • Al Gieryna

    Al Gieryna gave props (24 Mar 2010):

    Great song...great photo, voting

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (25 Mar 2010):

    What a truly Fantastic photo Alexis.....voted

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (25 Mar 2010):

    .....and, the perfect song as accompaniment.

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    fascinating, eccentric, mysterious. love it.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (29 Mar 2010):

    My vote,,,

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (7 Apr 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Lara  K. Spencer

    Lara K. Spencer (Deleted) gave props (22 Apr 2010):

    Yeah, rad. Awesome! And I love Bob Dylan

  • Adrian Rodriguez

    Adrian Rodriguez gave props (3 May 2010):

    Fantastic perspective, the composition is great, I love how the ladies and gent are in the background perfect timing.

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (4 May 2010):

    Love it, back to vote!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (5 May 2010):

    Cool find! Art is everywhere. Got my vote.

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (6 May 2010):

    I love this one Alexis!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2010):

    Voted; what an amazing image--the group of onlookers is a spectacular counterpoint!

  • Kelly Harrison

    Kelly Harrison said (11 May 2010):

    my vote.

  • chris drake

    chris drake (Deleted) said (28 May 2010):

    got my vote

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (2 Jun 2010):

    Again here to vote....perfect as always.

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (6 Jun 2010):

    Great shot ... my vote.

  • Léa Bastien

    Léa Bastien (Deleted) gave props (22 Oct 2010):

    Ech time I listen to this song I have this picture in my mind now!

  • christa masters

    christa masters said (5 Feb 2011):

    congrats on your publication in issue 25!!! this is an amazing image...

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (5 Feb 2011):

    perfect ost

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (6 Feb 2011):

    Congratulations! Well deserved!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    Fantastic! This is an AWESOME shot!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (14 Apr 2011):


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