December 4, 2006

Heteroclite.

Cellist and listener in Paris

John Althouse Cohen took this picture in Paris in 2005. It looks better in the enlargement, which you'll see if you click on the picture. What's with the post title? Click on the picture!

19 comments:

MadisonMan said...

It took me several looks to realize that only the leaner against the lightpost isn't black and white. I'm not sure what that means.

Rishi Gajria said...

John Althouse Cohen. Thats your son. How come he has your last name as a middle name?

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Garage Mahal said...

Hey wait a minute. That's a young John Kerry in 1970 on that cello!

Not fooling me.

John Althouse Cohen said...

John Althouse Cohen. Thats your son. How come he has your last name as a middle name?

Althouse is my mom's last name; Cohen is my dad's last name.

Dale B said...

I had to look it up.

Heteroclite: Deviating from the ordinary; irregular or abnormal; anomalous.

This doesn't help me know how this applies to the picture unless it's the color/monochrome mix. That seems too simple.

If I remember correctly, Ann posted another one of John's photographs with the same sort of mix. I think that it was a blue vase on a restaurant table.

I'm really bad at this sort of thing. I think I'll stick to engineering.

George said...

It looks like the man is about to something of an eleemosynary nature.

Really, perfessor. I, for one, am shocked.

Ricardo said...

"Heteroclite: Deviating from the ordinary ...."

That makes the in-color onlooker the heteroclite, and the urbane aesthetic cellist the metroclite. All we need is one more sign.

GPE said...

Cello. Bringing the color of life to those who listen. Sweet!

Truly said...

The cellist looks like the blind opera singer they're always showing on PBS (Andrea Bocelli, I think). Did he sing as well, by any chance?

Excellent posture, by the way!

Ann Althouse said...

Look! Observe! See!

John Althouse Cohen said...

Did he sing as well, by any chance?

No, he was playing a Bach Cello Suite.

Anonymous said...

"Look! Observe! See!"

It's the word on the building behind the young man with the helmet. No doubt a shop of goods that deviate from the ordinary.

Robbie Barton said...

John-

I don't know anything about photography, how did you achieve that effect?

Ann Althouse said...

Terry wins.

Menlo Bob said...

"How did you achieve that effect?"

The effect of sitting erect whist engaging in cello playing has been a staple of music instruction going back many years. His demeanor suggests a devotion to doing only cello playing rather than winking, sqinting or making animal noises. Someone else took on the responsibilities for the photo.

Goesh said...

I wish there could have been a cat sitting by that street light instead of color boy...

SWBarns said...

truly: Did he sing as well, by any chance?

JAC: No, he was playing a Bach Cello Suite.

Me: He must not have known the words.