the dark side of asparagus….


I’d been editing  pictures from my archives when I was struck by the animation in these natures mortes. The protagonists seem anything but mortes; they seem to be very much alive. The curvy group of close friends bound together by string and bitchery, seem to be engaged in the serious business of slagging off a good friend who is just across the room, whilst one or two of their number cannot resist a glance over the shoulder, ignoring the endlessly repeated “whatever you do don’t look”…..and below, the recipient of those harsh words seeks comfort from her own coterie of supporters. It may be greener, but it’s meaner.


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Photographer and film maker living in France. After a long career in London, my wife and I have settled in the Vendee, where we run residential digital photography courses with a strong gastronomic flavour.
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32 Responses to the dark side of asparagus….

  1. An asparagus has to do what an asparagus has to do. Someone has to be the first to break ranks.
    Lovely photos, very dramatic.

  2. natures mortes – wasn’t that what inspired some art nuevo in the late 1800s? Love the photos.

  3. Mad Dog says:

    Syd might call that Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast, but he got Brain Damage, can no longer Breathe, and has gone to The Great Gig In The Sky. Me, I say, Any Colour You Like 😉

  4. Eha says:

    Hey: I want to come over and talk – first with that lively bunch of asparagus, and depending of what I hear in the vine, with you!! Would love t know what the coterie sees . . . 🙂 ! That would be fun!!!

  5. How did those asparagus end up their beautiful lives … a pot of boiling water….. or on a sizzling grill?

  6. Angeline M says:

    Beautifully photographed.

  7. Bahaha. That’s brilliant… and slightly eccentric. I love it 🙂

  8. Sue says:

    Beautifully photographed, and a slick piece of prose….

  9. I knew there had to be a good reason for not liking asparagus. Apart from the diuretic effect they have on me.

  10. Sally says:

    Anthropomorphic asparagus – love it. Might have to think twice before eating now.

  11. Very vivid. There have been times I was the sole asparagus across the room. Ah well. 🙂

  12. The last photo makes me think of stilettos!

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