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A Quiet Bedroom
Sparkling Maisie Day
American Student Bedroom
Communication
Grand Illusion
Tropical wood
Network of friends
ORB
The Red Room
Yawning Fara
Open curtains in the morning.
American hotel room
Mirror mirror
American Girl
Milk
A room with a view
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Grand Illusion

The title of this photograph "Grand Illusion" is drawn from the name of the classic Jean Renoir World War I film. The photo includes the scene where Erich von Stroheim cuts off the geranium’s head, “the castle’s only flower,” a symbol of the declining aristocracy in a European world with a rigid class system. The observer of the film, my subject, sitting in his sunlit bedroom, is a former businessman and a Korean War veteran, in his late eighties. His body has aged, but he remains physically active, as well as mentally engaged in the wider world of politics, business, and finance. He sits on the edge of his bed, not yet dressed for the day, engrossed in the retelling of this World War I film classic.

TAGS: Bedroom, New York

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New York, New York, United States of America
Member since 2018
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Copyright:
© Mildred Alpern.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2018
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Camera Make: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Camera Model: E-M5MarkII
Focal Length: 12mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO200
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