Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Great Expectations with Savoir Faire

Very busy day here at Savoir Faire, back to back meetings and just generally falling behind in blogging and reading all of my fellow blogger’s fabulous posts. That brings me to Great Expectations, that wonderful Dickens’ novel which is filled with themes such as tragedy, love and hope.

Finding images which I like has always been a passion of mine and I always look for ways I can use them giving them another meaning than what they were intended for. Here are three images that I think have a very modern Great Expectations feel about them. I will let you be the judge!

Pip meets the convict in the graveyard.

Miss Havisham on her wedding day after finding out she had been left at the altar

Pip in a moment of reflection lamenting the loss of Estella.


  1. I like the direction of this posting - it has limitless possibilities. As I read it, it reminded me of several occasions when the volume of a TV was turned down completely but a radio was on, and the audio meshed perfectly. Mark

  2. I still think you should have taken the ghost ring.

    How does one ever get that blasted orange frosting off their fingers?

  3. I, somehow, fell in love with the third picture. There is so much emotion and intensity about this photograph! I find myself wanting to look at it more, trying to uncover what he is thinking about... Wonderful post! Sets your imagination on an unexpected joirney.:-)

  4. Great expectations looks a bit dark and moody...the pics capture that well. Now I know where the name, "Pip" comes from....It was my ex husband's father's nickname......he was very full of himself and a rigid, stuffy Englishman....

  5. Mark,you are right there are limitless possibilities here, and hopefully will have time to explore these further as I would like to.

    Anya, Yes there is. It males me wonder what the creative director and photographer were telling the model what to do to get this mood.

    Susan, Yes it is. Pip is also a nickname for Philip.


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