May Meng  


A Hair Does Not Need Cut by May Meng

May 2020 - A Hair Does Not Need Cut

About the Image(s)

Image name: A hair does not need cut.
Camera: iPhone 7 camera with b/w filter

I made this image yesterday while I saw one of my hair dropped under my water cup, and felt and quite interesting for these days haven't had a chance to take care of myself looks and hair and for me a more conceptual feeling of being reflected my inner wish to be liberated as well as enjoy the moment being isolated.

It is more like a new experimental for me, and I love to shoot by my phone so it won't lost any moment just popped into my mind.


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6 comments posted

Sandra Irwin   Sandra Irwin
Hard to figure out where the hair is, exactly. The background is easy enough to make out to see it is something we should recognize. I sometimes like to take pictures that are so close up or so in motion that the subject matter is unrecognizable. In those cases I am going for some kind of abstract art approach. However here the viewer can distinguish quite a lot, and I felt left wondering what all the little holes and gunk were. I do think the monochrome is effective. Also the focus is good.   Posted: 05/10/2020 18:45:49

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
I find the over exposed area and the gunk bottom left, distracting and it really just looks like a hair on a messy surface for no rhyme or reason. But May, that's me, as you know. Others will possibly react differently.   Posted: 05/24/2020 23:07:58

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
I love this image and the idea of the loosed strand of hair as a metaphor for the freedom for which we all yearn in our lock down. The patterns, shapes and play of light grab my attention and hold it as I attempt to formulate my own interpretation. In the end I conclude that I am watching a seahorse on a leash prancing about and leaving paths of footprints.   Posted: 05/27/2020 21:18:30

Marie Miller   Marie Miller
Hi May, I love the thought and idea behind the photo. This photo doesn't seem to convey the feeling of liberation or isolation for me. I think it's because of all of the texture in the scene that draws my eye, rather than to the hair. On the other hand, I do love the monochrome treatment of the image, it makes the water cup look like a metallic surface. I also like textures and depth reflected on the surface. That bit of imperfection on the surface does remind me of a seahorse as Judith pointed out. I don't think the hair could stand out with all that is going on in the background. I look forward to seeing more of your work.   Posted: 05/28/2020 00:03:30

May Meng   May Meng
Hi all, thanks so much for your comments!!
There are for sure lots need to improve on the journey we are all towards! I will work on it! Appreciate all your lovely feedbacks! Stay well!
  Posted: 05/28/2020 11:17:04

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi May, This is definitely a time to slow down and soak up our personal environment. When I looked at the image, I thought it might be a hair but didn't recognize anything else. The thin black hair against the shapes and textures makes an ambiguous art statement. Phones can do marvelous close-up imaging. Karl   Posted: 05/29/2020 09:08:02