The Mold That We Settle In: Deteriorated & Rated, A Vitality Like A Bolt Of Lightning Falling Without Being Dilapidated

The Mold That We Settle In: Deteriorated & Rated, A Vitality Like A Bolt Of Lightning Falling Without Being Dilapidated
Image by DerrickT
*My Uncle: Mr. Model For Weirdology.

30 thoughts on “The Mold That We Settle In: Deteriorated & Rated, A Vitality Like A Bolt Of Lightning Falling Without Being Dilapidated

  1. I feel like that person is a Mesmer, trying to project or perhaps protect thoughts from flying about all willy-nilly – the waves of light in back to great effect I’ll have you know.

  2. Are the uncle’s eyes open or closed behind his hand?
    Just wondering. ‘Cause i feel that he observes us/you, in a way. It could be much better if he ‘d had a transparent hand.
    Don’t you offer him one??

  3. I wish I had an uncle that is a model for Weirdology. :)) I actually haven’t been around my uncles in a very long time. You’re a lucky guy. ๐Ÿ™‚ Great photo, I love the blur of lights in the back. Kind off like he’s spinning in a circle.

  4. I’m still working this one out….
    did someone have to stand behind and move a light about…or am I the one spinning here?

    There’s this wonderful juxtaposition of two poses here..both at conflicts of sorts. A pensive, brooding pose or a hidden-all seeing disposition.

    the light here is a Derrick masterstroke of note…something I’ve come to recognise almost immediately now.
    wonderful work as always.
    wonderful weirdology.


  5. this image and title remind me of so much of ‘stuff’ that i have been considering lately – almost a giant coincidence – the image itself seems to burble with possibilities…if only they’d let you take over the twilight zone series, it would be a wise choice. x

  6. bealluc: Why thank you, as always! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sylvia: Always a joy to see your presence. You bring along much love and lumination with you!

    Ryan: Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    mel: I initially started to answer your question, but I decided otherwise for two reasons.

    One reason is that I would like to leave it to your imagination. And, the other reason is that I have absolutely no idea if he had his eyes opened or closed. Next time I see him, I’ll ask him! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The "transparent hand" could be worked out, yes. In fact, that gives me an interesting idea, so thank you for that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    vegg: You probably do, but you just don’t know about it. Most people aren’t too "vocal" about their weirdologies, and when they are, they usually aren’t "weird" like they say they are. They just ‘think’ that they are weird so they can think/act differently for the ‘show’/’front’ of it all! ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, we’re all weird, nonetheless. In our own electric ways. I appreciate your comments, as always! And why haven’t you see your uncles in a long time?

    K: Thank you, as always, for your kind words! ๐Ÿ™‚

    ex_machine: Thanks!

    softNsweet: (I think you change your name every week, don’t you?! Haha!)…I always appreciate your kindness! Forgive me if I don’t get to your stream as often as I’d like, but you know how it goes! You have some funny images on your folio!

    Ricardo: You think so? I never really found that he looked scary here, but this is why it is always entertainingly interesting to see everyone’s perceptions. Thank you for the comments, my friend!

    depassagem: Yes, I suppose you could I am inspired by my own work, indeed! ๐Ÿ˜‰ …It has its way of becoming a reoccuring thought-pattern on a daily basis! …Thanks, as always, for the comments!

    grace: Ha! Thanks for the comments!

    Lou-magic: I am now interested in what exactly this ‘stuff’ is that you are referring to. Probably something similar with the ‘streaks’, perhaps? I am actually not surprised by the "giant coincidence" considering as though our hands look similar, among other things. ๐Ÿ™‚ …Always a joy to see you!

    Marinkel: Ha! You are the coffee-master; seriously! I really hope someone seriously thinks about giving you a coffee-set for Christmas this year. And, if they don’t, then let me know and I will send you one! ๐Ÿ™‚ …Thank you, as always!

    Craig: I was actually wondering if anyone was going to ask me how this was done, or if they were even going to hint around or even mention it whatsoever — and leave it up to you to do so! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank God for tripods, or a lot of us would be in a lot of trouble! Especially when it’s difficult to get people to do anything! The camera was set-up on the tripod in front of my uncle. I was holding a long extension cord with a small Christmas-tree bulb lit-up on the edge of it. The camera was set on the timer option (10 seconds) and I would start the camera up and quickly move behind my uncle (small space, so I had really had to be careful!) where I would be moving the light in both directional opposites until the camera had provided us with the image. It actually took about 15 attempts (guesstimation) before getting it how we liked it. Or, how *I* liked it anyhow.

    At one point, I actually "threw out" my right elbow (like a baseball pitcher does from time-to-time when throwing a baseball, although mine was a lot less extended and severe) from the beating my arm was taking by moving the wire as fast as I could across the ear-to-ear plane of my uncle. The pain lingered for about 30 minutes and gradually (and thankfully!) faded away, to my happy-happy-joy-joyness!

    Thanks to all for the comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Yes Derrick, you capture a really skeletal look in his face with the light. Of course, your poor uncle, I said he looked like Bob from Twin Peaks before. I’m certain he’s on the side of the angels since he works with you and shares genetics, but he definitely comes off as deeply undercover about it in most of his modeling!

  8. As they say in the movies:
    pain is temporary,
    film is forever.

    glad there’s still plenty milage left in that arm.

  9. Hey , you got beautiful adoptation to " Those Lights Behind Me or Screwing While Chewing" !!!!!!
    Also i found some memory of "Neon Braverin Clampstuck of Needle" !!!!!

    Flowers from backstage ‘)

  10. Thank you for posting in Broken Mirror – I like the title and the brooding man your uncle who seems to be concentrating or maybe deciphering the lines in his hand, gathering frantic energy into a place of stillness.

  11. light seams to be shooting through his mind at the speed of light. his brain is having trouble keeping up… so he drinks excessive amounts of
    !!!!!!!caffeinated beverages!!!!!!! in order to process the light energy efficiently.
    he says now is the time to create art… create art…. create art….

    — I’m enjoying the series of images you are creating with your uncle —-
    — BRAVO to you BOTH —————————————————————-

  12. Each and every one of you:

    I appreciate the comments tremendously! Truly thankful for all of the kindness that is provided here! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. fantastic experimentation, for some reason this made me think of amusement parks and the lights there at night. very cool of you to explain how it was done too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Maryanne: Thank you, thank you, sweetness! Always good to see your comments/presence over here. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Kym: I’d like to hear more about why this haunts you. ๐Ÿ™‚ …Thanks, as always, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. It haunts me because of the ways I’ve lived that and the mindfulness it takes to not let it happen. The molds that we are poured into by society that ultimately don’t feel like the right fit (at least not for me) can become a nice, comfy home of complacency and stagnation.

    I refuse to settle in.

    Thank you, dear Derrick, for sharing your beautiful heart with this world.

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