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Jude's avatar

Which photos do you think that I should use for my coffee table?

Asked by Jude (32112points) July 22nd, 2010

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I found a bunch that I like. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to use them all. Which ones do you like?

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jaytkay's avatar

I can’t look through them all, but here are a few
no 27(dirty cigarette butts)
yes 23 Dizzy Gillespie & SOnny Rollins
yes 14 kinda creepy smoking women at the beach w/eyeshades
yes 31 Patti Smith by Maplethorpe
no 15 A favela? Too dark

knitfroggy's avatar

I like 35, 33, 29, 28, 27, 25, 20, 19, 17 i had to look at that one for a minute!, 16, 13, 12, 10, 7, and 4. They are all great, but these were my favorite.

HungryGuy's avatar

I vote for Kowloon.

stardust's avatar

I like 34 32 31— definitely! love 30
like 28 23 24 15 7 6 4

Jude's avatar

Just to add; if you’ve seen any other interesting photos online that would be good for this coffee table, post links, please.

jaytkay's avatar

I looked through some more, only #2 and #5 didn’t appeal to me
2 leaves meh
5 file cabinets meh

Otherwise I liked 1–13
1 Glass beads in mouth, wet face
3 Grass? growing in a room
4 Girl crouching by a 1970s car
6 Picasso by Penn
7 Boyscout
8 mural
9 shower women
10 bathing cap woman
11 sexy rear view & torn nylons
12 sure
13 Sid Vicious mugshot

Jude's avatar

@jaytkay I love 12. Not sure for a coffee table, but, I love that photo.

jaytkay's avatar

@jjmah #12 reminds me of Diane Arbus

Jude's avatar

@jaytkay Ah, I have her coffee table book. :)

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I like these: 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35

Jude's avatar

Thanks, guys.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

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Add a black and white of Salvador Dali wrapped in a tiger skin.

knitfroggy's avatar

I cannot wait to see how this table turns out!

Jude's avatar

My picks:

3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34

Jude's avatar

I like the idea of black and white with a bit of color.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@jjmah They’re all great pic’s. My favorites are #3,4,5,6,7 (looks like a Norman Rockwell painting),8,9(reminds me of David Hamilton’s work),14,15(reminds me of Manila),17(cool tromp d’oeil),18,19(very “noir”),24,25,26,28,29,30(looks like a lady I know),31(classic Mapplethorpe), 32–35. You’re going to need about 3 tabletops. Maybe sort by: people, architecture/landscape and album covers. With a glass top on the table, you can change between these lovely photos. I’d love to do a full tabletop with pics like 30 and 31.

NicoleSochacki's avatar

6 9 10 20 all the vinyl sleeves….what about using your own pics and cropping and changing the hue or distorting things to get a new perspective on what you noticed about the world and decided to capture….I think capturing meaningful perspectives would be an interesting theme for your coffee table.

Jeruba's avatar

I’d choose these:

6, 9, 14, 19, 28, 30

There are some other great ones here—for instance, 11, 24, and 25—but I avoided the ones that wouldn’t look like much reduced or with poor resolution, that had too much detail, or that didn’t seem to complement one another. I could see these as kind of a set.

judochop's avatar

You know, I’d be happy to shoot something for you for your coffee table. Aside from that, I am with Jeruba on 6,9, 14 and 30. 11 is pretty great also.

Jude's avatar

@judochop I would love it if you would shoot something. I’d be grateful for anything.

I was talking to my girlfriend and we may do end tables, as well. We’ll see how the coffee table goes.

judochop's avatar

@jjmah go ahead and get at me via PM. I have tons of shots that are similar to what you already have up there. I’d be happy to shoot something just for you.

Jeruba's avatar

@jjmah, you will be posting a photo of the finished product, yes?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

7,15,and 25 are my picks :)

Cruiser's avatar

6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 20, 21, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 35.

Look into bar top epoxy resins. They pour out thick and self level! What ever you do TEST the resin first on throwaway pics. Some inks and or pigments will react with the chemicals.

Gluing them down first is a must too! I just did a table with pics done on a photo printer with photo paper for my sons scout troops picnic table for their camp! Except for some patches that reacted with the resin and some colors faded, the table came out great!

Jude's avatar

@Jeruba Yes, I’ll be posting a photo.

So, my girlfriend and I are heading up to Traverse City tonight (for the weekend). Along the way, we’re going to stop in antique shops and find us an old (although, lovely) coffee table. Possibly, some end tables.

@Cruiser That’s the way that we’re going to go about i; bar top epoxy resin.

Jude's avatar

This is where I got the idea. Go to the gallery on the left-hand side/ You’ll see that they have pictures of a bunch of their meals. Click on a few and you’re bound to see one of those tables.

Jeruba's avatar

The gallery doesn’t work.

Jude's avatar

I need your opinion.

We’re looking for old(ish) coffee tables (remember, we’re going to paint them). Here are a couple of options.

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knitfroggy's avatar

I adore #1.

Cruiser's avatar

I like #2 as it already looks distressed and would look great with a lot of the vintage pics you have and the under storage is a huge bonus!! Can never have enough of that…table games and pic books could be stashed there.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

#2 because it will blend with several other styles of furntiture.

jaytkay's avatar

I prefer #1 because I like things light and simple.

“Another option” should not be painted in my opinion, that’s a nice modern table that shouldn’t be complicated.

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

With #1 you might have a problem with the drop-leaves if you go with the epoxy covered pictures; same problem with the volute edges on #2. The third is a nice simple design (Shaker influenced mid 20th century Danish); you could get a piece of tempered glass easily cut to that shape if you decide to use that method. #1 and 2 will require stripping/sanding before you can do anything with them.

Jude's avatar

We found a 100 year old trunk. It’s in decent condition. It’s made of pine and has square nails (she’s old). It’s lovely and that’s what we’re going to use.

Jude's avatar

Here are the pictures on the antique trunk and the first coat of epoxy resin (still wet)

album

jaytkay's avatar

Very cool! Thanks for updating us!

HungryGuy's avatar

What’s the painting on the wall above the tree?

Jude's avatar

It’s “Madonna” by Edvard Munch.

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