… and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

I decided to make a short visit to Krampnitz Kaserne, an old abandoned military German military base in the Potsdam area of Germany.  For those not already familiar with this photographer’s wet dream, you can read more about its history here at the Irish Berliner’s website.  I’ve shot there place several times, 99 percent of the time solo (a bit dangerous, so be careful if you decide to do this, as there are lots of ways you can get hurt here if you’re not careful); much like wreck diving without a buddy, or parachuting without a reserve chute, it can be both scary and exhilarating at the same time, but that’s not why I go solo.  I go solo because I control the pace, lingering in one place or another as long as like to visualize my shots and to make every shot count!  When I came across this particular room, I was immediately reminded of the scene in from Alice in Wonderland where Alice has gone down into the rabbit hole, and ends up in a room with several doors of varying sizes, including a small door behind a curtain.  Of course standing in this space then had my mind racing over several songs and movies, including the  “Matrix” (love that flick).  In particular, I thought about my favorite scene in the movie, where Morpheus invites Neo to take the red pill, stay in Wonderland and see how deep the rabbit hole goes.  It’s all about having control!  Control over your own life, and your own destiny.  Don’t let “The Man”or anyone else do that for you!

To process today’s shot, I listened to Jefferson Airplane’s White Rabbit, Blue Man Group’s awesome rendition of the same song, as well as the super awesome rendition called Rabbit Hole, by Living Legends!  Check all three tunes out.  I think they are all fantastic in their own way!

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November 11, 2010 - 18:13

Matt Awesome as always, Jacques!

November 11, 2010 - 18:23

Mike Olbinski Just wonderful and inspiring.

November 11, 2010 - 18:31

Jim Denham Great image Jacques! That clinches it! I’m calling you Morpheus from now on! Great stuff!

November 11, 2010 - 21:11

Oscar is amazing to see the transformation from the original shot to this master piece… you are on other league, to me is a honor follow you and your work…

Excelente Foto….!!!
Saludos
Oscar Navarro

November 11, 2010 - 21:37

Jacques You guys are fantastic! Thanks a billion for those great words and returning so often to check out my shots!

November 11, 2010 - 23:21

Mark Blundell very nice indeed – like the in focus window and oof foreground. the colour is ace too – great work.

November 13, 2010 - 06:08

Danilo Faria Fantastic post processing, the textures and feeling are amazing!

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