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Give us a hand

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 30 August 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Make that a big hand
On second thoughts make that two.
Now on Continuous World Tour
Frank Sidebottom was the stage name and persona of Chris Sievey (1955-2010).
The character was instantly recognisable by his spherical head, originally made of papier-mache. He was usually dressed in a fifties sharp suit and styled himself as an aspiring pop star from Timperley near Manchester. He was optimistic and blind to his failings and though middle aged still lived with his mother.
This info is culled from that provided by the scarecrow maker
Kettlewell 4

NIKON D70s 1/250 second F/10.0 66 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cet épouvantail !

30 Aug 2010 5:22am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great tittle ;) and nice shot.

30 Aug 2010 6:04am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Chris Sievey, RIP, persona large, but no handies
Another quirky shot! But less scary, I'm pleased to say! Nice one!

30 Aug 2010 6:15am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

He would never be any good at DIGITAL photography ... not that I'd want to point the finger at anyone. Love it.

30 Aug 2010 7:03am

@Nigel: I'm always a sucker for a bad pun. That's 'hands'omely done :)

amirreza from tehran, Iran

cool shot

30 Aug 2010 8:22am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Forgive me that I don't understand the deeper meaning..nevertheless
all these pics are funny,would shake his hand if he had one:)

30 Aug 2010 10:15am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A very interesting text to read grouser friend! The scarecrow is once again amazing! This time with a very comfortable environment, stone walls and beautiful colors in the wood! I really like the contrast between different materials and textures! Best regards, Adela

30 Aug 2010 10:29am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain


30 Aug 2010 11:17am

k@ from Paris, France

What a great metaphor : arms hold out but no hands ! That's strong !

30 Aug 2010 12:50pm

Gillian Barfoot from Saint John, Canada

Oh my. I hope that suit is weatherproof!

30 Aug 2010 12:57pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Great find Grouser, such interesting figures ;)

30 Aug 2010 1:04pm

Don from spokane, United States

A funny picture. A fine scarecrow with style.

30 Aug 2010 2:05pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Sidebottom - a great Yorkshire name.
Wonder who stole his shoes?

30 Aug 2010 3:38pm

wolfen from Villefranche s/s, France

Un épouvantail fort sympathique !!!

30 Aug 2010 3:55pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

But today is not Tuesday :-)
Nice meeting

30 Aug 2010 4:13pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Cool and humorous shot.

30 Aug 2010 6:41pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

cool (but scary) image!

30 Aug 2010 7:51pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition .

30 Aug 2010 8:00pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

This call for a hug
nice shot

30 Aug 2010 8:44pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking shot

30 Aug 2010 10:40pm

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow you even got a history of this one. Good show!

30 Aug 2010 11:32pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot..and title!

31 Aug 2010 1:50am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

lol another great shot and a great title!

31 Aug 2010 5:06am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Oh, like this one !! Not scary at all... rather welcoming... :-))

31 Aug 2010 6:05am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Hands off! His mine :)
I've gotta hand it to him, hands down he's the most "hand"some dude :)

1 Sep 2010 4:25am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very funny find! :)

1 Sep 2010 5:45am

1/250 second
66 mm (35mm equiv.)