Janus, n. (1508)


1. The name of an ancient Italian deity, regarded as the doorkeeper of heaven, as guardian of doors and gates, and as presiding over the entrance upon or beginning of things; represented with a face on the front and another on the back of his head; the doors of his temple in the Roman Forum were always open in time of war, and shut in time of peace. Often used allusively, and in attributive and other relations.

2. a. Designating materials with a double facing, or things having a two-way action.

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  58 comments for “Janus

  1. O
    27/07/2013 at 22:24

    Beautiful pictures and so imaginative. Also love how there’s so much more to see than what is immediately apparent.

    O x

    • Harper Eliot
      27/07/2013 at 22:51

      Thank you! I am very happy with how these turned out.

  2. 27/07/2013 at 22:39

    I am in love with your hair….

    The image through the glass table is amazing….

    and the suggestion of two-way action holds so many possible meanings….



    • Harper Eliot
      27/07/2013 at 22:52

      Wow… praise indeed, from you Molly. Thank you; I’m really happy with how this turned out.


  3. 27/07/2013 at 22:53

    I love the surface of the glass, bot reflective and see through.

    Rachel x

    • Harper Eliot
      27/07/2013 at 23:10

      Yes! I like that too. Thank you!

  4. 27/07/2013 at 23:29

    Always clever, always inspiring . . . and a beautiful new image I shall immediately think of the next time I hear someone say “mooning” !!!

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 07:39

      Ha! Thank you very much.

  5. 27/07/2013 at 23:36

    Clever. I am glad you posted your text or I would never have understood ;)

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 07:39

      Haha, I barely understood; my Daddy picked the word. I had to look it up to make sure.

  6. 28/07/2013 at 00:04

    I absolutely love the first image. It really is beautiful :)

    Perfect balance.

    Rebel xox

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 07:40

      Thank you! I would rarely use two together, but I love the way these two compliment each other.

  7. 28/07/2013 at 03:24

    Utterly stunning. There is so much to see in the first image, and so much to admire in the second :)

    xx Dee

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 07:40

      Aww, thank you. That’s a lovely thing to read.

  8. 28/07/2013 at 04:58

    Beautiful images, I especially love the first with the reflection in the glass table evoking the two sides :)

    ~Kazi xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 07:41

      Thank you. I’m very happy with them.

  9. 28/07/2013 at 08:20

    Wonderful images… 2 sides of an incredible lady :)

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 08:35

      Aww, thank you. That’s a lovely thing to hear.

  10. 28/07/2013 at 08:29

    Beautiful – especially the first picture. You have the loveliest hair. :)

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 08:35

      Hehe, I actually have quite “meh” hair; but I’ve learned how to fake it. Thank you!

  11. 28/07/2013 at 10:02

    Beautiful pictures!!!! I love the first image it made me look a bit closer. Very interesting!!!! Xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 18:51

      Thank you! I do like the way that one is pulling people to look closer.

  12. 28/07/2013 at 10:14

    What amazing pictures. The reflections in the glass table as so, so clever; really encourages you to study them and work out exactly what’s going on. Wonderful job! Jane xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 18:51

      Thank you! I am very happy with the reflection.

  13. 28/07/2013 at 10:26

    Love the dual nature of a ‘single’ image. Well done!

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 18:51

      Two photographs, one image. I like it too.

  14. 28/07/2013 at 14:19

    Gorgeous images and so clever! Brilliant entry
    Oh I do hope this comment gets through – I am having so much trouble leaving comments on wp sites these days!

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 23:54

      For some reason you ended up in my spam, but I found you! And thank you; I’m glad you like it.

  15. 28/07/2013 at 15:01

    You have such beautiful hair! Love how much thought you put into your word:)

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 18:52

      I have to give the credit for the word to my Daddy; but I am very happy with how it turned out.

  16. 28/07/2013 at 15:55

    Both images are gorgeous but the first is my favourite. So clever, erotic and captured perfectly.

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 18:52

      Thank you! I’m very happy with that image, but really love them most together.

  17. 28/07/2013 at 19:04

    deep. truly.

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 19:17

      Thank you!

  18. 28/07/2013 at 20:36

    Very artsy. Props to your Daddy for coming up with that word.

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 21:09

      Thank you – he is a clever man.

  19. 28/07/2013 at 21:00

    I love your word choice, great images! :)

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 21:10

      Thank you! Word chosen by my talented Daddy.

  20. 28/07/2013 at 21:20

    Love the colours and the way the image through the glass is reminiscent of looking into the water. The complexity of that image with the relaxed beauty of the second. A great pairing.

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 21:22

      Thank you! That’s exactly what I was going for.

  21. 28/07/2013 at 21:56

    Your fingers on the table really grab me and take me through that picture. So creative.

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 22:04

      Thank you! I confess, I’m really happy with the reflected fingers.

  22. Mia
    28/07/2013 at 22:08

    Both are utterly gorgeous pictures, the first however grabs me to look further and deeper. Brilliant interpretation of “Janus” also!

    ~Mia~ xx

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 23:29

      Thank you! I’m very happy with this.

  23. 28/07/2013 at 23:13

    The reflections combined with seeing through the glass in the first image is beautiful, and I love the lighting in the 2nd; gorgeous!

    • Harper Eliot
      28/07/2013 at 23:30

      Thank you! I like the light in the latter as well.

  24. 29/07/2013 at 02:27

    These are simply beautiful!

    • Harper Eliot
      29/07/2013 at 09:08

      Thank you!

  25. 29/07/2013 at 04:57

    Very clever, and beautifully done. :-)

    • Harper Eliot
      29/07/2013 at 09:14

      Thank you!

  26. 29/07/2013 at 08:48

    Beautiful pictures!
    Mia x

    • Harper Eliot
      29/07/2013 at 09:14

      Merci madame.

  27. 30/07/2013 at 15:43

    Love these! Especially the table, very clever choice of word. You hair looks gorgeous too! x

    • Harper Eliot
      30/07/2013 at 19:55

      Thank you! I’m very happy with the hair too.

  28. 01/08/2013 at 18:45

    These came out fabulous. You look stunning.

    • Harper Eliot
      01/08/2013 at 19:21

      Thank you!

  29. 01/08/2013 at 19:37

    The first photo is my utmost favorite. The dual reflection on the table is superb, and I agree, your hair looks fabulous. xxx

    • Harper Eliot
      02/08/2013 at 00:17

      Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

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