A few images I like
The Kid Chairman
He’s just a boy. He’s bright and as his father said,”that’s my boy”. He does everything his dad does. He’s no stranger to the pulpit. while his father knows all the formalities and protocols of pomp and circumstances. His son is just a natural, A young boy growing up under the eyes of his dad and mom.
The crooner began a second verse. He drew in a deep breath of air , then allowed a haunting tone fills the cavity between the shop wall on a small street between the plucked strings which produced a twang. You could feel a sense of life willed with a journey and the universal realities we all encounter. For most we cover our pain, but their are many that wear their experiences. Clearly he didn’t hold his heart behind his coat. He just sang on in a language I didn’t understand, but the tone and sound expressed we all could feel. Mt heart cries out.
The Second Verse
The crooner began a second verse. He drew in a deep breath of air , then allowed a haunting tone fills the cavity between the shop wall on a small street between the plucked strings which produced a twang. You could feel a sense of life willed with a journey and the universal realities we all encounter. For most we cover our pain, but their are many that wear their experiences. Clearly he didn’t hold his heart behind his coat. He just sang on in a language I didn’t understand, but the tone and sound expressed we all could feel.
A gypsy takes time out for a drag, before bending over her knees to pray besides her white bowl and a picture of Jesus at the Coliseum in Rome. In other cities Gypsies get more creative. Some have portable oxygen machines with a note saying to please give while clasping their hands. Come great time the take that drag on a cigarette during their self appointed break. Other gypsies have even reenacted the mother showing part of their upper breast with a young child that looks young and plays the starving child grasping on her open blouse that reveals some skin. Then the Union break time beeps off on the rolex wrist watch and a pot of stew appears and the group open chows down, and light up their cigarettes of sorted brands.
When it is show time it is obviously that the good christians appreciate the performance and give as they pass, While others that might never get the opportunity to see this street performance hustle are shock and give thinking its real.
If you got time to kill, hang out and watch. You will develop mixed emotions and stop your own donations , and save your euros for your own cappuccino.
Cinderella at but stop junction
It is not midnight, she has two bags filled with market goods, and waits for her bus at the city market stop. Her world is as she sees herself. Young, radiant, beautiful, and attractive to the men. She dresses in refined garments of a time, maybe from a second hand store, or even a retro clothing shop.
One thing is she reflects where she resonates of a time past. Her frail thin body wears who she wants to appear as well in the year 2014.
I’m sure her prince will come….
…. at least for dinner.
The Power of Sex
The magazine cover comes from World War Two. The American culture used sex stories to demonize the culture they went to war on and eventually introduced the atomic bomb on to force a culture unconditionally surrender to. I did change the word men to photographers.
I found the cover while shooting in the southwest in a almost ghost town.
Grand children in the midst of clearing out a home that was soon to become a skeleton with no real property value. The grand parents moved there for the hot dry climate. There father stayed in the military. He was one of the thousands in the cold war that was used as media propaganda to show that Americans are not afraid of the nuclear area during the early stages of the cold war. It was a time when the knowledge was being explored as sow super powers demonstrated by exploding bigger bombs.
Just imagine the images of an atomic bomb going off and thousands of soldiers in the pacific standing on an distant island watching the event with sun glasses smiling. These men are now gone, resting in graves and forgotten a silent mistake behind the gift of a short life span from it.
I think in the mindset of pushing for the total domination of a different culture during world war two. The idea was a resolution of total victory but without any goal.
In the sixties, Japan created a four cylinder care that finally beat a Cadillac up hill on a freeway known as the 405 at a location called the “grape vine”.
The unforeseen price hike of gas caused People to do the math and discovered the country they beat had more compassion for American families by producing a better car. A cheaper car, that ran on less gas, and a better insurance deal that meant one could save money for the house hold.
I wonder if war and hatred promotes the welfare of a culture in the long run. During the World Fair in New York, the car industry said “by the year 2000 we would have super highways and cars the fly above the highway”.
I wish I knew the men that created this vision for the car industry.
The Short Order Cook
I know for a fact now, that this guy can’t cook. He has all ways thought of himself as a chef of sorts. HIs 6 children won’t eat his food unless it id fast order take out. If that the case he eat their brought home faster than they can in order to have seconds.
No one will stay around for burnt eggs or toast. Not even his incinerated hot dogs and burgers in-between a bun will make a dog happy of a homeless person asking for a dollar.