every note away from home
do you hear my song
half a continent away
would it help if i played louder
or stayed a while longer
daniel tham : 5 comments
life is elsewhere
awww! me likey the little guitar :)
play songs of good cheer and happiness for all the world to hear! WHEEE!
# posted by nuruL : 13/8/06 3:45 AM
I've seen them before. And I sense your attempt to kindle a particular social change; to focus on a common humanity that reflects a larger movement to affirm the Family of Man. I find your photographic style unsettling and evocative. Yet, I cannot find an instinctive voice in your philosophy. I hope these photos will never land in the hands of anti-immigration groups to contrast images of the immigrants' perseverance and ingenuity with what they believed to be the indolence of immigrants.
# posted by Margaret Bourke-White : 16/8/06 6:18 AM
the man is thinking ...'come any nearer and i'll bite ur head off'.
nurul: i think he loved his little guitar quite a bit too. held on to it quite tightly.
margaret: i found their pose unsettling and evocative as well. maybe my photography is then merely a mirror of the representation of reality. but what is representation? does that not involve an interruption in reality, and intrusion into life? is it then natural to look natural before the camera? the photo here shows a tension herein, where the musicians negotiate the conflict between being themselves and posturing themselves for a natural representation.
judith: maybe he thought i wanted his guitar. it is a nice guitar.
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# posted by margaret bourke-white : 18/8/06 2:31 AM