Along with the previous Man, Wall and Dome, this photograph is a part of an upcoming photographic essay tentatively called Holy C.
I have not decided whether this will be in colour or black and white yet. Probably black and white. So, for now, here it is in colour!
“You go to Mexico and you walk down the street and you are assaulted by the colors. It is an explosion that takes place. And you feel that it is in the heart of that culture. Of course, if you go to New York now, it is full of color. Times Square is full of color, but it is really full of color to sell things. It is commercial color. And it is designed very specifically to sell things. I am sure it is true to say that in Mexico color is used to sell things too, but somehow you feel that the color is more embedded in the heart of the society in Mexico or the Carribean.”
“it is all in the approach… the handshake … the ”body language" and voice….and the most important thing of all…eye contact….the “language” of eye contact is universal, international and cross cultural….your intent is most often mirrored in your eyes…..this is when you are “judged” by a complete stranger….."
A bit of color to warm up the current Roman cold front from Siberia.
I saw Paolo Pellegrin’s Double Blind: Lebanon Conflict 2006 exhibition in Rome last month. Moving images of war and its results.
“The unchecked proliferation of the picture—based on a photograph by Alberto Korda in 1960—is partly due to a political choice by Korda and others not to demand payment for non-commercial use of the image.” — Stephanie Holmes, BBC News
Jim Fitzpatrick, graphic artist who produced the drawing from Korda’s photo:
“The way they killed him, there was to be no memorial, no place of pilgrimage, nothing. I was determined that the image should receive the broadest possible circulation. His image will never die, his name will never die.”
At Trattoria La Grotta.