Sunday, September 05, 2010

Man Crying

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

What a painful shot Kevin.

Rosemary said...

Wow. I'm constantly amazed by your ability to capture beauty in everything. Excellent work, as always. :)

LD said...

Honest, bleak and hard to look at.

Bob said...

what is the story behind this?

Petrea said...

Kevin, you are traveling far and deep in your photos. Your poetry has taken you beyond words.

Jean Spitzer said...

Wow.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

Kevin - This picture, this picture of pain and beauty is all consuming to me. As Bob has asked, and myself before with your work, "What is the story?"
Not that it doesn't speak your picture, but it leaves me wanting to ask, who, where, why, and how do you come away from such an event, are you changed?

~robert

Carla said...

Wow i have never been able to get a shot with as much emotion in it as this. Great work. Carla

Paula said...

I think you're a secret priest.

Tore Claesson said...

I ask the same question as Bob: "the story behind?"
A very powerful image...

Ken Mac said...

can't look at this one bro

BANJO52 said...

Ditto all those wows. But maybe especially Rosemary and Paula. Powerful! Like others, I'm a little interested in the . . . backstory, but I think the picture stands perfectly well on its own, as it must.

Do the visual arts talk about The New Criticism, which says we must not listen to backstories from artists, scholars, biographers, or whomever? Instead, we must allow and demand that the work stand on its own. Not many literary folks subscribe to it anymore, but it was the big theory in the 1930s - 60s, and it still makes sense to me.

Tash said...

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Kim said...

Shot of a lifetime, Kevin. I have to agree with Petrea and Paula: poetry beyond words, a secret priest. I would think only a cinematographer could have captured something like this after much preparation and filming an artist/actor. This is verité and art, and stands alone, no back story needed. He is Job, he is everyman, he is the soul made visible. Dude!
-Kim