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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Beauty in a different eye

Pardon the sorry scans.

I saw these two portraits of Australian aboriginal artists in the Qantas in-flight mag and was immediately moved by them. I haven't been able to articulate exactly why, but they continue to affect me. I can imagine there being humour in both images; a wry comedian could make mincemeat of each. Yet, somewhere on the path to a chuckle, something profound happens in an explosion of colour. These are exactly the kinds of portraits I'd like to hang on my wall.

Comments on "Beauty in a different eye"


Anonymous The Kid said ... (3:39 PM) : 

I guess I'm a little too PC (not finding them funny, but seeing that others would) from my photo eye ;)


Blogger flash1oh1 said ... (10:34 PM) : 

you were moved by these too? I was flicking through the mag on the way back from adelaide before christmas, and thought - my god, how to capture character, wisdom, context etc etc etc . was blown away.


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