‘whispered something in your ear
it was a perverted thing to say
but I said it anyway
made you smile and look away’
– lyrics from ‘nothing’s gonna hurt you baby’, cigarettes after sex
in gentle tones
no broken bones
tales of death
began, in torchlight
for wordpress weekly photo challenge – story
*image shot in salamanca, españa, with fujifilm x100f with 23mm (35mm fill frame equivalent) lens at ISO500, f/4 and 1/300s with added effects applied in analog efex pro 2*
Are those the faces of love, those pale irretrievables?
Is it for such I agitate my heart?
– Sylvia Plath
A face in the crowd, for the WordPress Weekly photo challenge
not (under), his
*shot with fujifim x100f with 23mm (35mm fixed frame equivalent) lens at ISO1600, f/5.6 and 1/170 at the tate modern in London*
‘…who will appear in order to say ecstasies that are unsayable’
― rainer maria rilke, letters to a young poet
for wordpress weekly photo challenge – sweet
*shot with fujifilm x100f and 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO200, f/2 and 1/150s in uyo, akwa ibom state, nigeria*
Every worthy act is difficult. Ascent is always difficult. Descent is easy and often slippery.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Created, once upon a time, with Nikon D700 and Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 lens, at ISO200, 1/200s and f/6.3 for WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, Ascend.
Death, therefore, the most awful of evils, is nothing to us, seeing that, when we are, death is not come, and, when death is come, we are not.
we chase it
yet, what do we lose
in our (endless)
a dark slice of poetry for wordpress weekly photo challenge – Serene
*shot with fujifilm x100f with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO1250, f/4 and 1/60s*
…places where, if you die, you may simply die with the knowledge that your killer was in the wrong
― Lucy Wadham, The Secret Life of France
For WordPress weekly photo challenge – pedestrian
*Shot with Fujifim X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent) lens at ISO 200, f/4 and 1/120s with a smidgen of editing in Lightroom CC and (my old favourite – and free – plugin) Analog Efex Pro 2*
It’s just a question of time
Before they lay their hands on you
And make you just like the rest
– A Question of Time, Depeche Mode
Structure can be the death of us.
For WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure. Extract from Fashion Show II”, acrylic on canvas, 2011, by Godwin Sowah Adjei.
*shot with iPhone 6S, art on the wall, hotel in Accra, Ghana*
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man
― Henry Adams
My photo captures a sculpture on the South Bank of the Thames in London. It caught my eye because the distorted reflection of grandiose structures that now shape the financial district, the City of London, appeared so much like the Earth as I imagine it from space.
The placing of the fantastical city on the edge of the beautiful blue earth seemed a metaphor for man’s misplaced sense of mastery of the universe.
I wonder how many passing by that day felt the same?
For WP Weekly Photo Challenge – Structure
*shot with Fujifilm X100F with fixed 23mm (35mm full frame equivalent lens) at ISO800, f/9.0 and 1/900s*