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Open Arms

Open Arms

I didn’t like Journey growing up in the 80’s. The cheesy soft ballads and rock n’ roll tights, I didn’t want anything to do with it. I was a mod in the 80’s and I still consider myself one but I have grown to like them. It could be that Betty made me listen to them on my iPod that I opened up to the music. Surprisingly we have different taste in music. I never thought I’d be with someone who dislikes my girl Sinead O’Connor but Betty does. What exactly am I trying to get at here? Just rambling really but the title of this photo is a Journey song.

This photograph is from my files as it was from the Festival of the Chariots at Golden Gate Park. I hardly go back to my old negatives but I think it’s good practice to do so once in awhile as you come across photographs that you missed. Anyway this is from my Leica using slide film, possibly Fuji Velvia.

POTD: Photo project by Filipino photographer Estan Cabigas titled Coping with a Desaparecido. It’s brilliant work and highlights an all too common problem of ordinary Filipino citizens suddenly disappearing. According to the International Convention for the Protection of all Persons against Enforced Disappearance, the disappearances are “committed by government officials or by organized groups acting in behalf, or with the support, consent or acquiescence of the government,”. I urge you to take a look at the entire series from various Filipino photographs.

Surfacing: A Photo Project on the Lives of the Families of Desaparecidos

2 comments to “Open Arms”

  1. Morning John
    great to see the range of POTD’s you link to!

    You’d like the crash helmet i had for my vespa in london – it has a whole painted union jack thing going on…

  2. Thanks Dylan. You know I bought my Davida helmet in London way way back in the early 90’s and brought it back. I was the coolest cat in town as I was virtually the only one that had it. Now it’s everywhere. You’re right I would have loved the union jack thing. 🙂 I knew you were a good guy – you own a vespa!

    About the POTD – it’s a pain in the you know what to look for them but it does make me see other photographers work and is inspirational to continue going out there with the camera.



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