I Don’t Know

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The snap above was made at the opening of a truly fine art exhibit, “A West Side Story: 80’s Subway Painting Exhibit” By Graffiti Art Legend, George “SEN One” Morillo.  The show is still going on at

Goddard Riverside The Bernie Wohl Center
647 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

but this isn’t about that.  Here’s another taken at the same event:

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Of the however many photos I snapped at this event, these are my favorites.  In fact, they’re the only ones I like.  Clearly both are unclear.  The camera is moving; people are moving.  In neither case was I looking at the viewfinder when the shutter was released.

Stuff happens

I don’t know.

There’s a different element of mystery in the three pictures below.  In each we see two people.  What’s going on between them?  Now here’s where not knowing becomes creativity.  Look at each snap…

  1.  MOMA

2.

MOMA

3.

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We don’t see their faces, but we know something is going on between them. Perhaps casual, perhaps dramatic, perhaps outright silly, the interactions by which we remind each other–at least for the moment–that we exist and are part of their lives and that, for the most part, we care.

Here’s what I ask of you: Click on the “comments” or “leave a comment” written below in a reddish color and write a few lines of dialog to accompany any of these photos.  You can be as brief or not as you choose.  Identify the photo you’re illuminating by it’s number.  Have fun!

[Another bit of business: WordPress just notified me that it's planning to insert advertising into this blog to cover the cost of me using it for free.  Why this has become an issue after 7 or so years of posting is, like so much else, a mystery.  Please let me know if you do or don't mind an occasional ad.
Thanks.]

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Published in: on September 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. In the first picture I see two young people with a difficulty in their relationship. They are trying to work it out. They might break up…

    in the second picture I see a couple trying to decide if they want to see more art or are they ready to leave?

    In the third picture, I see two old friends finishing their conversation after attending Church, before each one finds her way to her home.

  2. Goldberg,

    You’ve got to give up the booze and your camera hand won’t shake so much! You could also use photoshop to sharpen the images and adjust the colors—but I’m just blowing smoke—I do like your creativity.

    DW

  3. Any one of the pictures could be used in a writing class, as an exercise in creating dialogue.
    Always glad to read your posts, even though I hardly ever comment.


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