Freitag, 22. August 2014

I am on a boat … with Lindsay

To be touched very deep by someone's words and gestures, to share someone's life fully for a while is a profound experience of the good that can be real. How much it can mean for humans to smile at each other, when all else is unknown. It is not always possible and sometimes not just with everyone. It is a kind of kinship as alive beings on planet Earth on a Tuesday night. That moves you. That girl born in Zimbabwe. Shining like ivory. Finding refuge. Being refuge.

A complicated calculation of current circumstances, created carefully, by constant conversations, allowed antagonistic admiration amongst alternating egos. Unison in understanding. Love in letting be.

She wrote these following lines,
simply … ,
a partner in crime and a sister in life.

"For me, photography has never been a means to an end, that of fame, fortune and recognition. I fell into this medium by chance having always been interested in art; photography then became the most powerful way in which I could express my other interests such as philosophy, nature, people and identity. More than portraits, my pictures are character studies, not only of my subjects but also of myself. How I capture them is often a reflection of my viewpoint or way of thinking, making them very personal whether that is evident or not. The lack of over styled glamour in my pictures is a way for me to take a stand against the unrealistic fashion imagery that is flooding our society today. Such images have completely warped our perception of what is ‘beautiful’ and what is ‘real’ leaving us to bask in the after math of our disillusionment. What I want for my pictures is for the people in them to be seen for who they are, no special effects, and for the people viewing them to realize that beauty isn’t perfection, it’s in the moments where we are completely exposed, vulnerable for all to see and not caring anyway."

(Lindsay Hamlyn, born in Zimbabwe, living as a photographer in Hamburg: )

 - On a boat -

With her on the road, Copenhagen developed into a haven, full of people living on boats to spend their life times floating. What an hommage – a song! - could be written about these people grinning off their vessels and riding the canals of the city on full moon nights and Monday Mornings. A glimpse into a society choosing to thrive with the tides and still courageously celebrating the dance in the lion's den. 'Should be said that these were very good lessons of an alternative western way to live harmoniously with all walks of life and ages in an urbanized area. On boats.

All the best and "see you later" in a month or two as the World Rainbow Gathering is happening in Hungary from 25th of August until 24th of September.

Whoever is interested in the social concept of Rainbow can find infos about ongoing gatherings by writing to this auto respond mail address:

Haux Haux

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