Colours and Choices (Images and thoughts from Bamako)

_DSF4736 I just hitchhiked my way into
And slapped my tired bum
On the soft leather seats
Of a locomotive train
That is going no where. _DSF4876 If I owned a Sushi-bar
I’d serve choice chameleon meat
So you can have lean viande
In any colour of your choice.

Some people can't see beyond colour.
_DSF4745 How does one tell a sick Puppeteer?
By looking at what the puppets do.
A bunch of malnourished hyenas
Will have been kinder to the dying Gardaffi. _DSF4917 I hear lots of young African migrants
Are busy donating their green cards to FIFA
But Blatter’s squad prefer red and yellow
If you insist on green, they prefer bills.
The saddest African faces aren’t the starving
In the East. They are the over-stressed in the West. _DSF4775 There’s a reason snails and turtles are slow:
They carry their troubles all by themselves.
The chameleon though, is slow for another reason:
He still doesn’t know who he really is. _DSF4815

Comments

yeh said…
Like the parallel between colors and choices...and just looking at the different shades of blue in this series alone, it's sad how our choices are infinite, and yet we pigeonhole ourselves! Last picture is very interesting!
ps. Do you have exhibitions of ur work?
DIDI said…
Good Work Sir..I hope to get schooled by you someday.I just love Photography..
"E" said…
I hope one day to meet you. I love taking pictures as you that tells stories of places and events I attend. Any where I go, my camera is with me. My Dad taught all of my sibblings and I about photography at an early age. We would love watching him develop his Black n White pics in the bath tube in our apartment in Brooklyn NY. He created his own dark room in a tiny closet. Wow! those were the days! Nice to see other young people of color interested in photograhy. Still wondering how to display all of my pics. I may have to create a gallery somewhere. They call me "E" NYSistr Photographer. Never stop shooting!
Nailophilia said…
WOW! The photos in this entry are so vibrant, colorful and full of life. Numbers: 1, 3, 4 and 6 especially resonated with me. Number one and three should be made into postcards. You have a magnificent eye. And your words are very moving! Keep doing what you're doing.

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