Donovan Frankenreiter…. well his legs actually.

RED HOT LEGS

Donovan Frankenreiter came and played a gig at the Solbar in Maroochydore in March and I was able to get along and take some photos. I really like the colour of Donovan’s jeans and the slightly awkward angle of his legs in this shot. There are many more photos that include his face and guitar, but for now, it’s just these here red hot legs. Enjoy.

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This Man

This man

he

knows me

From the hairs on

my belly

to the curve of my breast.

 

This man

he

knows me

From the heights

of irrationality

to the depths

of desire.

 

This man

he

knows me

From before

children

drunkenness and stupor

To after

children

neediness and lack of glamour

 

This man

he

knows me

Sometimes

I think

better than

I know myself.

Love him. Yes I do.

Love him. Yes I do.

Copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown 2013

Colouring Book

In this

my colouring book of life

I have started

to incorporate

some of the more vibrant hues

and am no longer

afraid

to colour outside of the lines.

In fact

I love it.

In fact

it gives me a thrill.

Tickles my fancy so to speak.

It helps that I

care less and less what others think of me.

In my cloak of patch-worked rainbows

Mistakes

Successes

Growth and learning

I happily stand out from the crowd

Dancing to a tune only I can hear.

 

Rainbow Life

Photographic Quotes and Links

The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker, reconnoitring, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes” – Susan Sontag, On Photography

The Delight Of Seeing is a fantastic photographic blog with posts of everything and anything photographic. Amazing source of information and more importantly, inspiration.

The camera is an instrument that teaches people to see without a camera” – Dorothea Lange

Who also is quoted saying:

For me documentary photography is less a matter of subject and more a matter of approach. The important thing is not what’s photographed, but how….. My own approach is based upon three considerations. First – hands off! Whatever I photograph I do not molest or tamper with or arrange. Second – a sense of place. Whatever I photograph I try to picture as part of its surroundings, as having roots. Third – a sense of time. Whatever I photograph I try to show as having its position in the past or in the present. But beyond these three things, the only thing I keep in mind is that – well, there it is, that quotation, pinned up on my darkroom door:

The contemplation of things as they are

without error or confusion

without substitution or imposture

is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

– Francis Bacon

Magnum Photo Essays–  Beautiful and dramatic photographic narratives.

David Birkin – Hold – One of many of his stirring photographic essays.

All images copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown

These Boots They Roar

Don’t you get that I don’t want to wait for you

That you have your own inner compass and do not need me to direct you

And no longer will I

Draw maps, give directions – detailed or not

Point you towards due north

I have stepped over the line and into my power

These boots they roar

These boots they wait for no one

Anyway anyhow.

I get it now

Like I never have before

That my helping you isn’t helping you

That I cannot

No matter how large and true my intention

I cannot do for you that which you must do for yourself

You too have boots that roar

You need only find the ones that fit

Step over your line

Into your boots

By yourself

For yourself

With yourself

Ready

Willing

Able

Not waiting, roaring.

Not Waiting Anyway Anyhow.
Copyright Ketakii Jewson-Brown

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