18 June 2008

"You just never know..."

While banging around external HD's of archived images last weekend, searching for file images of my older concert work to add to the previous Cyndi Lauper post below, I came across these two images side by side in a "sent" folder; meaning that I'd already sent both images to my stock picture agency. Very strange juxtaposition(s) on how these two images ended up together... (African child scavenging for plastic vs. a meal in a Rockefeller Center restaurant in NYC, Black vs. White, Poor vs. Elite, Rural East Africa vs. Metropolitan New York City, hunger vs. an opulent meal...) -cg.
Kajiado, Kenya. Nov. 2001. Wild Salmon. NYC. January 2004.
(left): A young Kenyan boy collects plastic bottles after the three day festival of Maasai warriors in Kajiado, Kenya on Saturday, November 10, 2001. The traditional coming of age Maasai Manyatta festival brings Kenyan men and women together to celebrate the younger Maasai warriors reaching the next age level to become junior elders. © CHET GORDON / THE IMAGE WORKS
(right): Wild Salmon atop a roasted vegetable relish prepared by Chef Ed Brown at The Sea Grill Restaurant in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, January 14, 2004. © CHET GORDON / THE IMAGE WORKS

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