Wednesday, 25 May 2011

The art of the camera: do you know where your Towell is? #TowelDay

Larry Towell is a Canadian photographer, poet and oral historian. For Towel Day I'm going to show you a few of his pictures.

With all the wind we had earlier this week, this image encapsulating the wind of this group of girls holding unto their hats as there is a dust cloud swirling in the wind, shows how us humans do all we can to deal with weather. 

 A photographer is always looking for that interesting angle on a normal scene to make it just that little bit special, that little bit different. A group of people walking down a road is nothing that is iconic or unique. Until you add an element of reflection.

 Or lets take in the other way and look through a lens at something as simple as a dog, and you get one of Towell's iconic images.

Larry captured this image of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. Even now it seems surreal that anyone would pick up a scrap of paper that had fluttered down from the falling Twin Towers to read it amongst all the horror that was going on, but Larry Captured that moment.

Of course the great publishing house of Megadodo Publications once sat on Ursa Minor Beta, that is until one of the Towers containing Galactic President Zaphod Bebblebrox was lifted and transported to Frogstar World B.

As Frogstar World B was later developed into Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, I think we should retire there and toast our absent friends,"So long, and thanks for all the fish."

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