July 15, 2006

to us, for us


"What is a man If his chief good and market of his time Be but to sleep and feed?"
Hamlet, act iv. sc. iv


Mumbai, Jerusalem, Politicians, Victims, Survivors, War Crimes, an exiled Dalai Lama... the children that one day will only have video games to show them the beauty of a world we had the foolish luxury of living in. I don't mean to get all sad and melancholic and neither is this a dedication to the people of the world. I just wanted to remind myself of a little something my father taught me. Patience.

Have a memorable weekend everyone.

ps. this is not a picture of my father, just a man on the street who, to me, looks like a calm person.

27 Comments:

Blogger John said...

Good on you for approaching him and taking the shot. Good on him for letting you!

12:58 PM  
Blogger Aggie said...

I love this photo. He looks as though he earned his wrinkles. He looks hopeful and optimistic. Great job.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Kala said...

wow what an intimate close up and so sophisticated post with Shakespeare =)

3:15 PM  
Blogger ~tanty~ said...

He looks wise and optimistic also to me. Great shot Ed.

4:23 PM  
Blogger Rajesh Dangi said...

wow...what a capture...

4:47 PM  
Blogger Zebigleb said...

This is a nice picture
Good choice and good text

Have a nice Week end too !

Amitiés

5:53 PM  
Blogger alice said...

Another beautiful portrait, thank you (for the words too). Enjoy your week-end, Edwin!

7:08 PM  
Blogger Neorelix said...

appropriate sentiments and empathetic picture Edwin. Have a good w/e yourself

7:36 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

What a nice portrait of a gentle men. Perfect !

8:07 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

cant blame you for feeling so, i just wonder where the world is heading..

enjoy the w/end, nonetheless!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

Beautiful entry.
Have a great weekend.

9:28 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

The wrinkles on a man's face they say are a testament of his life...great shot Edwin!

9:52 PM  
Anonymous Heather said...

wonderful portrait

10:43 PM  
Blogger bob said...

Great portrait

10:54 PM  
Blogger Shelly said...

You sound like me after I watch the World News. Have a good weekend as well, wonderful portrait.

11:24 PM  
Blogger Mile Stones said...

It is your sensitivity behind the portrait that makes it what it is. your empathy and thoughtfulness is worth much to all of us out here. It is that 'one small step, one giant leap'. "Brave New World, that hath such people in it....".
bless you Edwin, you've earned that beaut weekend, or what's left of it now in Malaysia!

11:37 PM  
Blogger selana18 said...

Beautiful potrait Edwin .Your comments make me think a lot ... Usually I 'aviod ' to watch T.V because I get angry and sad too.I don't know about the next generation , it would be the fast food video game generation ?

Have a nice weekend !

12:11 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

Oh my! I kinda missed your blogs...

Great shots you got these past 3 days. I liked this one... when you looked at him, you can't deny the hopefulness in his eyes. Typical Asian spirit. :)

2:30 AM  
Blogger Juggerpix said...

Nice.. This man does have peaceful eyes. Great thoughts too!

3:07 AM  
Blogger chris.h. said...

Edwin--I am so sorry I havnt been around for a while--even more so when I see what I have missed.Your work generally is great but your portraits are amazing.You have every right to be proud of your work.

3:13 AM  
Blogger √čarithranduil said...

Great... Great work...
Fantastic photo!

4:02 AM  
Blogger Louz said...

Edwin! What a great evocative photo. He has wonderful eyes.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

it's a great gift to see the beauty in people and the world...

10:02 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

thank you all for your kind and thoughful comments. it has been a wonderful weekend. just got home and completely exhausted. I do apologize for not 'travelling the world' today. Will do so tomorrow when I'm fresh and holding a cup of coffee. ;)

10:23 PM  
Blogger mamasan said...

nice work! I thought it was Melvyn Peters at first... Glad to see you're enjoying creating this blog. Lovey, C

9:49 AM  
Blogger Sally said...

So much better than what we see in our weekend newspapers! More thoughtful, caring and provides much food for thought for the viewer. You are a real artist. Thanks.

8:54 PM  
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12:44 PM  

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