May 4, 2007

a shadow of the man he used to be


This is a shot I took of Quek, a Capoeira dancer. He had just finished a session with the kids and was leaning against the wall watching them begin their drumming session with Paul (see Repercussions dated April 23rd '07). Quek was resting but that didn't last long. The beat of the drum got to him and I caught this shot as he made his way into the drum circle.

11 Comments:

Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh a nice shot. I wish you had one of him dancing. That would be wild.

3:21 AM  
Blogger Strangetastes said...

Edwin - I think this is rather scary. Before I read your explanation, I thought this man was the subject of a military or police interrogation.

Did the envelope arrive?

Bob

St. Louis Missouri Daily Photo Blog

4:53 AM  
Blogger Icarus said...

(Now choking on my loafers)do you remember my shots of the Brasilian capoeiristas in Lisbon about 6 months ago? I was looking at all those pics again about 4 days ago, thinking how great it was to see capoeira done properly.
You should have posted this on Sunday, for World Dance Day. I got great snaps & a movie of an open-air event about 100 metres from my front door, of an amateur troupe of sevillanas flamenco dancers. Carlos Saura, eat your heart out. thanks for coming today, it meant a lot to me, seriously.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

great shot sir dwinnie. i don't know why, but i find capoeira a bit annoying!

6:39 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

Very nice. indication of movement is great point of interest.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi
I hope you are doing well. I’m so happy to find your blog and I found the portrait of Tugu Drum Circle teenagers on Flickr. They were good shots. Your project is also admirable.

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4:06 PM  
Blogger Ming_the_Merciless said...

Brilliant photo, Ed. I love your people photo. It's always so beautiful without being contrived.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cleo's most eligible bachelor?

gek

3:55 PM  
Blogger Dina said...

great shot..... maybe we could see them all dancing ???

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Nathalie said...

Title was frightening, thank God nothing wrong happening. In fact a very positive shot!

3:28 PM  
Blogger skuiki said...

very artistic shoot :)

2:02 AM  

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