The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

shutterbug friday #24 Cornel Lucas

Claudia Cardinale

Joan Collins

Belinda Lee

Cliff Richard

Dirk Bogarde

Brigitte Bardot

Mary Ure

Virginia McKenna

Pier Angeli

Cornel Lucas photographing his first wife, Belinda Lee


ElNeato said...

the mark of a great photographer: somehow they all look the same!

his vision



Steve Kostelecky said...

These are stunning. Thanks so much for sharing them.

marietta said...

Hi all,the almost so beautyful looking Pier Angelie,seems to me here like an spain gay flamincodancer of a mediterranean cruiser by the eveningpleasure in the economy-class,all best marietta.