Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chasm

Well, I've gone and caught that annoying winter cold that's been making the rounds at work. So while I'm really busy generously helping the economy to recover by buying boatloads of decongestants and facial tissues, I'll be posting some recent archive shots until I'm feeling well enough to go out and find some new material. Show must go on and all that.

This is one I took in August of last year, a typical Gay Street scenario. Gay Street is our main street downtown. Yes, we do also have a Main Street downtown that is not our main street. Knoxville is just full of contrary surprises like that.

This image spoke to me of haves and have-nots, a very serious scene that you unfortunately can see in most cities in the U.S. In fact, this image stopped me in my tracks, luckily with camera in hand: the space between the homeless man hidden behind the newspaper box and the crowd of downtown day-tripping shoppers may be a physical half block, but it might as well be a chasm.

4 comments:

Bibi said...

Excellent shot. Eric at Paris Daily Photo posted a similar one the other week. I'm always touched by these.

Babooshka said...

This is beacomming an ever increasing universal sad image. I have never yet come across anyone here but they exsist as the homeless shelter in the main city Douglas has reopenned. Just too sad but terrific socio-docu imagery.

marley said...

Very striking image. Says a lot about the world today.

Hope you are feeling better soon :)

Snapper said...

I recognized Gay Street immediately, before reading your commentary. Love the grin factor in this one. Cheers!