Archive for ‘talking’

January 16, 2010

Tony Robert-Fleury, “Pinel délivrant les aliénés à la Salpêtrière en 1795”, 1876 [detail]

“I said luv, I said darl, I said luv…..”

January 12, 2010

Vietnamese Asylum Seeker, Saigon, 1979

“You mean he is a peacock or he’s just called Peacock”

January 12, 2010

Sailor, Celebes Sea, 1959




















Becalmed on the North coast of Celebes between Tanjong Poeisan and Stroomenkaap, Sonny decides to order take away and but struggles with the local dialect. He eventually orders a number 32.

January 12, 2010

Child in Ad, 1959




















Unaware of the microwaves infiltrating her undeveloped cortex, Sally calls all her friends to tell them about the new dollhouse that Daddy has built for her. She died suddenly from an unexplained aneurysm shortly before her 22nd birthday.

January 12, 2010

Harry Secombe, London, 1972

















Neddy Seagoon is interrupted during rehearsals of The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler (of Bexhill-on-Sea). The Famous Eccles was not amused.

January 8, 2010

Audience member, Bowie concert, 1972




















“Well, he looks like a girl but he sounds like a man”

January 8, 2010

David Bowie, London, 1972




















Ziggy communes with Telegram Sam, privy to yet another, uninvited moonage daydream.

January 8, 2010

Mick Rock, New York City, 2002




















Traveling across time as well as space, Bowie’s most famous photographer communicates with his subject in a manner that, in 1972, would have truly blown everyone’s mind.

January 8, 2010

Poetry Reading, Greenwich Village, 1966




















“Well, no-one told me it would have anything to do with bongos.  What are you doing now?”

January 8, 2010

Nikita Khrushchev, United Nations, New York City, 1964




















Premier Khrushchev regrets, without quite knowing why, his availability beyond the confines of the UN Assembly.