Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
People seem to be incredibly preoccupied with this theory at the moment. It’s being discussed in much the same way as they used to talk about the Homosexual Agenda.
I happened upon a fascinating counterpoint to the discussion yesterday. These are pictures by the exceptionally talented New Zealand photographer Greg Semu.
Now be honest, what’s your visceral reaction to these images? Images we’ve seen a million times before with different roles assigned to different people.
We are, of course, interpreting images all day long, all our lives. Below is one from a documentary about my grandfather which someone uploaded to Youtube after his death. On the surface innocuous – A man speaks to a reporter, a photographer a couple of steps ahead and an “attendant” a couple of steps behind. What’s the effect of seeing that casting of roles twice? Three times? More?
Coming up in another post soon: the dubious practices of a law firm named Pedreira Franco that handled my grandfather’s “new” will at the age of 88.