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It ain't me, babe
11/17/2017 02:05:17 AM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by daisydavid:
Your essay is like one of your good DPC comments. A contiguous stream of enlightened gems left on our trail for us to discover. I can imagine you skipping along in your budgie smugglers daintily picking out each morsel of a photograph from a basket and dropping it while uttering a pearl of wisdom as it falls into place on the ground. We are children gleefully scrambling along behind picking up these treasures and creating our own stories from them. If it were a stage show I would haveDame Edna Everage (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wpSDNj5HaU) play your part. An essay of unique ubique beauty.

Message edited by author 2017-11-17 02:09:17.
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It ain't me, babe
11/12/2017 12:38:26 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by 2mccs:
If this is feeble as you suggested on an earlier post I don’t want to see anything more. I couldn’t take it. Every image hits me with a powerful feeling and the images just keep coming. I don’t even know why some images do this. Technically I think maybe it is the light and shadows being in the right place but of course it is much more than that. I really do puzzle over this question: Why do some photographs touch us so deeply? The answer seems to float around in an area that is too unconscious to put my finger on. I’m grateful to you for making me ponder this question.
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It ain't me, babe
11/09/2017 08:19:58 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by mariuca:
I watched it 6 times so far; it's easy to get lost in it.

Making it hard to decide what this essay is about. Is there maybe some subtle profundity that you're overlooking?
Neither alternative.

It's full moon. Shadows flicker on the walls in front of you. Are you half awake? Some memories flutter around your head. Somewhere inside it fragments of images try to find a way out. Some of these images make me shiver: the bottle sliding in eternity form the table, a speeding car, the stop sign ignored, Little Prince's baobab, so many empty chairs, that black smoke and the continuous gurgle of that girl...
From here I fall unto myself and continue with my own weaving.

It's an unaffected, genuine song. I do understand why you thought of this essay as been "feeble" though. I would have thought the same if it were mine. We do have high hopes. Instead of punching people in the chest we get lost in our insomnias!

Enough of this chit chat. On a practical level, the cover of this essay is somehow misleading - or is it not? A beehive? Perhaps the tracks are erased.
The first image is way too literal The one with the boy lost in the grass seems not to fit the general feel.

To quote you: thank you, Paul!
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It ain't me, babe
11/07/2017 02:44:31 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by posthumous:
Originally posted by ubique:

I'm making it hard to figure out what to say, I know. Making it hard to decide what this essay is about. Is there maybe some subtle profundity that you're overlooking?

Nope.

It's not really about anything at all. It's just a shallow dip into a bucket full of random photographs. To celebrate what photographs are when both photography and subjective coherence are excluded.


as someone who reads and tries to make poetry books, this isn't such a bad thing... a herd of cats, but also something that allows meaning to be added to it.
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It ain't me, babe
11/07/2017 01:15:05 AM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by mitalapo:
Originally posted by ubique:

It's not really about anything at all. It's just a shallow dip into a bucket full of random photographs. To celebrate what photographs are when both photography and subjective coherence are excluded.

but then you do fill the frame after all.
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It ain't me, babe
11/06/2017 10:20:09 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by insteps:
Paul, one for posterity. Beautiful work presented in a thoughtful way.

Tracks is a fascinating way to think of photography. They’re building blocks, our evolution, how we arrived at this place. They are what makes our next photograph. They are also the creative people, not only photographers, that we follow. Tracks are all around us and of course behind.

“It ain't me, babe” says the elephant trying his best to stay out of sight. This is no Gary Larson cartoon. This is no laughing matter. I sense your pining on the plight of the elephant and other creatures you’ve photographed. At some point, like everything else, their tracks will simply end.
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It ain't me, babe
11/05/2017 11:36:17 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by wbanning:
I think it futile to attempt any meaningful analysis of this work, but, there are times when futile work is not wasted. So...

There are striking images that would stand alone. There is a consistency of theme and style that is amplified by a score that seems to have been created for the essay. There is the context of tracks, direction, movement, things passing by, things left behind. And in the end; stillness.

I come away wanting to return. But it's not possible to return... so I start anew.

Thanks for this, Paul.
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It ain't me, babe
11/05/2017 03:50:28 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by primabarbara:
I'm not sure if I understand that essay. Maybe there is nothing to understand but just to make up my own thoughts.
I like to think of it as a domino game where the next stone is a consequence of the predecent.
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It ain't me, babe
11/05/2017 12:26:48 PM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by PennyStreet:
I kept thinking "Time". The music is perfect and, though you probably don't want to be likened to anyone, the "whole" seemed very David Lynch to me. Excellent even when you least expect it.
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It ain't me, babe
11/05/2017 10:50:32 AM
It ain't me, babe
by ubique

Comment by posthumous:
I'm devastated by your feebleness.

You can't go wrong when you fill an essay with fantastic photos, but I find it to be good as an essay as well. You say it's about tracks, and indeed it is a meditation on "tracks" and what that can mean. How we leave them behind and how they continue changing the place we leave.
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