Thursday, June 14, 2007

Words weren't enough. Some of you wanted pictures



Here's a link to a collection of my photos of carnivals and musicians and other things.



www.pbase.com/robisonphoto


This particular photo is a friend's kid in the ball room at the Eastern States Exposition, 2001

13 comments:

irene said...

I mostly looked through the family pics. You are so talented! What a beautiful family, you've captured so much joy and love.

Trish Ryan said...

This is great stuff!

TR said...

Really pleased you have put your photography gallery on your blog. It shows your unique perspective of “Look Me In The Eye” of my camera. I hope it also encourages a dialogue about the use of photography, not just as a means of recording, but as a means of self-expression and personal control for folks who might be challenged by social and emotional interactions.

Kim Stagliano said...

TR, my middle child, who has autism (kinda like my oldest and my youngest) adores the camera and loves to take photos. Thanks for helping me realize I can encourage her social skills with it!

John - the state facility photos, rather your captions stopped me dead in my tracks. Especially the basement. The ones who lived underground. Bone chilling.

John Elder Robison said...

Well, Kim, it looked bone chilling when it was operating, too. The only difference was, electric light.

Holly Kennedy said...

These photos are wonderful, John.
Whoever took them (you?) has the ability to capture with the camera what the eye often misses.
Very touching.
And I agree with Kim re: the state facility phots. I held back a shiver when I looked at them.

John Elder Robison said...

Whoever took them?

I took them.

Woof.

Polly said...

Famous phrases over the decades:
1988: Where's The Beef?
1998: Just do it!
2008: Woof.

kristen said...

So many talents...
The writing, the photos. John, these are wonderful.

Carolyn Burns Bass said...

Loved your carnival photos. (Didn't see a sword swallower, though.) The lights, colors, and excitement of a carnival are a perfect setting for anyone with an eye for the unusual.

Kim Stagliano said...

Carolyn - thanks for the laugh! YOU have that great picture. I love carnivals. Quintessential Americana to me.

The Anti-Wife said...

Your pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them!

ORION said...

I adore photos on blogs. Way to go John!
BTW see ya in New York!!!