I got a axe-handled pistol on my graveyard frame,
That shoot tombstone bullets, wearin’ balls and chain,
I’m drinkin TNT, I’m smokin’ dynamite,
I hope some screwball start a fight.
Cause I’m ready, ready’s anybody can be.
Rik van Dijk is waiting for the rain to stop.
Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)
Jack Kerouac - On The Road
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
(no video? -http://www.arttube.nl/nl/video/Makers/Foto)
If you are a lover of black and white photography you really should see the Machiel Botman exhibition in Fotomuseum Den Haag. That’s what photography is all about.
..and although Capa shot approximately 106 frames on the beach, only a handful have survived. Though the exact number of surviving frames is uncertain, the actual negative of the picture known as The Face in the Surf, along with another from the set, was lost sometime after the photo’s publication in the June 19, 1944 issue of LIFE. It is, in a sense, a testament to the incalculable hardship and violence of the Longest Day that the only surviving photographic record of the Omaha Beach landing from the beach itself are nine hard-won, fragile, immensely powerful negatives.