Friends and Performers

Friends watching the parade

Friends - 2011

People enjoying a festival are one of the many things that help define a place and a community. The two men standing next to each other, one in red festival garb, look up the street and communicate as men often do — by standing next to each other saying nothing. And the young girl concentrates on her performance as a majorette, baton in hand, whistle ready, her pleasure in the performing clearly visible to those who look. So much is said in the faces and actions of the people, yet so much is left unsaid.

[Note: These two images are a part of the series from the 2010-11 holiday festival on St. Croix also featured in the previous post.]

Majorette with whistle

Majorette with Whistle - 2011

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8 Comments on “Friends and Performers

  1. It’s always good to know where you stand … or sit with people: … when you sit or stand with them.

    note: there are no uncomfortable pauses with good friends … I can sit and not talk to them for hours on end. hee hee!

    double note: great images as usual.

  2. Oh, how I love the Majorette with Whistle! Her concentration and your handling of the atmosphere are exceptionally engaging. Really well done. Love both images, but this one really got to me.

  3. Hi Melinda. The Majorette with Whistle was a hard one… The original background was interesting, but so distracting. In fact, I sat on the image for many months, knowing what I wanted to say, but unsure how to proceed. I’m so glad you like how it turned out. Thank you!

  4. Wow, these are great. The top one – they look like they’re suddenly materialising there!

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