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Start the machine – a poem

Start the machine image

Words and Photo ©Paul S Allen 2015 All rights reserved.
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Monochrome – the world in black and white

A collection of black and white images I have made. I hope you enjoy them.

Exit

Neglected Memories

Watching

David Sharkey - Solace

Aaron Hawkins

Bronwyn

The lion in the crowd

Sittin' on the dock of the bay

Dancing in the streets.

The End Is The Beginning

Apex

Rider of the storm


Photos ©Paul S Allen 2014 & 2015 All rights reserved 
I am always wanting to improve my skills as a photographer, I am particularly working on black and white portraiture at the moment. If you are in Dunedin New Zealand and would be willing to volunteer as a model please contact me.
(Nothing perfect and no guarantees as to quality but you would get a copy of the good portraits and I get the practice.) 

Tagging: Good or Bad?

Bison

Tagging (and street art), you see it everywhere, even online with social media #hashtags.

Some of it is very clever, some is just vandalism. I enjoy great street art, especially in the small out-of-the-way places or the subversive.

But what makes it good or bad?The Hashtag

  • Placement?
  • Permission?
  • Artistic Merit?
  • Does it enhance or add value?
  • Does it destroy?
  • Does it claim ownership unjustly?
  • Some may be just annoying.

What are your thoughts?

Love YourselfGirl, play cards

A creative call to action

Stand up, fight back

This is a call for all of us creative types to use our talents for social good.

We now more than ever need to use our art and talents to highlight the real New Zealand, so that people will see it is not the 100% pure image seen in the glossy marketing.

We need people to see the eroded sovereign rights, the increasing poverty, the widening inequality, the unemployed, the polluted waterways and growing environmental issues. the downtrodden, sick and forgotten and the many, many other issues being experienced in our country today.

It is now time…

A bed for the night

“A bed for the night” Homeless in Dunedin

      • For photographers to use images to unsettle and enlighten.
      • For singer-songwriters to sing the songs that challenge the status quo.
      • For thinkers and poets to question authority.
      • For the media to be independent and investigative not swayed by biased political or commercial agenda.
      • For people to stand up for all those who need a voice to be heard.
      • For all of us to tell the world that everything is NOT ok in this country.

We can, we should and we will do something about it.

Paul S Allen

PS: if you know of an event that highlights the need for social change or for justice or other protest in Dunedin NZ please contact me. As a photographer I am happy to use my skills for a good cause.

Paul

Change is Inevitable

Abstraction

Green

GreenThe Unknowable LandOut To SeaDown To The BeachCautionSt Clair Street Light

Abstract, a set on Flickr.

Sometimes life is not as clear or defined as you would like it to be but you can still make something interesting out of the result.

Paul S Allen

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