made using only the letters of my name. click for a close-up.
ADI in CHINA : panda reservation in CHENGDU
cradling a baby red panda, also called a “firefox” .
fewer than 2,500 of the species still exist today .
this research + breeding center has the most pandas in one place in the world .
© DAVID SHRIGLEY 2005, the book of shrigley
↑ click it for a closer view.
special thanks to RUBY ALDRIDGE for capturing the moment.
about a week ago i was location-scouting for a shoot outside a cemetery.
on a road leading into the graveyard there were four men with bundles of roses capitalizing on funeral-goers forgetfulness/grief/guilt
as i stood on the hood of james, purveying angles and potential compositions, snapping test shots and basking the los angeles afternoon sun, i pondered the waiting game
waiting on death, waiting on funerals and their patrons
i contemplated it all flat on my back, on top of my volvo
eventually, i slid off the roof of the car. one of the younger men selling flowers (maybe 20?) approached me.
“no tenger dinero,” i said
“i am a man. this is for you,” he said
i drove home with a bouquet of three red roses meant for the dead
lord knows all i want to do is wander the earth with purpose.
and helping people.
and being loved.
but sometimes i think this world and i are at odds… not because we don’t get along
(i think we’re rather in balance. her & i)
that little twit “practicality” worms her way into my mind. and sometimes it takes days/weeks/months for me to shake her off.