get busy living or get busy dying...



...it comes down to a simple choice.
ahhh, the shawshank redemption. love that movie. solid all the way around. one of those movies that when it comes on tv, no matter how many times you've seen it before, you sit there and watch. well, at least i do.

visiting charlottesville i came across this scene during a break in the festivities and that quote just popped into my head. i watched these two men, one playing violin, one sitting, under two sides of a marquee in the pedestrian mall. i didn't ask for their stories, but they were both asking for the same thing from us; money.
the juxtaposition was both funny and sad.
the only truth to this scene is that for personal reasons a choice was made. the outcome of which now left mainly to our assumptions.

8 comments:

Sinner said...

love the post...

Blair said...

Just saw your slide show in the New York Times. Beautiful images. Have you tried using a jelly lens on your cellphone? Got one for a friend and it works beautifully for close up shots. http://www.ecamerafilms.com/product_p/vf403.htm

rob.humphrey said...

I love that movie. And a friend in Boston turned me on to your blog..love it.

James M. Harrison said...

Great photos from a great state. Love your work!

Kiko said...

All theses pictures are from a mobile phone?? Great work! What mobile phone do you have?

Gabriel McIntosh said...

I love this site! I've been using my cell phone camera exclusively for about six months. I've put a book together at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/651879, and want to do another. Let me know what you think.

Deb said...

Fantastic photos!

shawn rocco said...

thanks for the comments and kind words guys.
@rob.humphrey... solid movie on many levels. can't find a negative about it.
@james...i miss ny. but nc has a lot going for it. lots of newyorkers down here. sometime it seems more than native carolinians.
@kiko... yep! no false advertising here.
@gabriel... did a blurb book too.
came out pretty good. a little worried about consistency. but overall pretty cool what can be done these days. only going to get better. i hope.