Age of self

Petite ceinture – November 2020

I’m perfectly aware of Wyatt’s political bias, and I must admit that I don’t share his views. Yet, this song from the early 1980s has been in my mind ever since and I can’t help thinking of this song whenever I see a selfie being made. I thought it would be slightly ironic too, to make a portrait of a selfieist (selfist?) Hopefully, this silly habit will die, one day.

They say the working class is dead, we’re all consumers now
They say that we have moved ahead – we’re all just people now
There’s people doing ‘frightfully well’ there’s others on the shelf
But never mind the second kind this is the age of self

And it seems to me if we forget our roots and where we stand
The movement will disintegrate like castles built on sand

The age of self – Robert Wyatt

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Today’s photo challenge is about motion. Two days ago (that is right before I broke two of my toes by moving my desk to the other side of the office and dumping a huge weight on my foot!) I was visiting the St Georges area around my office. As I was fidgeting with my camera here came that man on a bicycle. I just had a chance to press the shutter release button and here he was. I think the man looks like Franklin Delano Roosevelt and is almost dressed like him too. Anyway he looked like a good chap and a perfect subject for today’s challenge.