In Rio with Lou Jones
Intro by Skip Cohen
I first met Lou Jones back in my Hasselblad days and we've caught up to each other at least once a year at a convention ever since. It's a nice friendship, even though we never seem to get the time to have anything more than short conversations. However, each time we talk off the convention floor, it's usually on the phone and it's as if we ended the last conversation with a comma. We just take up wherever we left off.
I got the email below from Lou last week. I love it when artists can express themselves with their cameras as well as with the printed word. After I read what Lou wrote I sent him back a request for few images to go with it. He sent me a few favorites...who says there's no fine art in photojournalism? LOL
To find out more about Lou click on any image, and check out his panAFRICAproject. He definitely should be on your radar.
early on public transportation my nose is buried in someones armpit
& anothers knee in the small of my back
in UBER we anchor all the traffic jam installations
the sports are familiar but the athletes names are alien
at the XXXI olympics nationalism reigns grandstands
fans are obnoxious on the international stage
flags unfurled replacing patria
the competitors define poetry
dancing tumbling swimming paddling fighting to their own inner rhythms
arching millimeters above us mere mortals
late return home to edit the photographs
rinse & repeat the experience on SPORTV
dateline: rio de janeiro brazil
All images copyright Lou Jones. All rights reserved.