listen the coach

flydragon / © Simon Kolton - 25/03/2008 19:33:26 project: One fight in bangkok \ Asia \ Thailand \ Bangkok
I am just a poor boy though my story's seldom told
I have squandered my resistance for a pocketful of mumbles,
Such are promises, all lies and jest,
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest, hmmmm

When I left my home and my family, I's no more than a boy
In the company of strangers
In the quiet of the railway station, runnin' scared, laying low,
Seeking out the poorer quarters, where the ragged people go,
Looking for the places only they would know.

Asking only workman's wages, I come lookin' for a job,
But I get no offers,
Just a come-on from the whores on 7th Avenue.
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
I took some comfort there.

And I'm laying out my winter clothes and wishing I was gone,
goin' home
Where the New York City winters aren't bleedin' me, leadin' me,
goin' home.

In the clearing stands a boxer, and a fighter by his trade
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him
'Til he cried out in his anger and his shame
I am leaving, I am leaving, but the fighter still remains.

Simon and Garfunkel
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26/03/2008 21:51    from : tehanu_f

superb shot, simon! you captured the atmosphere perfectly. the beads of sweat on the boxer's tired but determined face and the blurry trainer (or referee) are great. one of the best in this project.


26/03/2008 15:53    from : vapours
Nice one again Simon, the sweat is clear and the intent on both sets of eyes is portrayed quite well....right in there with the action once again.

26/03/2008 07:09    from : jinju
Pretty good, Simon. The project is coming along quite well. You are still teasing us a bit, we want the action but take your time. I do like the intimacy of this shot, how close you put us in the situation. I wish this was shot with the wide angle thoigh, theres a bit of the  flattening of space and perspective that a tele gives you. I prefer the wide angle shots from the beginning of this project. Still, a good one.

26/03/2008 01:57    from : Designsoul

Beautiful shot--you and Garfunkel have written a great song of him too...:)

Fly, this is really beautiful. The interaction between them, the attendant's humble caring for him while he is resting, likely in some agitated state. The light is particularly lovely on his arm, and reflecting from his face, and the three ropes just add the icing on the cake.

25/03/2008 23:55    from : Furachan
Super shot, Simon, very intimate and cleverly arranged within the vertical. I lke the role of the ropes here, delineating the story...

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