SUCH MOVEMENT BEHIND A SETTING SO STILL

Silver sky settles over sun-soaked sea where we watch the future ripple reflections; cranes in the corner of Korea coming closer to a mountain once central to the frame. Silence and simplicity have never shaken with such an uncertain stillness.     All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly. This week’s ideas come from […]

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IN THE VALLEY OF THE SUN KING

  Sun shines in the valley where the sun king came to stay, shade is shy in the valley at the king and queen’s hideaway. Shadows slip through the valley down from stars to under stairs, some secrets slip through the valley whispered from lips of concrete heirs. Sun shines in the valley on swans […]

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AT THE SETTING OF THE YELLOW LIGHT

  I held your hand in a taxi, once, while thinking of another as you whispered into my ear, a sound I no longer remember, a scent now a breath away from touchable. I cannot hold everything anymore, not everything nor everyone. I recall the yellow light yearning to hold its own innocence stretching through […]

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MEDITATION UNDER THE YELLOW SUN

  I wanted to draw the sound of the moon on a sun-drenched beach stripped down to white sand, white wave, white skin starved for affection. I wanted to draw the silent sound of that moon as the chaos of the current crashed down on the crowds clawing at each other for a moment below […]

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CATCH, IN 2 HEMISPHERES

— I hold a balloon, I watch it rise, this sphere of air, I hold this balloon and then let it go, watch it fly up, into the air, higher and higher, up into the sky and you too, in the south, you hold a balloon, you watch it rise, this sphere of air within […]

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ESCAPE TO THE SOUTH, FRAMING FRANCE

  A weekend in Marseille, Frioul, Cassis and the hills and beaches of Calanque… Frioul Archipelago Marseille seen from the Frioul and the island of If, from The Count of Monte Cristo Vieux Port, Marseille¬† Calanque View from the restaurant in Calanque¬† Calanque de Sugiton Backstreet of charm in Cassis Pastis before brunch All photographs […]

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