POTD: Everything is Broken

Everything is Broken
Bozeman, Montana
2017

Broken hands on broken ploughs,
Broken treaties, broken vows,
Broken pipes, broken tools,
People bending broken rules
Hound dog howling, bull frog croaking,
Everything is broken

 –Bob Dylan

5 thoughts on “POTD: Everything is Broken”

  1. Wow!!!

    This is one powerful image. With the poem added, it is almost too much to bear at this time in our world. Rarely does your work make me uncomfortable. I thank you for doing that with this piece.

  2. A striking combination of words and image! Was this photo from a fire in the area? Sadly, a fitting description of where we find ourselves at the moment. 🙁

    1. Thanks Kathy. This is actually a composite photo. The main image was the shoes on the littered floor. I found them laying like that in an old abandoned (but not burned) house in western Kansas. The rose to the lower right of the shoes was from a different image, one of a piece of wallpaper still on the walls in the same house. The framed picture of the woman with a rose actually came from three different images, one for the woman in the frame (taken in Idaho), another one for the broken glass, and the third from another old, unbroken window (used to get the dirt streaked look of the woman’s picture). It was much of a days work selecting the right components for this composite and then getting everything to blend in to where it looked like it was all one photo.

  3. Larry, this is an exceptional composite image! Your work is extremely well done since I never for a moment considered that it was not one frame. Congratulations on a powerful image and poem pairing…

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