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The lure of the past

Taking images of people requires sensitivity to privacy but at galleries and exhibitions, it is hard to segregate the gazer from the gazed upon. Here at the British Museum both people and object watching are unavoidable, whilst monochrome adds to the indivisibility

in cabinets of light and glass
animation suspended
segregated gazers absorb the past

some pass through with astral-bodied reflection
hypnotised by splendour
the tempation of touch and acquisition

And after the museum sounds lock and key
the visitor is ever blended
with figurine and saintly effigy

Written for Bastet’s Pixelventures: People

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playing with photography @ eljaygee whilst Tell Tale Therapy has a weakness for words

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