About a year and a half ago I was along for the ride during a few legs of the tour for Saul Williams’ poetry anthology “Chorus.” I am just now getting around to sharing seven of those images here tonight. I keep saying that I’m going to do something about procrastinating, but then I just put it off for another day!
For those of you who are not familiar with Saul’s work– He is the author of five books [The Seventh Octave, She, Said the Shotgun to the Head, The Dead Emcee Scrolls, and Chorus], has released six musical albums [Penny for a Thought / Purple Pigeons, Amethyst Rock Star, Not in My Name, Saul Williams, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust (With Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails producing), and Volcanic Sunlight], and has appeared in numerous films and documentaries [Including ‘Slam’ and ‘Slam Nation’].
Six more images are contained below. The first and second were taken backstage before a performance in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These two photos were selected from a series of shots taken during a conversation a few of us had that spanned a couple hours in time and covered many different topics. The third, fourth, and fifth are photos I captured from the doorway that led out onto the stage and were taken while Saul was performing in front of the rowdy crowd gathered there. And, finally, the sixth image was taken by another writer backstage of Saul and I after the show was over and everyone was relaxing / winding down.
original photography by j. e. lattimer
© 2014 j. e. lattimer all rights reserved
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*Also, a brief update on the previous post, “Transactions:”
Within just a few short days one of the nine original pieces being offered to the public here on Fictional Machines for the first time has been purchased! Another huge thank you to the very nice lady who contacted me about buying “Freedom,” I truly appreciate it! Another sale is still pending, but as of right now the other eight pieces are still up for grabs.
This site / my work is not financed or funded by anyone, just for the record. Any and all money that has been spent to bring you the work that has been shared here over the last two years has come out of my pocket. Any purchases of artwork help to fund and expand this operation!
OK, sorry for the shameless plug– A HUGE thank you to all for the support & I strongly encourage everyone out there to continue to share and develop your vision / your style / your voice! –Josh.