Let Them Win Their Game of Hide & Seek

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We played the game Marco Polo, you and me. Swam under the water with our eyes closed while our friends ran around the pool and jumped in and said “Polo” when we surfaced like porpoises and shouted “Marco.” A game of deceit, based on telling a lie about where we were. And the game comes from the real Marco Polo, who came back from China telling stories of kingdoms and glories nobody in Venice could believe. Marco Polo the very real person died as a lie about who he was.

And on campuses all around the world the argument rages about how many people there were in the new world before the Europeans came ashore with their weapons and germs. The visitors claimed there wasn’t much going on, the land laid fallow and undeveloped, and the indigenous scientists say, nonsense, we were civilized too, in quantities we cannot imagine, millions and millions of us, tending our gardens before inhaling your bacterias.

And now there are a few new victims, waiting for another helicopter to fly overhead, bristling with telephoto lenses and vials of penicillin and twelve thousand years of civilization, built on too much murder, rape and slavery to quantify. Yes, we’ve had Mozart and Newton and Shakespeare, but who reads these eons from now without judging how we deal with the new Amazonians, playing their desperate game of Marco Polo, where being tagged means an instant loss of both wisdom and innocence?

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The New Amazonians allowed themselves to be shot for the first time in an artistic experiment called “Make the Dress,” organized by Mr. T and Mrs. T, whose workshops are featured in the current JPG Magazine.

Also shooting:

Matt Adamik

Maria Tizon

Jeni Stembridge

Melissa Quinn

Allegra V

Emily Ward

Adrian King

Jesse Merz

and Lynne KrizikYou can see more photos of the New Amazonians at my facebook (what!?!) page, and another larger collection including pix of the shooters can be seen at The New Amazonians on my website.

23 responses

  • Patrick .

    Patrick . (Deleted) gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Wow very awesome!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Damn!! I am jealous!! (Laura is a big girl....she can be happy for others) ;) NO I CAN"T. Awesome shot!! Looks like you guys got some fantastic models.

  • Sara Johanne Larssen

    Sara Johanne Larssen said (4 Jun 2008):

    Like the light tones, and she is beautiful

  • Vicenç !!!

    Vicenç !!! gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Espectacular!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Beautiful!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Photos are the residue of time...this is great residue.

  • Artem Nazarov

    Artem Nazarov (Deleted) said (4 Jun 2008):

    so cool!

  • Laurent Chantegros

    Laurent Chantegros gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    amazing!!! beautiful photo

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist   gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Wonderful Wild

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    Fabulous!

  • ! !! Eton !!!!

    ! !! Eton !!!! gave props (4 Jun 2008):

    I have to say, I love this

  • George Hilbish

    George Hilbish said (3 Jul 2008):

    Fox! I would love to....

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Nov 2008):

    Hell yeah! It rocks!

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (22 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic image!

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (23 Nov 2008):

    Image and prose, as always, wonderful!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    My vote again

  • Zapata Juan P

    Zapata Juan P   gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    My vote., Great composition !

  • Joyce D.Z.

    Joyce D.Z. gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Beautiful high-key image! Voted YEAH!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    You are a romantic, seanie.....and it shows in every photograph you take! Wonderful!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    Amazing capture!

  • adniloj

    adniloj gave props (7 Dec 2008):

    Excellent work Seanie and all!

  • claudio gobbi

    claudio gobbi gave props (20 Dec 2008):

    great shot,!!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    This is beautiful!

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