"Charles Simic, when asked what he thought of Slam Poetry events: "They are fun, but they have as much to do with poetry as Elvis Presley had to do with Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk." ~ Remembering American jazz pianist and composer, Thelonious Sphere Monk at 98 years (Libra: October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982). // As pictured: Thelonious Monk, Photograph by W. Eugene Smith
Eugene Smith. Most of Smith's work that I have seen are of his WWII photos, which are more graphic and tell more than this photo. What I like about this photo, is that it makes you feel uncomfortable because of the bird's eye perspective, and the ambiguity of the photo. Even though it is not graphic like a lot of his other photos, it is still eerie and dark.