people are funny (some diptychs)

Posted on February 28th, 2011

One of my favourite words is diptychs. So it happens I stumbled upon a few by photographer Mark Laita from his book Created Equal,  thanks to Brain Pickings. We humans do the same kooky things. We all want to belong, make a stamp, stand over and above each other. We want to be the “us”, to the “them”.
We pomp and perform and trick ourselves up. But under it all, even under the separatist thinking, we are the same. I find this comforting. Joyful. We’re funny little things, don’t you think?

Ballerina / Boxer
Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer
Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan
Polygamist / Pimp
Gangster / Mafioso
Company President / Janitor
Fur Trapper / Woman with Dog
Baptist Churchgoer / White Supremacist
Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers
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  • Sara

    Sorry that my comment has nothing to do with your blog but it’s the LAST DAY OF FEBFAST(now I just need to wean myself of diet coke!).

    But I did hear that FebFast is followed up later in the year with Ocsober.


  • Mia

    I guess we are all just humans aren’t we? Vulnerable, fallible and attempting to make sense of this world as best we can. Nice pictures!!


  • JessB

    Wow these images are so beatiful! Thanks for sharing Sarah, as always!