Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Among the Living


William Michaelian
May 31, 2010
Salem, Oregon

Photo by Vahan Michaelian


[click to enlarge]



And another grateful nod to Kevin McCollister

Among the Living and Other Stories

Published May 2000



Update:
In the Forum: thin, picky, and sweet, plume or no plume.

19 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Your self portraits and those of you by others never cease to amaze me. Your endless identities.

This one is marvelous. I'd call it 'split personality'.

Janice said...

William what a wonderful tribute to Kevin's talent and his true life photos. Your photo would fit right into his blog. It's as if he took this photo himself...perfect!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks very much, Elisabeth. Or, as Bob Dylan said, “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”

Janice, thanks. I’m glad you’ve visited Kevin’s blog. I love his work, especially his cinematic and moody black-and-whites.

Crissant said...

There you are...with a pretty mysterious expression on the face.
I like it.
Hugs!

William Michaelian said...

Mysterious, yes. You have to decide what I was thinking, or if I was thinking at all.... Thanks, Crissant!

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

this foto tells us about yourself, very very good too what you write for Kevin's foto! (Kevin foto is wonderfull and full of meanings too)

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura. And Kevin has a beautiful book, too.

Gerry Boyd said...

I've always suspected that you would look natural behind bars. Now I'm sure.

William Michaelian said...

It’s so nice to be understood.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

William- I have said that sometimes I hide behind my glasses.

There is something to be said here I think.

A beautiful portrait.

~robert

RUDHI - Chance said...

Interesting *Chairmen*, I see...

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Robert. We hide one thing and reveal another, it seems.

That’s right, Rudhi. I had never been a chairman before, so I appointed myself.

~im just only me~ said...

William! Totally creepy, but awesome! Now stop goofing around! :P "You know what my grandfada always say... Get back to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!"...

William Michaelian said...

That’s funny... that’s exactly what mine used to say. And if he saw this, he’d probably start talking about grapes or watermelons.

Alberto Oliver said...

Absolutely brilliant!!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Alberto!

Woman in a Window said...

I don't know. You might think you are hiding but your eyes go straight through me. Scare me, in fact. Stop looking at me! I didn't do it!

Truthfully, your eyes are (too?) engaging. Just look at the surface, ok? Isn't that a universal human agreement?

xo
erin

William Michaelian said...

But Erin, you did do it. You looked. I’m merely responding, in the only way I know how. By the way, there’s a leaf on a tree beside a spider web a quarter of a mile behind you.

Woman in a Window said...

going
now~

xo
erin