Thursday, August 20, 2009

cruel irony

here are two great photographs by cecil beaton. the image of the chld was taken during cecil's time as one of england's official war photographers. the other one is of danish starlet gwili (super name) andre. this actress got as far as working on a hollywood film with joan crawford but alas, one day after turning 51 she surrounded herself with photos and press clippings from her career and lit a match while sitting among all that paper. indeed, this sad woman died at home but in flames.
perhaps the child in the top image had a lovely life.

1 comment:

nipper said...

one of many of life's mysteries, i find comfort in that old adage, 'only the good die young' to justify this abyss of 'whys?'