2 thoughts on “Fuerteventura card 2-263

  1. I must say that my initial reaction upon viewing these images was one of shock. This is such a radical departure from Mr Grimes’ celebrated speciality, namely, heritage photography, that I am sure that it will have ruffled a few feathers among his followers and the heritage purists.

    Indeed, such is the likely impact of this wholly unexpected foray into exotic landscape photography, I would compare it to the ‘Dylan goes electric’ controversy. For those who aren’t aware, this was the moment when folk singer Bob Dylan ditched his trusty acoustic set-up in favour of an electric guitar. It was a real shock for the crowd, who thought it was a sell out and a move away from ‘real’ folk music.

    The dramatic and mysterious scenes in the ‘Another World’ collection bear all the hallmarks of a photography maverick and are typically impressive, but the real question is, do they represent a new era in Mr Grimes’ artistic direction? It is almost unthinkable that this giant of the heritage photography scene would forsake his stated passion for yesterday’s industry in favour of more experimental and edgy material; but then it has to be remembered that Mr Grimes embodies the avant-garde spirit better than any living photographer, and truly anything is possible.

    Referring to the inevitable shockwaves generated by the ‘Another World’ bombshell, a good friend had these consoling words for the bemused Grimes followers: “It has always been the prerogative of genius to take the road less travelled; you just can’t expect such a talented individual to be defined by one genre.” Wise words indeed. I am reminded of another brilliant observation by one of the world’s greatest mentors and public speakers, Mark Sephton. Talking about risk taking and the spirit of adventure, Sephton made the brilliant point that, “The only people who don’t get flat tyres are those who don’t drive.”

    I’m sure Mr Grimes’s new material will cause some deflation among his legion of discerning fans, but I for one am staying with this experimental phase. It is a time of uncertainty, yes, but there’s also the promise of considerable excitement and delight in this breathtaking development.

    I suggest we all buckle up and get ready for what is likely to be the adventure of a lifetime.

  2. I must say that my initial reaction upon viewing these images was one of shock. This is such a radical departure from Mr Grimes’ celebrated speciality, namely, heritage photography, that I am sure that it will have ruffled a few feathers among his followers and the heritage purists.

    Indeed, such is the likely impact of this wholly unexpected foray into exotic landscape photography, I would compare it to the ‘Dylan goes electric’ controversy. For those who aren’t aware, this was the moment when folk singer Bob Dylan ditched his trusty acoustic set-up in favour of an electric guitar. It was a real shock for the crowd, who thought it was a sell out and a move away from ‘real’ folk music.

    The dramatic and mysterious scenes in the ‘Another World’ collection bear all the hallmarks of a photography maverick and are typically impressive, but the real question is, do they represent a new era in Mr Grimes’ artistic direction?

    It is almost unthinkable that this giant of the heritage photography scene would forsake his stated passion for yesterday’s industry in favour of more experimental and edgy material, but then it has to be remembered that Mr Grimes embodies the avant-garde spirit better than any living photographer, and truly anything is possible.

    Referring to the inevitable shockwaves generated by the ‘Another World’ bombshell, a good friend had these consoling words for the bemused Grimes followers: “It has always been the prerogative of genius to take the road less travelled; you just can’t expect such a talented individual to be defined by one genre.”

    Wise words indeed.

    I am reminded of another brilliant observation by one of the world’s greatest mentors and public speakers, Mark Sephton. Talking about risk taking and the spirit of adventure, Sephton made the brilliant point that, “The only people who don’t get flat tyres are those who don’t drive.”

    I’m sure Mr Grimes’s new material will cause some deflation among his legion of discerning fans, but I for one am staying with this experimental phase. It is a time of uncertainty, yes, but there’s also the promise of considerable excitement and delight in this breathtaking development.

    I suggest we all buckle up and get ready for what is likely to be the adventure of a lifetime.

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