Monday, October 8, 2012

Influences: Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks was truly a Renaissance human being.  Not only did Parks create stunning photography, but he composed music (award-winning Shaft, among many other pieces); designed fashions; painted beautiful surrealistic artworks; wrote poetry and had long reach into many other aesthetics.Who could not be influenced by such a paragon of the arts!  Each and every Gordon Parks' photograph offers a slice of life that adheres to the adage: "One picture is worth a thousand words."  In Parks' work, each image speaks volumes.


  1. I read about his death, then saw, I believe, a 60 Minutes or CBS Sunday Morning profile on him. Remarkable man. His photographs are stunning. I never saw "Shaft" even tho' it was big when I was in college. Blaxploitation films were just getting started. I couldn't relate to them. Funny how things change.

  2. Hear the music: it is indicative of a generation of change; of greatness. Gordon was at its apex!