Freedom :: August
Title: Netting on the Teign
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Bio: David Woolbrook lives in Sidmouth
situated on the Devon coastline and is a keen
Review: The River Teign falls from
Dartmoor to Teignmouth on
coast. David's photograph shows two fishermen hauling
in the nets - one is barely seen. The
calm surface of the water belies the hightening
panic and struggle that ensues below.
is a town by the river on the far bank and a
few scattered homes that run up the hillside
toward the low cloud which billows in the late
The nets are pulled towards the
shaw, arm by arm. Some fish
are destined to be dead on show in the window
of the white painted brick corner shop
escape for the freedom of the
we happen to be swimming on the right side of
the river or within the reaches of an unseen
free, it is often a matter of good fortune.
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Brief Bio: This work was submitted to
AbleStable by an anonymous contributor.
Review: FreePlay shows four empty toddler
swings and a roundabout at rest. The formal
composition of the photo runs counter to
the purpose of the objects shown. The over-saturated
colours and fluid distortions suggest a state
of unreality and dream.
playground is a place where adults are comfortable.
A controlled environment where freedom
is constrained. The all-encompassing fence
like the vertical bars of a prison, and below
an area where feet may run and fall, but
where in this scene none are present. A
place of limited fun.
A place of escape.
is defined by the power to act, speak, or think
without externally imposed restraints. Playgrounds
are good, but the dangers and treasures of the
unconstrained exploration of the outside world
is crucial for our greater development.