Colorful Interpretations

Kojo

Kojo © Larry Hamill

Larry was recently asked to be a guest curator for Ragazine.cc, the on-line magazine of art, information and entertainment.

Originating in the mid-1970s in Columbus, Ohio, Ragazine was the title of an alternative newspaper published by a small group of friends. In 2004, it was revived on the web as Ragazine.cc by Mike Foldes, founder and managing editor, and continues to be a collaboration of artists, writers, poets and photographers.

Guest curators are asked to gather work from fellow artists and photographers that they believe merit a larger audience. Larry selected Columbus photographers Kojo Kamau and Chas Ray Krider as featured artists for the November-December 2009 issue.

Following a four-year stint as an Air Force photographer in the early 1960s, Kojo has spent a lifetime photographing Columbus, Ohio. His photos include well-known locals like Elijah Pierce, as well as nationally known figures Maya Angelou, Muhammed Ali and fellow photographer, Gordon Parks.

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Gordon Parks © Kojo Kamau

Chas Ray also started out documenting life in Columbus and over the years moved to framing the darker side of life.  Two of his erotica series are entitled Goodbye Kitty and Days of Noir.

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Chas Ray © Larry Hamill

The images of Kamau and Krider, posed here with cameras of yesteryear, are part of Larry’s ongoing Colorful Camera Series.  The first of these images can be seen in a previous post entitled Digital Technology Changes in a Flash.

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