Some call me the mastermind behind Nashville's rise to relevance as one of the "It" cities of the 21st century. If anything, I've tried to master playing second violin. These are my stories.
"No man ever steps in the same river twice." – Heraclitus
Selections from Joseph N. Barker's award-winning body of work
VANISHING FACES OF BHUTAN: The Study of a Timeless Culture provides a rare glimpse into the everyday lives of people living in remote Himalayan villages as they go about their daily rituals: shopping, praying, dancing, selling their produce, eating, meeting friends, celebrating, playing archery, and working the land.
As a photographer and world traveler, I visited people in their natural environment and made these images during visits to Bhutan between 2004 and 2007.
“Vanishing Faces” is a nod to the Buddhist notions of impermanence and time passing. Some of the people in these photos have passed on to their next lives. The children have grown up, and now perhaps some have children of their own. None of them are what they were at that brief moment in time when I snapped their photo and engaged with them.
They have “vanished,” but they are also timeless.
He says he's the property of Obi-Wan Kenobi, a resident of these parts. Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight the same as your father. I wish I'd known him.Design Gods
If you end your training now, if you choose the quick and easy path, as Vader did, you will become an agent of evil. Our ships have completed their scan of the area and found nothing. If the Millennium Falcon went into light-speed.Elastic Themes