Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Writing Exercise # 38

I've used a Diane Arbus photograph in a previous writing exercise, but I don't care. Her images always inspire me in a way that few photographs can; there is always an underlying mood beneath the subjects. You always feel as though they are putting on a show for you, but the facade is ready to disintegrate at any moment.

Today, I'd like to use this photo [click the image to enlarge]:

Decide for yourself who these people are. Where they are. Or if they're really even people. Do they represent something else? What is inside that box? What is beneath that crown? Why have they been dethroned? What are they king and queen of? Who has forgotten them? Which of the two is the least patient? Can't forgive? Is full of music? Has never been kissed?