have run a wonderful three piece spread on photographer
"In her beguiling photographic series Literary Journeys,
Tara Darby travels through towns and cities
across America that have provided the settings for some of the greatest works of 20th century literature ...
her latest work is inspired by Carson McCullers' 1940 novel
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter,
a haunting book following the fates of five misfits ... in small-town Georgia during the depression."
Here is an excerpt of her writing, talking about one of the many characters she met ...
Love in Store
"A mist covers the river as the sun comes up, I meet a woman called Dr Love. She tells me it is her mission to spread love and soften people’s hearts. Afterwards I go into an antique shop, the owner is called Robert. He is smoking and mending a broken table. He tells me people are getting bigger these days and chairs keep breaking. He has rows of tools and a letter addressed to him with Mother Theresa stamps stuck on, there is a smell of something cooking. He takes us out for a drive to a forgotten church that he takes care of. Light pours in and he gives us bourbon, ice rattles in the plastic glass. Later we drive twenty miles to eat dinner with his girlfriend. We sit on the porch while she cooks and he asks me if i have a man and is he supportive. I say I do and he is. He says he would be too, that he wouldn’t mind if a girl travelled and followed her passions. I say for some people it’s a problem. He says of course and that any man who says otherwise is lying. The next day he gives me a Indian arrowhead carved out of rose crystal."
I keep reading the nine short stories included in the article.
Over and over. They are so powerful.
I am devastated to be missing the exhibition which opens
at Transition Gallery, London
on 29th April