Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nicholas Laughlin captures the Riches of El Dorado


Two superimposed photographs by Nicholas Laughlin, Statue of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Cathedral; Cayenne, French Guiana, South America, 2009

The Trinidadian travel writer, Nicholas Laughlin, on his trip to French Guiana, South America in April, 2009, has posted a few snap shots of his visit which he says is just for memory sake. At these timely moments, the sites, places and people that captures him,
Mr. Laughlin takes his camera out of his leather canvas bag, composes the frame and squeezes the shutter button. The results, unknown to him are an inner compassion, his subtle beliefs in Christianity or more aptly the Christian motifs that mirror his poetic calling through the art of the lens.


Two superimposed photographs of a mural by Bagnard Francis Lagrange in the prison church on Ile Royale. Iles du Salut, French Guiana, South America, 2009

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Superimposed photographs of a mural by Bagnard Francis Lagrange in the prison church on Ile Royale. Iles du Salut, French Guiana, South America, 2009

Nicholas Laughlin is the editor of The Caribbean Review of Books, a quarterly magazine and moderator of Antilles, the CRB blog. You may find out more about him at nicholaslaughlin.com.

1 comment:

Nicholas said...

Thanks for the mention. “Poetic calling through the art of the lens” is much too kind. (I’m not sure about the subtle Christianity, though I do enjoy visiting and photographing churches–and my camera is usually stowed in a canvas bag.) The link to the original photoset, in case anyone wants to see my snaps, is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicholaslaughlin/sets/72157617010308391/

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