ruddy roye photography

Revealing the reflections of my eyeball…. Radcliffe Roye is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits and photo-journalism photography. A photographer with over thirteen years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper. www.ruddyroye.com

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June 3, 2014
“The Silent Bird”
In Jamaica this would have been the six night of nine nights of celebration for the life of Mama Maya Angelou. In keeping with tradition, I would like to continue the prose in her honour with three days of celebrations left. 
Eyes
My eyes walked slowly pass
their stunted manhood, as they
unfolded their embittered years
against the waiting grey wall. 
Their starched suits blended 
intimately into the colours
of their broken chairs.
The faint Bedstuy wind that stood
watch on the corner in its suit of blue
Would push back their will
like their rolled up skins, 
And spread them behind their necks  and on their belly as if they were resigned to sit in lazy boys.
The reflected image of the new eyes.
Their eyes have become the silent voices that peer past pain and the fallen,
Repeating the feat only in passing 
when relatives walk up to recount the times before, 
Before the fissure actually appeared in their wall 
long before the crack opened,
which allowed all our families to get sucked in.
In their silence lies a fallacy
The fallen ace sits in another hand
Away from these eyes,
Eyes that sing, drink, 
suck on a pipe 
still looking for that man.
#oggl_ig #blackportraiture #mayaangelou #makeportrait #makeportraits #street_bw #streetportrait #streetphotography #igers #instamood (at Halsey and Throop Ave)
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