I’m not new to the power of online images or the stories that can be told through them. I love to watch the ever evolving photo-essays that occur on Flickr (eg here, here, here and here) and see people try and capture their emotions through digital SLR. Photography democratized. Now we all have the language. However, this morning I came across something a bit different on Boing Boing. It’s one of the most disturbingly attractive photo-essays ever and you should consider long and hard before reading further.
It starts with an age old story. A once great man, holds onto the glories of a long lost past, with mixed results. Much humor and a fair bit of horror ensue. The images in Mike Belleme photo-essay Uncle Dirty had me riveted. Chances are they will both intrigue and horrify you, in addition to possibly getting you fired from your job.