Barack Obioma

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The Go-Go Dancer

As She empties the contents of her handbag, she cant help but notice how thin the stack of dollar bills are. Its the middle of the month, the slowest time at the strip club but tonight was unusually slow. Maybe it is because of all the attention the club has been getting from the news media lately. She tries not to think about it but she cant banish the events of the past two weeks to the back of her mind. Two girls have been attacked while leaving the club in as many weeks. The police have no suspects, the media has a titillating story and the mayor has an issue to preach about in an election year. A careful count of the bills reveals $130, although she knows it wont make a difference she counts them again and gets the same amount. She tosses the bills on the dresser and grabs a bottle of zoloft, pops the cap off and throws back five pills. She chases the pills with a mouth full of cheap wine, slams the cup on the dresser as eyes lock on the .38 special next to the dollar bills. The last thing she remembers thinking before she passes out is "Thank God I haven't had to use it yet."

The Go-Go Dancer

As She empties the contents of her handbag, she cant help but notice how thin the stack of dollar bills are. Its the middle of the month, the slowest time at the strip club but tonight was unusually slow. Maybe it is because of all the attention the club has been getting from the news media lately. She tries not to think about it but she cant banish the events of the past two weeks to the back of her mind. Two girls have been attacked while leaving the club in as many weeks. The police have no suspects, the media has a titillating story and the mayor has an issue to preach about in an election year. A careful count of the bills reveals $130, although she knows it wont make a difference she counts them again and gets the same amount. She tosses the bills on the dresser and grabs a bottle of zoloft, pops the cap off and throws back five pills. She chases the pills with a mouth full of cheap wine, slams the cup on the dresser as eyes lock on the .38 special next to the dollar bills. The last thing she remembers thinking before she passes out is "Thank God I haven't had to use it yet."

comments (11)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 15 Jan 2008, 00:50
All sorts of things noir. The story, the shot, the processing. I like it!
One of my favorites of yours.
  • Nigel Clack
  • a big puddle in Gloucester
  • 15 Jan 2008, 07:35
Interesting, which came first the image or story?
Barack Obioma: The image then the story
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 15 Jan 2008, 09:53
A movie in the making...
  • Rafael
  • Suriname
  • 15 Jan 2008, 16:12
Very interesting smile
Interesting story with an image that it evokes to comics of years 50. Fantastic! Fine work!
  • Richa
  • United States
  • 16 Jan 2008, 04:14
whoa..with that image, the imagination is already running wild and your story makes it wilder. Great shot. Love the tonal variation here and subtle lighting..
  • kermit
  • United States
  • 18 Jan 2008, 08:53
I like the gritty feel to the picture. How do you do that, it is not just that it is black & white, there somethign else. Anyway, really nice staging, really nice story. Great imagination! if you are not, maybe you should be a writer
Barack Obioma: Thanks Kemit. Heres what I did to get the gritty feel - desaturated the image, used levels to darken it and then added a little noise.
  • DrAW!
  • nigeria
  • 20 Jan 2008, 13:39
excellent photobloging!
Barack Obioma: Thank you
  • Marianne
  • Washington, DC
  • 24 Apr 2008, 17:10
Obi, You've got talent. I'm impressed and you know it takes a lot to impress me. *wink*
I like the deep imagination expressed in both the picture and story. Don't stop. Keep doing this.
I like this, maybe you should do more conceptual art....

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