Archie by Crowmanic

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Aboriginal songwriter, musician & singer, Archie Roach.

The original photo was of Archie on stage with a somewhat boring marquee as backdrop, so I decided to put the emphasis on Archie, and ‘spruce’ it up a bit, blending it with one of my cloud/sky photographs, and re-working the colour and lighting.

~ I have the honour and the pleasure of knowing Archie, and have had several enjoyable opportunities to share time, conversation and a few laughs with him over the years. His life and testimony is more than just interesting, and much of him as a person — his depth and sincerity, his views and experiences — are expressed through his music/lyrics. I am proud to know him as a gentle-man and a friend.

As performers, Archie and Ruby (deceased) have travelled the world stage — attending the smallest to the largest of festivals and functions.

Archie is inclined to not want to travel “too far” these days, and prefers spending as much time as possible with his children and ‘large’ family, residing in a small & quiet rural/coastal town in Victoria (Australia).

In my view, Archie is a unique Australian, and a walking testimony to the integrity and resilience of the Aboriginal spirit, and the genuine spirit of Australia — as ‘true blue’ as you’re ever going to find.

~ Archie singing From Paradise here



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  • pepper08
    pepper08about 5 years ago

    this is truly a wonderful piece

  • Thanks sweet lady… appreciate your genuineness re your comment. TC4N

    – Crowmanic

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerabout 5 years ago

    beautiful capture….full of emotion

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBabout 5 years ago

    He has such character to his face and wisdom in his eyes… Love the crimson sky, a wonderful capture crowmanic. :)

  • Thanks JennyB… always appreciate your interest/feedback.

    – Crowmanic

  • Barssel
    Barsselover 4 years ago

    Powerful and dramatic………………..compelling image of a man I admire.

  • Thank you.

    – Crowmanic

  • Simon Penrose
    Simon Penroseover 4 years ago

    a legend. beautifully done. thank you

  • Pleased you endorse, thanks Simon.

    – Crowmanic

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great work,

  • Thanks Scott …

    – Crowmanic

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 4 years ago

    Fabulous image and a wonderful tribute :-)

  • Thanks Hon’ … pleased to have your comment …

    – Crowmanic

  • kerrie black
    kerrie blackover 4 years ago

    love this pic of archie he is such a great singer as was his bueatiful wife Ruby may she rest in peace in the dreamtime with all who have gone before her

  • natayo
    natayoover 4 years ago

  • I’m certain AR would be chuffed, because I am. Thanks for the Feature.

    – Crowmanic

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