Hello Darkness My Old Friend

Greeting Cards


Loughborough, United Kingdom

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  • Custom printed for pretty much every special thing there is
  • Digitally printed cards on heavyweight stock
  • Uncoated blank interior provides a superior writing surface
  • Each card comes with a kraft envelope for mailing or gifting

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Hello. 22nd November and number 326 in the ongoing 365 image mega series.

Self portrait taken tonight at home, converted to black and white with levels and contrast adjustment, placed onto a texture layer, blended with hard light and partially erased. Some dodging. PS7 used. Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.

Based loosely on this amazing image by Rosemary Scott.
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The Sound Of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
’Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence

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