Kramer O’Neill: Till Human Voices Wake Us
Till Human Voices Wake Us takes its title from a line in T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a poem about drowning in memories. It is a meditation on the joy of being in the water, and how that joy contrasts with the overwhelming power of the ocean. We give ourselves up to these forces that will someday destroy us, feeling that they are our playthings. The fun is the thrill of a unique sensation: that of surrendering to a power beyond our own, of acknowledging our mortality while cheating death for a fleeting moment.
Kramer O’Neill is a photographer, animator and designer, recently relocated from Brooklyn to Paris. His short films and sound pieces have been shown in festivals internationally, and his photos have appeared in galleries in New York, London, Paris, Louisville, Turin, Cardiff and Los Angeles. He is a founding member of the strange.rs photo collective and was the 2010 Photo Urbanism Fellow at Design Trust for Public Space in New York; excerpts from that project, Same Time Every Day, were displayed in the Atlantic Avenue Subway Station in Brooklyn in 2011. His two self-published photo books are Pictures of People and Things 1 and Till Human Voices Wake Us; they are available for sale on his website and in various bookstores.
Till Human Voices Wake Us
Photographs by Kramer O’Neill
26x22cm, 80 pages