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Joplin, MO – Zachary’s Photos

Simon and I were contacted by Tide and Duracell to do some photography highlighting the work their mobile disaster relief vehicles were doing in the wake of the tornado that hit Joplin. Part of our job involved going out into the city and capturing what we saw.

There really isn’t much to type in this space, it was total devestation. I am sure people who are smarter or more eloquent than me could put the things I saw into words. I really can’t so below is just a few of the pictures that I thought told a better story of the situation down there.

Won’t ever forget the day we went down there. Thanks to our friend and fellow artist Lauren for her help that day. Simon has his own set of unique fantastic photos he will be sharing soon.

Update: One of our commenters Hal threw out a link to the song listed on the record in shot #14. Link here.

Some of the lyrics jumped out at me.

“And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town.
But bad misfortune came o’er me, and caused me to stray from the land
Far away from my friends and relations. They follow the black velvet band.”



3 comments
  • HalJune 1, 2011 - 6:24 pm

    Hi there- I couldn’t help but look up the track ‘Black Velvet Band’ by The Irish Rovers on YouTube. Thought I would share it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxNY4S4wrbI Thanks for capturing these photos. Prayers for Joplin

  • ZachJune 2, 2011 - 2:40 am

    Hal,

    It never occurred to me to look up the song and listen to it. This is one of two different shots I got of records found in the streets. It is a pretty interesting connection. A small bit of the lyrics…

    “And many an hour of sweet happiness I spent in that neat little town.
    But bad misfortune came o’er me, and caused me to stray from the land
    Far away from my friends and relations. They follow the black velvet band.”

    Crazy stuff. Thanks for the comment and the idea.

  • J. Paul TurnerJuly 9, 2011 - 10:06 am

    Zach: Incredible Joplin pics. Bookmarked you on my iMac. Lost track of you until FB. Nice to see that you’re upwardly mobile via a studio. Your distant uncle. J. Paul

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