About the Book
Before I go any further I would like to mention Emmett Tillet, a famous murder case in 1955 that sparked a civil rights movement, his mother in her grief and outrage, called the Chicago Defender newspaper telling reporters she wanted the world to see the barbaric act committed against her son by a group of assuming white men. Acts were committed by people with warped beliefs and assumptions. She had an open casket at his funeral so the perpetrators and the public could visualize the terrible way her son had been treated hoping for change.
These types of sad acts still unbelievably enough happen today, only they have gone less visual in the way they're achieved and have evolved alongside current technology. If its not seen, its not happened and nobody can do anything about it. The worst form of treachery. Nothing changes only the motivational incentive, there’s always some notion people will target.
Omens of Murder is a personal memorialism, a private poetry photo-book about true events in the subjects life resulting from the same notions and lack of sight as Emmet Tillets perpetrators. How one man tried to do his best for his family by following his dreams and desires, and how they crumbled at the hands of others through illegal interference. Just when the subject was doing well for himself someone decided to ruin it through presumptions and media mis-interpretation, a simple lack of sight. This book shows vengeance formed over societal abuse. How bitter people can become then blinded, due to seeking revenge for a cultures sickness which sadly always hides in its own shadows. Ultimately the perpetrators have become what they set out to destroy, through their own assumptions. It is easier to believe someone has done wrong and ignore the truth when deep down lack of sight consumes you due to anger over your own past. An eye for an eye but that eye is blind. This is the third book in a series with The gift and Last Stop.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Arts & Photography Books
- Additional Categories Poetry, Biographies & Memoirs
Project Option: Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
# of Pages: 58
- Hardcover, Dust Jacket: 9781714512591
- Softcover: 9781714512584
- Hardcover, ImageWrap: 9781714512607
- Publish Date: Mar 04, 2020
- Language English
- Keywords synchronicity, murder, The great awakening
Art is a wound turned into light your creation destroyed by an innocent target you’ve become what you set out to destroy keep lying to yourself. Stephen Shaw (born 1976, year of punk) was raised on Grangepark, Blackpool in the North West of England. He is an MA photographer at Central Lancaster University, and has a BA first class honours in photography. Shaw is frequently published and specialises in symbolism, Social Documentary and Portraiture, working within street / documentary, his fine art prints are sought after by collectors. Shaw's images are motivated by pain and memorialism. He has great empathy with a desire to research failed human constructs having lived a darker side of life that he frequently questions and talks about with truth and a deep understanding of the people that inhabit its fabric, hoping to help them. This is his driving force to evolve knowledge through the photographic medium, bringing subjects he cares about to the attention of a wider audience . 'Shaw'