I met this bead-and-whistle-sporting Morris Man briefly a few months ago at the Saddleworth Rushcart. Let’s hope there will always be room for self-expression in this world of ours.
It’s becoming an tradition for us to drive just over the border to enjoy the annual Saddleworth Morris Ring. For more flavour, take a look at last year’s post which includes some useful links.
I only took one picture of this morris dancer: a very nice guy. I’ll always appreciate his kindness in spending a little time explaining some of the finer aspects of the event to an interested stranger between the dances.
He was happy for me to capture a shot of his strikingly individual regalia with whistle and dolly mixture beads: a must-take picture, for me at least.
If you love photography challenges and don’t already follow Cee and her partner Chris, please take a look at their site. It’s a real treat. Cee hosts an array of popular photo challenges including the Odd Ball Challenge which has prompted me to share this picture. She helpfully defines Odd Ball as:
– a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming
– whimsically free-spirited, eccentric, atypical
Though neither bizarre nor eccentric, I will say this gentleman is whimsically free-spirited, so I’m confident my shot meets the brief.
I’m raising a glass (actually it’s a cup of coffee) to Cee for hosting!