If you’re old enough you’ll recognize that phrase as the title of an Abba song from the seventies. I thought it an appropriate title for this photo. As I mentioned yesterday, because I didn’t understand the play unfolding before me on the streets of Georgetown, Penang, I turned my lens on the audience. Clearly this didn’t amuse everyone. The guy in the middle looks particularly annoyed with me while the two men flanking him are also looking directly at me. Not that I noticed it at the time but now I’m fascinated by the man just to the right of center, his rib cage and neck tendons clearly visible through his skin. He’s obviously not lived a life of luxury. I think it also curious that it’s just the men looking at me. The women remain focused on the actors on the stage.
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Richard Davis – Photographer
Richard Davis is an International Photographer based in Katy, Texas. Katy, a former rice farming community and oilfield, is now more commonly viewed as a suburb 25 miles west of Houston.
Originally from Swindon in England, from an early age Richard wanted to travel. With a degree in Geophysics, he entered the oil exploration industry which, over the next 11 years, took him to live and work in Libya, South Africa, Brunei, Libya (again), Tunisia, Dubai, and Oman.
A change of track then brought him to the United States to lead a hazardous waste remediation project and that led into an IT Management career. While in Houston he met and married his wife, Karen. Richard's IT Management career took them to Paris, France, where they lived for two years before returning to Houston in early 2000.
In addition to his library of slide and print images from around the world, Richard went fully digital in 2006 when Canon introduced the EOS 5D and has continued to extend his digital image library. He uses a range of cameras but his current favorite remains the Canon EOS 5D Mk II.
Richard takes on a broad range of subjects and his images have appeared in corporate publications, local magazines and various web sites.
Richard lives with his wife Karen, of Karen Davis Design, and their two children (and 3 fish).