Have you ever been so moved by something that you read, that it made you want to get up and act on it? Well photographer D. W. Gastelum, also known as El Imagenero, has taken a number of photographs inspired by “Come Sweet Death,” a poem written by B. Davie Napier in 1967.
The poem by Napier talks about the story in the biblical book of Genesis, more specifically Adam and Eve.
Napier has Adam complaining about the garden, about the lack of opportunity for growth in understanding and adventure, until he finds Eve. Then, he decides that the garden is “tolerably fair” after all, because “Eve is a fecund goddess.”
Most of the images show the human body as just a small yet important element of the scenery. The rest are focused on a body part if not a whole body.
The public is invited to view this photographic exhibition at the historic Art Theater of Long Beach. The exhibition runs from Saturday, Nov. 6 through Friday, December 9.