Mark Cohen/ True Color

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Mark Cohen

Girl and man at road, 1975

Skinny legs, side by side.
What a tender image, touching me, reminding me of something I might have known,
letting my mind wander to realms beyond this picture.

Separated from the knowledge of it´s ugly origins, I really like Mark Cohen´s photographs.
After having seen his way of working, I could do without his photographs. Could I really?
Strictly speaking for me, I think their are boundaries in dealing with your fellow men.

Ugly encounters. Encounters of the fleeting, abstract kind.
Maybe the only person Mark Cohen is causing any harm to, is himself.
He might be a looser, and I am not talking here about his lack of success.