Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Mélaina Cholé

Jul 13, 2021 - Cristiano Volk

“You look different every time you come
From the foam-crested brine
It’s your skin shining softly in the moonlight
Partly fish, partly porpoise, partly baby sperm whale
Am I yours? Are you mine to play with?
Joking apart, when you’re drunk you’re terrific when you’re drunk
I like you mostly late at night you’re quite alright
 
But I can’t understand the different you in the morning
When it’s time to play at being human for a while, please smile
You’ll be different in the Spring, I know
You’re a seasonal beast like the starfish that drift in with the tide, with the tide
So until your blood runs to meet the next full moon
You’re madness fits in nicely with my own, with my own
Your lunacy fits neatly with my own, my very own
 
We’re not alone”. (Robert Wyatt – Sea Song)
 
From my photobook “Mélaina Cholé” published by Yoffy Press in February 2020.