• Boluwatifé | The 'Oracle' Of Washington Square's Fountain

    26 days ago - By The Travel Photographer

    The word oracle comes from the Latin verb ōrāre, "to speak" and refers to the priest or priestess uttering divine and prophetic predictions. Oracles were thought to be portals through which the gods spoke directly to people.
    Encountering Boluwatifé being photographed in Washington Square Park was fortuitous as I was able to make a few frames of her. She was very agreeable to spend a few moments posing for my camera.
    Her poses and stances at the fountain conjured to my mind an oracle addressing a congregation with divinations and predictions. I used filters during post processing to darken...
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