Frankie Robertson, Sage of the Clyde
Dates2019 - Ongoing
- Topics Portrait, Fine Art, Documentary
- Location Glasgow
Glasgow resident Frankie Robertson is a man of remarkable individuality. This is a suite of images chronicling my growing friendship with him and the conversations we have had.
Frankie and I first met in the Barras, Glasgow. Since Frankie told me that as soon as he has some money he'll be gone, we decided that it would be a good idea to make some photographs together before he leaves.
An artist, a poet, but above all a mystic and a Cynic philosopher, when we first met, Frankie corrected me when I described him as a shaman, letting it be known that he preferred to be known as a sage.
One of the photographs here was taken after Frankie attested that everything is `now', including the future and the past; after bearing witness to the fact that sainthood preceded buddhahood. All I know is that, like the Mona Lisa, Frankie cannot be bought nor sold.