January 6, 2016

The Golden Ratio: When Life Imitates Art

The photo of New Year’s debauchery that’s being compared to Renaissance art: There was “The School of Athens,” “The Wedding at Cana,” and now, “The Creation of Manchester.”

The photo was taken by Joel Goodman, a Manchester-based freelance photographer with an ongoing documentary interest in what he calls the “night time economy.” He was out with his camera New Year’s Eve when he chanced upon the scene on Well Street. “This moment came together, random happenstance—the man on the ground, the girl trying to help him,” said Goodman. “It fell together as a frame at that moment.”



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Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 6, 2016 9:02 AM
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Trash heap.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 6, 2016 1:14 PM

And Apropos of absolutely noting, the main lock-up in Manchester is called Strangeways.


And is celebrated n verse and song.


Manchester is rather well supplied with breweries.


Posted by: Bill Jones at January 6, 2016 4:06 PM

He fell to the pavement and his pint is intact. Well co-ordinated.

Posted by: rab at January 6, 2016 4:44 PM

I love it. God help me, but I do love it so.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at January 6, 2016 5:45 PM

Now that cracked me up, Casey.

Posted by: Van der Leun at January 6, 2016 5:59 PM

When I lived in the UK 35 years ago, this sort of behavior (behaviour) just didn't happen. There was a strong social sanction against it. One could claim that Europeans drank alcohol to enhance their experience while Americans drank to get drunk.

Things changed. Perhaps we can blame it on Diana.

Posted by: Gordon at January 7, 2016 3:55 AM

I'm with Casey. This image will be used in art and Sociology classes for years to come. I'm waiting for the BBC interview with beer protector and how he perfected his technique. Books will be written...

Posted by: Capt Craig at January 8, 2016 7:42 AM