A Photographer Took Pictures Of Two Mimes In 1974. 35 Years Later, He Was Surprised When He Realized Who They Were.

NYC 1974. Daniel Sorine was a budding photographer capturing the city and its very many colours. Sorine was, as many of us are at the beginning of our careers, financially unestablished and couldn’t afford a studio or adventures around the world, so he decided to make the best of what he had. Central Park on weekdays, especially, was where a vast array of the city’s artists congregated. According to Sorine, that’s what made the park “a photographer’s paradise thanks to an unlimited amount of live performers showcasing their various talents.” For a photographer at the precipice, Central Park was perfect.

#2 Strolling In The Park

#2 Strolling in the Park
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One fine weekend, in the practice of his own art, Sorine came across two mimes practicing theirs. Sorine found himself immediately gripped by their “unusual amount of intensity, personality, and physical fluidity” and his photography impulses took over. He captured about half a dozen pictures of the visually splendid art that is today an artifact.

#2 Strolling in the Park
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35 years later, Sorine took the pictures and their negatives out of one of his suitcases, and what he thought were just pictures of two mimes in Central Park turned out to be something much much more and unexpected.

You would never have guessed and neither did he. Read on to find out.

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