I was wandering about late night shifts and what people in security usually do while everyone is finished with their work day. And so I’ve created this imaginary person named Darinko.
Darinko is a guy who loves erotica, love wearing high heel shoes, he worships woman fashion and hates working boots.
He has been this way since 1979. when he lost his beloved wife. She was a tall woman, she had loooooong feet.. So, while mourning the loss of his wife, Darinko decided to wear her close and shoes to “hug” her in a way. And that move made him love the feeling of tight high heel shoes on his feet.
The freedom to be true who he really is, Darinko decided to work late night shifts in institution as a guard. It’s very boring, this institution, no one has interest in it- so no robbers or intruders are expected. So Darinko has enough time to enjoy to be true to him self.. To be exact 8h a day every day. But still hiding, no full joy there.
//*Darinko is Cinderella in a way, his close friends are close to mice = RATS.//
World loves heroes, right? No. World is a hypocrite. Fakers are acting as heroes, weird is bullied or judged.. When you. let go of that hypocritical set-up life gets brighter, more bearable.
Hope you don’t need to be true to yourself behind closed doors, somewhere in a dark. And I hope you know that we are all weird and somewhat fucked up in mind and need to embrace it. Embrace your weird shit and make world gasp! 🙂
The lock down of all bars and restaurants, concerts and shows wasn’t a big deal in a beginning, but after a year not having a place to be to dance, drink or just celebrate life… it starts to eat inside my mind. As I was thinking about an urge to get my ears filled with good music, drink my favourite rum and dance like never before, the idea struck me right there and then.. I should make a series of characters you can see in bars.
Characters in bars are weird and you can always get a glimpse of their life or just what is going on at the moment. Sometimes you drop ears and listen to their talk.. or they share their story with you. I’m missing peoples weirdness 🙂
So this are the characters I once had served as a bartender, or I was sitting next to them, or just was observing them from across the bar… Homage to weirdness at the bar:
This is Mimi. Mimi is sitting at a bar drinking shooter, cigarette smoke getting in her hair.. spilling her soul to the bartender, loud music that soothe her heart blues….Bar is her chapel, no virtual thing can replace it. Nostalgic moment..
Gonzo and Mikey Gonzo and Mickey are sitting at the bar. Booze and cigarettes are only food tonight. Gonzo is in existential crisis, women that he wants to live till the day he die left him. Mikey is having proof of existential theory governed by the norm of authenticity necessary to grasp human existence. Self making in existence on holly ground called bar.
The Captain Captain is standing at the bar, he gets his favourite beer cold as ice. He’s ready to tell a story of a mermaid that once stole his heart. Here, in a peaceful harbour, in a bar.
Blind date. He’s charming as a colonoscopy, she’s a gold digger.. After few manhattans and whiskeys, the bar will make a history to their future.
What do you miss the most in this time of COVID-19? Do you miss weirdness of unknown peoples?
Till next weird people series, keep safe and drop a comment or a like! 🙂 jump to gallery