This site features a photo gallery of Baba Desi
The Photography of John Weeks
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Baba Desi is a true local colourful character, filled with passion about life. He is Belgrave's very own 'Wizard'. At 88 years of age, he is a strong believer of people power, in short, he is an Activist, 'born to fight for Justice' as quoted in the mainstream press. If there is a social justice cause to fight for, or to lend a supporting presence, he is generally there in the front line, with his distinctive colourful clothing and ornate walking stick. I always enjoy having conversations with Desi. On average, I meet up with him at least once a week around the shops of Belgrave; and during our long conversations we usually solve the problems of the world, as activists sometimes do.... John Weeks.
UPDATED : 25 MAY 2017
'Born to fight for Justice!'
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"Mmmmmm" ... Leone E., Australia
"Bravo!" ... Jason M., Australia
"Desi might be the "Wizard" but you are the " Magician" John" ... Jan M., Australia
"Very good pictures, John, and a great guy this Baba Desi" ... Peter H., India
"Great photos John. I just realised how rare it is to see Desi sitting down. May he live and fight for justice for many more years!" ... Lainie L., Australia
"A wonderful, evocative collection John. I hope Desi gets to see them." ... Margaret T., Australia
"Great collection John. You also showed how many colourful garments he wears." ... Carol D.J., Australia
"Wish I could get him into the Hawks colours for the finals" ... L.L., Australia
"Awesome photos..... Wishing Baba many more healthy and happy years to rage against the machine..... ♥ ♡ ♥ ♡" ... M.A., Australia
"What a fabulous collection there John Weeks Thank you for recording so much of the campaign and all the others things you capture too :)" ... Jan L., Australia
"Advice for young players... Ive known Baba Desi for maybe 20 years... Some stuff you dont need to figure out to enjoy. ;)" ... Eric P., Australia
"What a fantastic collection of photos. And his attire is always so wonderfully colourful! :-) I met him first in 1992. He's hardly changed in 22 years! :-) must be in his eighties by now? But he looks so youthful!" ... Brooke R., Australia
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