Not long ago someone I know accused me of being morbid, no doubt an instinctive reaction to the low-key nature of my work. I respectfully disagree with that view. Instead let me present a dream.
I’ve had light sensitive eyes all my life. I’ll squint when other people’s eyes are wide open. And since I squinted so much in my younger days, I made good use of it and imagined a “World in Twilight” where a dim reflection of our universe was the norm.
Over the years that act of imagination colored my professional leanings. Fascination with the shade and long thought sessions held in solitude: these led to a desire to create images that would make other people stop and think for a while too.
Take the image above, where a little double-exposure action gives even cold stone a soul of sorts. Aristotle may have said “Nothing is what rocks dream about.” But with a few image manipulations, stone can be seen to dream in truth and the viewer dreams right along with it.
I love making these kinds of images. And if I’m doing what I love, what I believe I was made to do, isn’t that at least part of what life is all about?
Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/400
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