Abstract, Digital Image, photography, Poetry

Life is an Abstraction

Stack of music CDs back lighted in direct afternoon sunlight through a window.

 

Life is an abstraction
Lived between the values of black and white
            Softly … vividly … extremely
            In gradations of gray

But memories are collected
            In the nuance of color
            Between the depths of suicidal depression
To the euphoria of loves’ tectonic orgasms

The whys of divorce at the age of 74
            Are lost in the darkness of expectation
            Lost in radiant shades of love’s experience
There are no answers

When it’s over

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Art, Digital Image, people, Portrait

My Neighbor, Darrin

Head and shoulders portrait of an average American man.He’s the son of a Baptist minister, and a nurse mother. He’s a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Germany during the Cold War. He’s the father of a beautiful daughter, and he’s a soon-to-be grandfather. He’s a genuinely nice man and my friend.

Throughout most of my career, I took pictures of products, processes and places, but I began this job shooting weddings and portraits. Every now and again I feel the compulsion to create photographs of people. Darrin was an available and agreeable subject. I hope my portrait of him does justice.

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Art, Digital Image, forest, isolation, Landscape, Nature, Outdoors, photography

The Chair, a broken fence and an ancient Oak

Photograph of a director's chair in front of a fence and an old oak tree.
…the fence blocks socialization, the tree doesn’t participate in any kind of conversation; I can only guess at its stories, its past, who visited before, the pain it must have felt when the fence was nailed to its side.

Isolation – it’s a bitch. In my next life, please, don’t let me be a tree.

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