Going through my back catalog…an image from 2008 for a photography class…
This image is inspired by one of the early works by Piet Mondrian that I saw in a museum in Den Haag many years ago. It featured trees bent by the wind and immediately gave me a sense of the eternal battle with solitude.
I created the shot by building a stand from a paperclip and hot gluing it to the bent for. The paperclip was fed through a hole in the continuous paper and I lit it with a single 60 watt lightbulb to cast the specific shadow.
There are times when we hope that we are truly alone, but not quite sure. Times of incertitude, out of our familiar surroundings, a bit lost and not quite sure where we will be safe again. Our senses tell us that there is someone out there, or is it something? Ahead, in the distance, there appears to be sunlight and green, safety! Shall we risk moving toward it?
This image was captured at the farm of the Westborough State Hospital, here in Massachusetts. This dilapidated area was filled with textures and feelings of what transpired in a past filled with people and animals…
Inspired by the WordPress Daily Post Photo Challenge of Solitude.
Winter is one of my favorite seasons, as it has this great ability to reduce the color palette of the world around us. Additionally, winter tends to quiet the environment, in which we find ourselves, particularly during or shortly after a fresh snow.
Thus, Winter is a great enabler for getting landscapes that are stark with a sense of being alone, no world intruding upon our moment in the space-time continuum. Such a moment I captured this week in this image. A Sun that is highly filtered by the gray sky, a grouping of trees and an expanse of snow covered field with a single set of tracks.