It wouldn’t have worked out any way
So now it’s just another lonely day
Further along we just may
But for now it’s just another lonely day
Ben Harper - Another lonely day
Something about the swing just said loneliness to me.
Ive taken more than one photograph of abandoned playgrounds, they seem so lonely and empty when there are no children around, full of potential yet...
And the image is also more than that to me - I didnt realise it but im shooting a lot of these subjects lately, someone pointed it out today and theyre right - perhaps its inner turmoil - my wife and I have spent over 3 years waiting, hoping and praying to be able to adopt a child now - thats 3 years waiting to make the list not waiting for a child - if we get to the list its lilkely going to be another 3 years.
This image says a lot about hopes and dreams and wishes to me as well, i guess im shooting these because of the inner turmoil perhaps. There really is no way to explain this stuff to people with normal lives, its not something most people thankfully have the reference points to understand.