Today I was philosophizing with a friend about éphémère, mortality, beauty and love, and how they are all interconnected.. about moments being precious because they are fleeting. Look at most of the great stories of love & beauty.. Romeo/Juliet, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Anna Karenina, Orpheus and Eurydice to name a few; all share mortality as a defining element of the story.. and that is the point we were arguing.. that mortality and vulnerability amplify the beauty of everything because what is more fragile is also perceived to be more precious..
I showed him a set I really love on Flickr which I thought of at that time, www.flickr.com/photos/skorj/sets/472500/, and he showed me these, home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~dmcmill/Photographs.html. Powerful images which I really appreciate. But when I got home I was kinda depressed by all that imagery and I started looking through my collection for something giving the same message, but in a more subtle way... and this is what I came up with.
Nikon D40 | Nikon 18-55@18mm | f/4 | 1/1000s | ISO360 | Handheld