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Prince Scarlet / 2007 / SML | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Prince Scarlet / 2007 / SML



Prince was attacked by an unleashed dog during his Sunday walk (2007.04.29). He was bleeding so much (which covered half of my jacket) during the incident that when I was trying to hail for a cab to get to the emergency hospital, the cab drivers thought that the blood was mine and I could only get a single one to stop after 30 of them went by. He was severely injured and had been staying in the hospital for four days.


I took a series of photography last Saturday (2007.05.05) as necessary court evidence, but could not get myself to process the photographs as it was simply too much to bear.


I realized today that if I treat the subject matter as simply a composition of lines, forms and color, similar to Project Deadyard, I would be able to face these photographs while remaining calm. This tactic seemed to be paying off. I will be making more of these photographs as his scar heals.


Because of this experience, I also became much more appreciative of Witkin's work more than ever before.


Copyright 2007 See-ming Lee (SML Pro Blog). All rights reserved.

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Taken on May 5, 2007