not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Monday, January 2, 2012

the shift



under the earth and up through the forest is where the transformation takes place.
how?  one dares.  when?  when one can not bear it otherwise.

and so the world changes,


 but the shift happens first inside.

8 comments:

  1. these are true words, and let me say that I see you in this shot, and you are so misterious and beautifull that I love your art to say things with kamera and with your introspective shot, as you see the eyes are not always indispensable for show a face expression and introspective mood

    congratulation

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  2. aimee, you make me laugh. but i was rather surprised by my face. my face and my body seem to be remade in this new me, as though something else, something of nature or something organic, with a heartbeat that happens just outside of me, has taken over.

    laura, i think not seeing the eyes speaks the same thing, it is something more powerful and beyond us that makes us. i feel i am becoming something new. i am both smaller than ever and larger than ever (?howdidthathappen?) in this same moment. it is uncanny. and how it happened is just as i wrote, i dared to be me, whatever that does and does not mean. and now i get to see the forest! do you understand? i get to see it!

    xo
    erin

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  3. it's the dare so many won't take.

    astro-wise, i have a transformative moon nature, so that last shot speaks volumes to me.

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  4. monica, you say moon and i can't help but think ocean. even when i was working with the images i was thinking ocean. but quite literally this is a shot of the forest i took yesterday, the first day of 2012, while standing in the rain.

    i suppose there was a time when i wouldn't have dared either, the whole of the first part of my life. and now that language makes no sense to me.

    i kiss the feet of forty (plus) and what freedoms have come to me, not by way of a number, but by way of a series of circumstances comprising this life. i see such freedom in you, too.

    xo
    erin

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  5. Absolutely amazing!
    Fantastic portret, Erin.
    I love it.
    XXX

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  6. Beautiful portrait
    I guess the portrait of Lady Lake Lancelot longed to find and that was his only objective in life.
    The translation of "encandilar" might be dazzle or any of its synonyms as impress, seduce, fascinate.
    You must forgive me but my English is not very good, I have to use the Google translator. I hope you grasp the essence.

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  7. thank you, nadja. i am becoming less afraid of the camera but i have to admit, only when i am holding it.)

    damaso, it is even better than the literal translations allow, the deception all based around light. what a perfect word to use then in conjunction with photography. almost all photographs then could be said to be a dive into deception or encandilar.

    encandilar [en-can-de-lar']. article & verb transitive 1. To dazzle with the light of a
    candle or lamp. 2. To dazzle or deceive with false appearances. i found your simple photograph, married with the title, to break open into a wealth of possibility. it was very exciting for me.

    xo
    erin

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