Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life - Picasso

This is a portrait of my husband D taken by my brother-in-law L. L is a professional photographer.

The photo was taken while we were all on the Taeri Gorge Railway ride in Dunedin, New Zealand. It was taken in a pitch-black tunnel. It was also taken a few days after D and I got married (ha, those of you into symbolism...)

I love this photo for several reasons:

1. It captures a quiet moment and turns it into art.

2. It defies meaning - is the subject contemplating the darkenss of the human soul? Or merely scrutinising the external for some glimpse of light? Or dear god... is he spacing out?

3. D just looks kinda hunky in it - BAH to those out there who manage to look half decent in spontaneous shots. Notice how you don't see shots of me on this site?!


maree said...

Dearest Dora
Great site. I especially liked the look of that cool dude checking out stuff through the train window! He was probably just checking if his contacts worked ok in the dark!

pilgrimparent said...

I'm quite partial to that picture too! :-) Welcome to the blogging universe!