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?!