Monday, July 30, 2012
Every two weeks, a bunch of photographers who have found each other through the social network Google+ share self-portraits, sometimes around a theme. It's called the Selfy Sunday Project, and the purpose is to push ourselves photographically and as people. The theme for July 29 was music; we were to interpret ourselves in relationship to music. Here's what I wrote about my contribution:
The location is a quarry about an hour and a half from my home. I have been photographing this place for over two years and it is challenging. It has a stark beauty very hard to do justice to. This is the first time I was able to arrange being there as the sun was going down, and early evening light really transformed the place. You'll find an album called "quarry" on my profile page.
Sonata Pathétique is by Beethoven and I'm learning it on the keyboard/piano right now. To me it belongs here because this place is touched by both sadness and nobility--the sadness of a ravaged landscape and the nobility of nature that persists and regenerates beauty out of whatever is left.