“Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.”
— Robert Brault
They are removing the paint from the recreational station at the nearby park. They coated the equipment with a paint stripping fluid and left it to peel away. I happened to arrive after the peel had completed, which I found had some abstract appeal of its own. The early evening light was doing its part to contribute to the image, when I suddenly heard the peal of a nearby church bell. Noting that Carl Jung himself would have been impressed by all this synchronicity, I took my cue and brought the camera to my eye. Enjoy.
“Texture and A Peel”, Nikon D800, ISO 640 f/5.3 at 1/320sec., 92mm
“Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”
— Carl Gustav Jung
“Towering Shadows” [Click the image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D800, ISO 3200, f/5.6 at 1/80 sec., 50 mm
I’m looking for a couple in their 20’s or 30’s who would like to model for an outdoor portrait shoot in exchange for digital copies of their images. If you are in the Kissimmee/Orlando area and are interested, please contact me via the form below. You must be willing to sign a standard model release. Serious inquiries only, please.
The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
– Carl Jung, Aion (Collected Works Vol. 9), 1951
Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/320 sec at f/11, 60 mm
This photo is available here as a ready-to-frame print.