Dance in Time (1)

Much have been written about the nature of time. Many scientific theories attempt to explain it’s condition, it’s very structure. Through the ages poets and philosophers alike have contemplated it’s often contradictory meanings, how we perceive it happening, how we experience it in our daily lives. They talk of time lost, of waiting for it to happen, and sometimes, of yearning for more. Time, our ethereal ruler.

Sometimes we perceive time as some incandescent mad blur, at other times it slows down, almost to the extent of not being perceivable at all, swimming languidly in eternity. Time and memory, one and the same. For what else is memory, but a series of moments captured in the fluid amber of this existence, this inescapable ‘now’.

Through this ongoing project I’m attempting to explore different facets of time and memory, how it exist in tune with our surroundings, how it reverberates within ourselves, how we move through it’s illusory nature. I’m attempting to ‘see’ this very process at work while capturing these fractured, seemingly insignificant snatches of moments. My hope is for these snatches to become an indefinable whole, for them to interact and merge, becoming a tapestry of one person’s perception of what we call ‘time’.


13 responses

  1. Great shots. Very profound images.

    November 13, 2011 at 3:42 am

    • Thanks Emily, much appreciated.

      November 13, 2011 at 8:10 am

    • Thanks Emily, I’m trying hard with this one…

      November 14, 2011 at 7:54 pm

  2. A very ambitious project, I have to say. And a difficult one, I believe. But you have here a good start. Looking forward to seeing the continuation.

    November 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    • Yes, I’m actually thinking that I bit of more than I could chew, LOL. No, not really, it’s just going to be a very long project, and one where I’m going to be learning constantly, which is great of course!

      November 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm

  3. Each image has its own layer of time’s concrete and surreal effect on our inner and outer lives. I am right there next to you on this post–time matters and it doesn’t. It’s power grows as we do; our ability to comprehend it changes and waivers as it does. Cannot wait for more of your pairings, Sally

    November 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    • Yep, seems like you know exactly what I’m on about here! Thanks for the insightful comments Sally, we’ll see where I go with all ‘this’…

      November 14, 2011 at 7:59 pm

  4. Love the last one especially…there’s a story there…I feel like adding them as characters in a story.

    November 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    • Yes, one does get that feeling, don’t you? An old couple, together for who knows how many years…There must be more than one story actually! Wish you would add them as characters, I would love to see their story continue in words…

      November 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

  5. My dear friend, what you have produced is absolutely wonderful! I like your words – especially “this inescapable’now'” and this is a simply beautiful set of monochrome pictures, each one self-contained and very good – my favourite is the second down I think. I look forward to seeing >>>much more of this project! Adrian

    November 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    • Thanks Adrian, I’m feeling reasonably confident about this one, a bit pressurized maybe (because I want it to be good dammit!), but excited in general. I’ve been looking for a long term project, and this might just be it. Cheers my friend, I appreciate the words of encouragement.

      November 16, 2011 at 7:31 am

  6. there is so much poetry in these recent images… as though you are capturing the images from a deep place in you. Beautiful!

    November 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    • Yes, it’s like you so eloquently put in your most recent post, sometimes those questions come to the fore, and sometimes they consume you with their intensity. Thank you for the kind words Mimo, they mean so much.

      November 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

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