Existential Friday: Fading with Time
This is the way in which memory-reality is constructed in the photograph –
Held in place,
Framed by context, colour, lighting & texture.
Watch it slip away
as time corrodes the edges,
Fades out events, environment & identity ……..
Leaving only the emotional core.
Snap the shot.
Develop a memory of what once was real.
An experiment in photo manipulation and memory reconstruction. Take a now old family photo and re-photograph as a close-up – “Does photographing a photograph of Oneself constitute a Selfie ? “. Capture the surface texture and the time altered colours of the printed photo in the digital memory of a camera from this century and transfer it to the computer. The process of recall begins,…..
Father & and daughter are both much older now. The child has aged, but with Special Qualities her love of dolls & their alternative reality has not abated. That reality has now expanded as she uses a digital device to capture & communicate the reality she perceives and inhabits. Not really that different from the world the father dwells in when blogging. The father’s hair is no longer dark in real life, it now goes silvery as aged photo paper.
See the corners and edges fade –
fencing has changed,
we frame our lives differently now, ……
those tree trucks to the left,
they came down with the pine branches
like that birch,
whose branches photo-bombs
the upper right corner,
the birch grew sickly & departed,
as did those dwelling there,
the corner house,
just over the right shoulder,
how that “old man” loved to decorate that house
Long ago, …….
…… watch the congealed moment reveal