neither one, nor the other by ltodd

neither one, nor the other

This week it has been difficult to avoid exposure to darkness in the world.

I use fog in many of my composite images, as an allegory for the partially hidden, and partially understood fragments of our lives. This image however is not a composite. It was taken on a very misty morning in Venice harbour in 2012. A morning that was ‘sort of’ in colour, ‘sort of’ not. On that foggy morning, some things were clear, while some things were just vague shapes that make no sense at all -- like this Mad-Max like fishing ‘hut’, in the calm water in the distance. There is so much I don’t understand about the darkness in the news.

I was surprised this morning when the ABC radio announcer Ian McNammara played this performance by Australian singer, Normie Rowe and dedicated it to the missing 7 year old In Barcelona, Julian Cadman. While this is a terribly old clip of moderate quality, it is a stellar performance, and made perfect sense. Bring him peace.

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed
Wonderful image, tones, composition, narrative
August 20th, 2017  
@seattlite thankyou Gloria - I was really uncertain about even posting this.
August 20th, 2017  
Speaks to me big time...I hope there is hope somewhere in the fog. I am full of tears
August 20th, 2017  
@jgpittenger I have also been thinking about the importance, and meaning of, 'hope'.
August 20th, 2017  
intriguing, just the right amount of mystery
August 20th, 2017  
Amen. Lovely.
August 20th, 2017  
The news has been sad, and sadly the young boy's story ended badly. But there is still light in the darkness and this image gave me beauty to be grateful for. Thank you.
August 20th, 2017  
a beautiful surreal photo and sentiment, fav
August 20th, 2017  
Your photo is amazing in subject and composition. I hate that there is a narrative to support it so well.
August 20th, 2017  
There is so much beauty here...not just the image, but in your thoughts you allow us to hear... lovely.
August 20th, 2017  
Fitting image to the news around currently. Troubling and sad times indeed, and fog is quite an apt way to portray the lack of clarity and general confusion that exists.
August 20th, 2017  
Wonderful photograph. We are all clueless about the facts...
August 20th, 2017  
Beautiful and moving.
August 21st, 2017  
Wow very moving photo!
September 3rd, 2017  
Interesting photo.
September 12th, 2017  
I miss your imaginative photos!
May 27th, 2018  
@blueberry1222 :) Thanks Krista - I am busy at work - but it is so nice to hear your thoughts!
June 8th, 2018  
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