Fallen Leaves

Like language, photography has a "tense." As such, photography for me has a "this-will-have-been" tense, to borrow from the philosophy of Roland Barthes. All photographs capture fleeting moments. They can also play a reverse role of letting the viewer see something about the photographer. I shared "Fallen Leaves" with someone a few years ago, and she dubbed it Lonely Trees.

Like most photographs, this was an image of opportunity. I just happened to be running an errand to the grocery store just after the snow stopped falling. I just happened to have my Holga with me. And I just happened to look right instead of left. This image beckoned me. I followed the whisper. It now has been.

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