Friday, April 24, 2009

Broken Home

Broken Home
Originally uploaded by suecae sounds
This is a a detail I captured the 20th of April of an abandoned house in Gaperud, near the small town of Molkom. This house have most likely been abandoned for several years and is in a state of decay.
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Rufus Opus said...

Very nice! We were watching a special on the History Channel here in the states about what the world would be like after people. It showed the degeneration of buildings and cities and everything we'd be leaving behind if we vanished today, and the impact it would have on wildlife and the environment. The show reminded me of your work. There's a post-human-era world that you manage to capture consistently. The neat thing is that there's no particular pathos in your work, nothing that seems tragic or forlorn. In the History channel special, they would close a scene by focusing on a doll left behind at an orphanage in Russia near Chernobyl, or something that made it seem as if it was somehow bad that humans were missing, or somehow shocking. I prefer the mood of your work.

Suecae Sounds said...

Thanks for sharing that story. It makes me happy that you like the mood of my work.

It is a fascinating artform in that I manage to communicate something you can interpret in the way that you do. I find specific details in nature and objects curious. I am often moved by beauty of things that people do not notice. Sometimes in what others look on as ugly or insignificant.

I have actually begun to think of photography more and more in terms of sharing the esoteric idea of an inner divinity veiled in religious teachings. A good photographer can reveal qualities and layers which is not obvious. It has trained myself in seeing things differently since I took up this hobby.

About the decay of things I come to think of Death card in the major arcana of the tarot, where there is the sun of rebirth hidden in the background. The sun is always there, but maybe not obious
in plain sight.

The great American photographer Ansel Adams have said a couple of very valuable things about photography which I am in agreement with:

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."

I love that quote.

Khalid said...

ja ellerhur, nuförtiden har alla en systemkamera och har en fotoblogg :d

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Sarah said...

Robert, so glad I could perk up your day! Hope things look up!! Namaste, Sarah