There is a certain irony in trying to photography cherry blossoms. Why try to preserve what is only beautiful because it is impermanent?
We are constantly in motion. Moving, growing, consuming, producing. A photograph- any photograph- is only a memento of what was. We are multifaceted beings. To you, I am an artist, blogging about the metaphysical and how it relates to my creation of art photographs. To my coworkers I am a scientist analyzing data, forming hypotheses and ultimately trying to get drugs to patients. To my family, I am someone only seen to them. We are complex, multifaceted beings. A photograph is only a faint impression of a portion of one of those facets. A photograph is “what was” the moment the shutter clicks- not only is it a thin shadow of a person, it is a thin shadow of who they were. And it can never be any more.
Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH. Anisotropic Images Photography