It had been a long day, one neither of them wanted to end. Light had faded to night hours ago and dawn threatened to come all to soon and with the dawn, she had to leave. They had savored every moment, trying to hold something of each other- some sight, some smell, some taste-that would last beyond their parting. In the darkness they promised each other they would stay in touch, but both knew things would never be the same. They would never be the same person who laid there that evening. Not even when the dawn came.
Mara and I have been working on this project for the past two years, but next month she will be moving across the country. While I’m sure we will keep in touch, the change in our collaboration is inevitable. We will both grow and evolve to places distant from where we are now; such is the nature of life. While I will of course miss her and our collaborations, I am happy to have seen her grow into a wonderful young woman and I am looking forward to seeing where life will take her.
In the images below, light seems to both emanate from and illuminate the figure. It’s warm, glowing light like what comes through the windows at either dawn or dusk. Either is a time of transition where the light is in a state of flux, where each moment is unique. A time when change is the nature of vision.
Lucas James is a fine art photographer who focuses on the human form. He is based in Manchester, NH.