Kokoro - Wandering Through a Photographic Life

Backstage Kokoro

A "behind-the-scenes" look at selected images in my Kokoro project —
Content, photographic notes, EXIF data, creative process, miscellaneous commentary, and original digital captures. And now with additional audio comments about selected images!

From Kokoro #018 - Wall of Tears

Abstracts alway bring forth in me a strong eidetic vision. My mind's eye always wants to see something in the abstract that is merely a projection of order imposed on the chaos.

In this image, I can't help but see a strong man's right arm, held down by his side, clutching a short blade that is dripping something. (I know, it's just a bit creepy that I'd see that of all things. Sorry, it's just what I see.) It seemed appropriate to use this image in Kokoro as the representation of Stalin's Great Terror.

Again, I must emphasize that I have no such vision or intention when I'm in the field photographing. I just thought it was an interesting pattern, so I captured it. That's my working method. It's only much later that the image is then used in a project and its meaning is defined.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

3.2 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 100, Panasonic DMC-G1, LUMIX G VARIO 14-45/F3.5-5.6, 38 mm

Brooks Jensen

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