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 #107 - Lace Memories

I was tending my brother while he fought kidney cancer. It was an incredibly intense time. Nonetheless, I tried to get my camera out once or twice a day for even just a few minutes of photography, more as a break from the emotions than as serious photography. These few minutes each day reminded me that there existed a world beyond the one that engulfed the two of us. This image was photographed In his guest bedroom. I found the juxtaposition of lace to the snow covered tree outside visually interesting. Now as I look at it, I realize that it is perhaps a metaphor for what we were going through in his final weeks.

Original digital capture (downsized for the web)

1/80 sec at f / 16, ISO 800, Panasonic DMC-G85, LEICA DG 12-60/F2.8-4.0, 31 mm

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