"I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condems this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire."
One of the top in my list of greatest fears. I’ve never had a good experience with them. Well with the exception of taking good pictures of them. And that is usually accompanied with shudders down my spine and a long string of vulgarities and me running away after the shutter goes.
My fear is not unfounded though. I woke up to one right smack on my chest one night which ended up running up my hair. Still creeps me out till this day. And I had another one drop on my head. Perfect scene for a Hollywood comedy huh?
But anyway, I’m working on a film this term for my university project and I wanted to explore this theme that came up in my mind in reflection of this image I took. Like why would I take a picture of something I’m so morbidly afraid of? The only thing I could think of is the essence of curiosity in fear.
There is a certain intrigue and charm in the things we’re afraid of. Think about the themes of death or ghosts. People do fear them to some degree but yet there is this allure and the need to know more. I think sometimes we exoticize the things we are intimidated by. Maybe we fill the voids that we do not comprehend or understand with bits of our imagination and it intrigues us. But there is always an almost poetic element to that mix, giving birth to a certain tint of beauty.
Guys I’m like 30, I can’t stand on the street like this. I can smoke? Fine. @inconnumag