©David Sorcher 2012
I just don't see an any chance to make a new image today so i figure this is a good opportunity to promote some of my more personal work. I believe it is really important for photographers to continue to produce personal work, even if it is only for themselves and a certain sense of soul satisfaction. I show parts of this project to my students from time to time and i'm always amused by their reactions. Our personal work isn't always so easily accessible to the general populous. But what is really funny is that some of them have started looking for and shooting this kind of subject matter. Then i see a post somewhere...Hey David, look at this, i shot this one for you! :-)
As i stated in an earlier post, i've been working on this concept for about 35 years now. My early approach (mostly in B&W) was more documentary, but i now sometimes make arrangements like this one in an attempt to ritualize the subject matter and create some kind of statement on the cycle of life, death, resurrection and rebirth. This one is certainly one of my favorites so far.
I feel that i am getting very close to wanting to mount a show of this project so if anyone knows of a good venue for this kind of work please let me know.