Our Inner and Outer World

When I captured this photograph I knew the foreground would be B&W.  I wanted to show that we live in a man-made world.  We spend our lives inside.  Inside building.  Inside books and smartphones.  Inside our heads.  Inside cyberspace.  We often get stuck there, not venturing outside.  Perhaps we are all just inside Plato’s Cave.

So we have a person lying in bed, reading a graphic book, a book that is not a typical comic book, but not a book of only typed pages.  This person would rather stay inside the book than venture outside into a world of unlimited experiences.  Sure, books come in a huge variety of experiences but they all are from one person’s perspective.

Perhaps this photograph tells a deeper story of a person staying within their comfort zone.  A place they know is safe and fairly predicable.

JSH

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