les jeunes ñ’oublient pas
souvenir et jeunesse
young people don’t forget
memory and youth
A body of work from Père Lachaise cemetery, Paris.
Nobody takes photographs like I do. This is not said out of ego, or boastfulness, but simply an acknowledgement that we all see the world differently. This new series is no different. Closing in on details, low depth of field, over saturated colours, out of focus, blurred, I compose with the camera … a feeling, an homage to this place.
Conceptual: Instead of the axis ‘xyz’ being ‘space time context’ I roll the matrix through 90 degrees so the axis is now context (x), space (y) and time (z) – time being the floating variable (not just the variable time of the camera’s shutter): a photograph of the memorial to the victims of the Paris Commune; photographs of the tomb of Victor Noir who became a symbol of opposition to the imperial regime after he was assassinated; photographs of stones laid in respect to the victims of the Nazi death camps; the life of flowers (all artificial); the light streaming through stained glass windows at the back of vaults. Light, bending, light bending – illuminating the Stygian darkness, revealing hidden relations, small revelations.
I am the unmoved mover contemplating the perfectly beautiful, indivisible connection between life and death.
Dr Marcus Bunyan
© Marcus Bunyan
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